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Dundee Women in Science Festival

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As well as highlighting the leading edge work being carried out in STEM subjects locally and internationally, the festival will focus on the opportunities open to girls and young women interested in a career in science.

A celebration of the achievements of women who work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, will take place in Dundee from Thursday with the launch of the Women in Science festival.

Exhibitions, film screenings, talks, workshops and other events will take place as part of the festival, which is a collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, Abertay, and St Andrews, Dundee Science Centre, the James Hutton Institute and Dundee Women's Festival.

This year's festival will be launched with the opening of a new exhibition by artist Janice Aitken, who has produced photographic portraits of a number of locally based women scientists working across a range of disciplines and includes women working at the James Hutton Institute.

The exhibition will mark the opening of the festival at the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, at 6pm on Thursday 1 March and at various venues around the city until Monday 19 March. It coincides with National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) and is part of the Dundee Women's Festival.

Professor Gabi Hegerl of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh will deliver the Distinguished Women Scientists Seminar entitled "Understanding and attributing climate change" at the James Hutton Institute on 19 March as part of the festival.

As well as highlighting the leading edge work being carried out in STEM subjects locally and internationally, the festival will focus on the opportunities open to girls and young women interested in a career in science.

This is the 4th year in which the Women in Science Festival will be held in Dundee. More information about the events taking place, and women scientists taking part, is available on the festival website www.WomenInScience.org.uk

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