Science in Your Future: Diamond's event for girls
‘Science in Your Future’ series to encourage more girls into science
Despite some gains, women are still underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions. In 2010, the UK Resource Centre reported that just one in twenty working women are employed in STEM occupations compared to one in three men, and although girls and boys tend to perform equally well in GCSE science subjects, data from the Institute of Physics shows that almost half of all maintained co-ed schools put no girls forward for A-level physics in 2011.
Diamond is proud to host a plethora of talented and expert female scientists. The hope is that, by conveying the wonder and impact of what women do at the synchrotron, we can inspire the next generation of female scientists and show them how important they are to the future of science.