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Welcome to the Association for Women in the Sciences
Latest NewsDr Judith O'Brien has been awarded the inaugural Miriam Dell Award by the Association in recognition of her outstanding contribution to mentoring female students and scientists.
We encourage women to use and develop their scientific abilities and to achieve their full potential.
Our Aims are to:
- Provide a network for women interested or working in the sciences to share scientific information, experience and skills.
- Explore and speak on issues relating to women and science.
- Provide social interaction with others who have similiar interests.
- Assist girls and women to gain confidence in their role in the sciences and increase self knowledge.
- Provide visibility for women in the sciences and to support women to achieve visibility in the sciences.
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10th July 2014
Dr Jean Fleming
Jean Fleming is enjoying her new role as a science communicator at the University of Otago. It has been a steep learning curve, but this old dog has definitely learnt some new tricks! The Centre for Science Communication (www.sciencecommunication.info) is now up and humming, with over 50 MSciComm students in the three streams of film-making, creative non-fiction book writing and popularizing science. Jean is also a staff member in the Department of Anatomy & Structural BIology, where she is establishing new research directions and contributing to the teaching of the first year Health Science students.