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NZ science’s own ‘Hidden Figures’ – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on January 24th, 2017.

With the release of the film Hidden Figures – recounting the story of a team of African-American women who helped NASA launch its first successful space missions – NZ Herald science reporter Jamie Morton talked to Pauline Harris and Nicola Gaston about diversity in science. Victoria University of Wellington astrophysicist Dr Pauline Harris said while […]

Dr Christina Riesselman awarded Women in Science fellowship

John Kerr posted in on September 9th, 2015.

Dr Christina Riesselman, a geologist at the University of Otago — and Science Media SAVVY participant — has been awarded the New Zealand L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship. Dr Riesselman was officially awarded the fellowship at a ceremony in Sydney last night. The Australia & New Zealand Fellowship programme comprises four $25,000 awards, three […]

Call off the Hunt – Fiona Fox on Tim Hunt

John Kerr posted in on June 15th, 2015.

Fiona Fox, Director of the UK Science Media Centre, writes on her blog about the recent scandal around Nobel laureate Prof Tim Hunt’s sexist public comments at a conference. Below is an excerpt, with the full blog available here. Call off the hunt Am I the only one who feels sorry for Tim Hunt? Judging […]

Nobel laureate’s comments creates sexism storm

Laura Goodall posted in on June 12th, 2015.

Nobel prize winner and UK Royal Society Fellow Tim Hunt has caused controversy by saying laboratories should be segregated along gender lines. Although Tim Hunt has apologised for his remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea this week, he stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs were disruptive. Consequently, the Royal Society of […]

Rutherford Medal Winner on Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on November 21st, 2011.

Prof Christine Winterbourn from the University of Otago, Christchurch, winner of the 2011 Rutherford Medal, was interviewed by Kim Hill (of Radio NZ’s Saturday Morning show). You can listen to the interview below and hear about Prof Winterbourn’s research and her reflections on winning the award.

Women in Science: A 2011 Snapshot

John Kerr posted in on August 15th, 2011.

The Association for Women in the Sciences, in association with Dr Belinda Bray of The University of Auckland, have produced a new booklet giving a snapshot of women in science in New Zealand in 2011. A pdf copy of the booklet can be downloaded here. Key findings of the report show: When science is compulsory at […]

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