Halifax NSIS talk: GIRLS and Science

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal will be presenting the following talk at the Halifax Natural History Museum auditorium, 1747 Summer St., on Oct. 1st, 7:30pm:

GIRLS and Science: Why it’s Important and How You can Support Them

October 1, 2012

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal
Mount St. Vincent University

The NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Atlantic Region) describes how she became a biologist specializing in craniofacial development and evolution. She will outline why it’s important to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and medical (STEM) careers.

Hat tip to Shawn Wilson of CFI-NS.

More information and more upcoming NSIS events available in this PDF.

Which government better understands how to get women interested in science?

I’ll report, you decide.

The EU “Science: it’s a girl thing!” campaign:

The White House’s Girls in STEM video (hat tip to Scicurious):

Vote in the comments! IT’LL BE A FUCKEN TIGHTTE RACE, I’M SURE!!!1 (Err. Sorry, I channeled PhysioProf for a second there.)

Also, to skew your votes ever so slightly, Teen Skepchick hosts a spirited debate about what shade of eyeshadow women scientists should work on first. I think. I nodded off halfway through the title because it wasn’t jump-cutty enough.