31 Mar 2016

Sexism in science

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:13 pm on 31 March 2016
Dr. Nicola Gaston, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University

Dr Nicola Gaston Photo: Victoria University of Wellington

A well known and respected Associate Professor of nanotechnology and related sciences has addressed the ongoing battle of sexism in her field.

Dr Nicola Gaston is also a prominent science communicator and advocate for women in academia and was the President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists in 2014 and 2015.

She's also, somehow, found time to publish a book called Why Science is Sexist.

Last night she was a key note speaker at Refactor NZ's quarterly gathering which is made up of women in New Zealand's tech industry.

Dr Gaston joins Jesse to discuss the ongoing issues women are up against in science.

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