Science forum targets young minds

Science forum targets young minds

Professor offers advice to schoolgirls and says discipline needs to attract ‘women who will make a difference’ You only live once – so do what you love.” While hardly rocket science, the advice was just as important as anything else one of our most accomplished chemists could impart to the next generation of female researchers yesterday. Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, of the University of Auckland, shared career tips with more than 130 secondary school girls when she chaired the inaugural For Girls in Science forum. The forum, part of the L’Oreal Australia New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship programme, aimed to close the gender gap in science by encouraging senior schoolgirls to consider the field as a career. Read the full story at The New Zealand Herald.