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last modified Feb 24, 2016 12:17 PM
Soapbox Science: call for dynamic and enthusiastic female scientists to step away from the lab and onto a soapbox

Do you want an exciting opportunity to communicate your research with the public? We're looking for dynamic and enthusiastic female scientists to step away from the lab and onto a soapbox!

On 2nd July 2016 in Cambridge Market Square, 12 fantastic female scientists will talk to members of the public about their research, at the first ever Cambridge Soapbox Science event. Apply now to be one of these speakers!

Soapbox Science brings interesting scientific research to members of the public and at the same time it promotes the visibility of female scientists. Women have won only 3% of science Nobel prizes, hold 11% of the highest academic positions in science and 67% of members of the public believe women do not have the required skills to be high-level scientists [1]. It’s imperative to have women out there to help show society that women can be amazing scientists and we need YOUR help to do this!

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to receive communications training at several workshops around the UK and to gain valuable experience in science communication. Past participants report they enjoyed the experience and connecting with the public, had a great opportunity to network with other scientists at the training workshops and had an increased professional profile within their departments as well as demonstrating to future funders that they can successfully communicate research to the public. Read about previous participants experiences on the soapbox science blog: http://soapboxscience.org/

So apply to speak, or encourage your female colleagues to apply! Speakers can be from any scientific discipline, and we want everyone from PhD students to professors. Apply via the link below by Friday 26th Feb 2016

If you have any questions email cambridge.soapbox@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Cambridge Soapbox Team 2016

[1] http://www.loreal.com/media/press-releases/2015/sep/the-loreal-foundation-unveils-the-results-of-its-exclusive-international-study

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