The UK pioneers programs to recruit women in science, engineering and technology

February 17, 2005

What: A panel of UK experts on women in science will host a workshop discussing the UK government and university commitment and policies to promote women in science, successful initiatives and perspectives from industry and the research community. There will also be a lecture on the State of Women in Science: Bridging the Gender Gap.

When: Workshop: Friday, Feb. 18, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Exhibition Level, Exhibition Hall Lecture: Sunday, Feb. 20, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Who: The panelist include Nancy Lane from Cambridge and Chair of Athena Committee; Caroline Fox from the Royal Society and Program Manager for Athena; Teresa Rees from Cardiff University and expert on UK science in the EU Context; Carol Robinson from Cambridge and winner of the Rosalind Franklin Award for Chemistry and Julia King, Principal of Engineering Faculty at Imperial College and previous Head of Materials at Rolls-Royce Aerospace Group

The UK has created several programs to recruit, retain and promote women in science, engineering and technology both in academia and careers. This year at AAAS UK Science and Technology and the British Council celebrate Women in Science. There will be an UK pavilion at the AAAS exhibit hall that will feature opportunities for study abroad, research, investment and trade with the UK. UK universities including Bristol, Cambridge, Imperial and Warwick will be available at the pavilion to discuss their science programs and special opportunities for women in science.

The UK's progressive science and technology environment makes it the partner of choice for world-leading researchers, developers and academics eager to turn knowledge into innovation. Learn more about how the UK is developing science and technology for a new world at

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