The Royal Institution supports new government drive to encourage more girls into science and engineering

Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution (Ri), will join a new government roundtable set up to consider how to engage, encourage and support more female students to take up STEM subjects.

  • Young girls carrying out a chemistry experiment

    Female students conducting an experiment in the L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

    Credit: Karen Hatch

30 September 2013

The Royal Institution is to build on its reputation as a pioneer in public science engagement by working with the government on how to encourage more women to study and pursue a future in science and engineering, as part of a new £400 million capital investment announced today by Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister of Universities and Science.

Dr Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution (Ri) will join the government’s roundtable to consider how to engage, encourage and support more female students up and down the country to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at GCSE, A-level and university.

Dr Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Ri said: “I am delighted that David Willets is investing in the next generation of scientists and engineers. 

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