Deborah Dormah Kanubala Q&A: STEM without boundaries

Q&A with Deborah Dormah Kanubala, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation...

 

 

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Deborah Dormah Kanubala: STEM without boundaries

Deborah Dormah Kanubala's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation in promoting STEM, ...

 

 

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Alice Sheppard Q&A: Citizen Science – A way to widen participation?

Q&A with Alice Sheppard, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
What is citizen science? We’ll look at some examples of scientific discoveries and activity by people who aren’t employed as scientists – and find out how we can use this increasingly popular activity to lower the barriers for women.

Links

New Zealand initiative involving school-age children, CSI Pukekawa
SciStarter Girl Scouts
Orbyts - Twinkle space mission and schools
Doing It Together Science

About Alice
Alice Sheppard is Community Manager at UCL’s Extreme Citizen Science research group. She was the lead moderator of the first Galaxy Zoo discussion forum, looking after the volunteers, and her main interest is the management and care of volunteers in citizen science.

Twitter: @PenguinGalaxy...

 

 

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Alice Sheppard: Citizen Science – A way to widen participation?

Alice Sheppard's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
What is citizen science? We’ll look at some examples of scientific discoveries and activity by people who aren’t employed as scientists – and find out how we can use this increasingly popular activity to lower the barriers for women.
About Alice
Alice Sheppard is Community Manager at UCL’s Extreme Citizen Science research group. She was the lead moderator of the first Galaxy Zoo discussion forum, looking after the volunteers, and her main interest is the management and care of volunteers in citizen science.

Twitter: @PenguinGalaxy...

 

 

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Penny Gowland: Tutor, mentor and pioneer

Originally published in the ebook A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention.

by Heather Williams

The memories of my undergraduate days at the University of Nottingham resemble a richly coloured tapestry. My mind’s eye is immediately drawn to the great contrasts: the vivid brights of elation that accompanied success, adventure, satisfaction and falling head-over-heels in love; the darker, sombre tones of rejection, uncertainty, fear of failure and constant money worries.

The figures in the foreground form a familiar pageant of forms and faces, the individuals who were my world for three years. Those I lived and worked with, laughed and cried and supported and grew with; some of my first true friends, with whom I shared my very self. Some have moved on to futures disconnected from my own, some maintain a courteous online connection, some even send me Christmas cards. Others still sit at the very centre of my life, amongst the select few I could call at 3am in...

 

 

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