What connects an iconic album cover with an overlooked female scientist? With the opening of our new exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, on 19 June, we tell the story of all those white wavy lines on your Joy Division t-shirt.
To mark British Science Week 2021 (5–14 March 2021), Jennifer Lobo from the Trans-Pennine STEM Ambassador Hub spoke to some of their volunteers about what it’s like to work in STEM and about the future of their roles in the field.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year the theme is ‘choose to challenge’, and is all about celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness against bias.
In celebration of Black History Month, STEM Ambassador Engagement Officer Jenny Lobo spoke to SIM’s STEM Ambassadors about the people who inspire them.
As the world finds itself in lockdown, our aim for Earth Day 2020 was to take the opportunity for our STEM Ambassadors to reflect on travel and the places that their STEM career or education has taken them.
To mark International Women in Engineering Day, meet Explainer Team Leader Pippi Carty-Hornsby and find out how she went from making paper dolls houses to building racing cars and working our historic cotton mill machines.
Think of a scientist. What do you picture? The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.
Life for female engineers in the 1970s was very different, as items discovered in our archives show.
Dr Jessica Wade asks, “why is getting girls into STEM still an issue, and what can we do to change things?”