On 5 December 2012, a Polish edition of the European project entitled ‘Science: it’s a girl thing!’, was held in the Copernicus Science Centre. The project’s objective is to encourage young women to pursue a career in science. The European Commission has already been challenging stereotypes regarding women and science in Brussels, Vienna, Munich, Milan and Amsterdam.
On the occasion of the event, the CSC was visited by distinguished female representatives of scientific circles, who proved that science is a girl thing. The meetings with them were attended by students of selected schools in the Mazovia Voivodeship due to the fact that the campaign is targeted at girls aged 13-18.
As a part of the event, the female scientists talked about their work and presented their research in the form of short workshops or experiments. Professor Ana Anderson, a Danish astrophysicist from the Niels Bohr Institute, delivered a lecture, and Monika Koperska, a finalist of the FameLab international science competition, presented her scientific interests.
So, girls, get into science!