Women in Science Fair
Sunday 18th March, 1-3pm
Museum of Science and Industry, Castlefield
For International Women’s Day and National Science & Engineering Week
Since March is the month of International Women’s Day, Manchester Girl Geeks is teaming up with the Museum of Science and Industry again to put on a fantastic afternoon at MOSI, where you can find out about how women were important in scientific discoveries!
Did you know that a woman invented the windscreen wiper, and liquid paper? Did you know that it was a woman who first discovered radioactivity, and coined the term? That a woman pioneered the use of graphs to represent statistical data? And a woman created the first computer compiler?
On Sunday afternoon (1-3pm), we will be joined by some well-known (and not so well-known) female scientists, engineers and mathematicians from throughout history. Each will be represented by an actor, in the appropriate costume, to explain what it was like being a woman in their lifetime. We will also have Girl Geeks on hand to explain the science they were responsible for, and to provide some fun hands-on activities for you to take part in.
Entry to the event is free (no need to book!) and we recommend you combine it with a visit to MOSI to see their amazing other exhibits. Let us know if you’re attending: http://www.facebook.com/events/264021727007241/
If you want to share the event with friends and family, download our awesome poster (thanks to Andrew Taylor for the drawing!):