Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science.
Building on the success of the 2016 Soapbox Science, this year the event takes on a new and exciting element!
ICCS will again be helping to bring the event to Oxford, and this year MPLS and the Medical Science divisions from the University will be lending financial support.
As we get ready to celebrate the UN's International Day of Woman And Girls In Science this Saturday, we will be highlighting some of the incredible women in the ICCS group.
We're kicking off with a great blog from our group leader, E.J. Milner-Gulland about why she loves her job.
Read E.J's blog here
Prue will be sharing stories from her work with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, where she applied decision-support tools to help guide a new wave of monitoring & management of the Great Barrier Reef.