News from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

School supports calendar for women in science

A calendar featuring London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine scientists has been launched to raise money for projects that encourage young women and girls to see science as an exciting and productive career choice.

ScienceGrrl Calendar 2013 showcases the real face of female scientists – and male scientists who have shown their support for women in science – with photographs that demonstrate the impact of their work.

Entomologists Dr James Logan and Angela Kaye from the Department of Disease Control and arctec appear in July’s depiction of field work.

The calendar will be sold to raise funds for initiatives that will help girls and young women engage with science.

Ann Fazakerley, Director of External Relations, said: “We are delighted to support this initiative which we hope will encourage more women into science.”

Founder and Director of ScienceGrrl Heather Williams said: “ScienceGrrl celebrates what female scientists are already doing and encourages girls and young women to follow in our footsteps – and achieve even greater things. The 13 images in the ScienceGrrl Calendar 2013 can only showcase a small part of the fascinating and valuable work undertaken by the diverse range of women in STEM, but it is a beautiful introduction to the female face of science.”

(Image (from left to right): Jay Neale, James Logan, Sarah Dewhurst, Angela Kaye at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve, Twickenham. Credit: Ben Gilbert/ScienceGrrl)

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