Swansea Soapbox Science seeks volunteer speakers

Swansea University will be hosting their fourth Soapbox Science event on Saturday 8th July 2017 and is on the lookout for volunteer speakers.

Soapbox Science collageThe University is seeking female scientists to set up their soapboxes in Oxford Street and talk about their work in science, as the city centre buzzes with Saturday shoppers. The event’s mission is to raise the profile, and challenge the public’s view, of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in the hope to influence girls from any background to follow a career in science.

This event is part of an international initiative by Soapbox Science, which aims to bring science to the people and challenge gender stereotypes in science careers.  The Swansea event is one of 17 Soapbox Science events going on in the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Ireland and Germany with speakers from a range of backgrounds from PhD students, lecturers, readers, professors, to engineers and scientists working in the industry.

Event organiser, Dr Geertje van Keulen of Swansea University said: “Swansea’s Soapbox Science will feature women at the forefront of science and technology from all over Wales and we hope they will stop people in their tracks with fascinating talks on their research. In the past we have heard talks on a diverse range of subjects from maggot therapy, volcanoes and the dark side of the Universe and we look forward to hearing more exciting science talk this year!”

Anyone wanting to speak at event can apply before the February 24th deadline.

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View images from previous Soapbox Science in Swansea.

See the video from our 2015 Soapbox Science event.

Learn more about Soapbox Science