This month (February 11th) sees the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Whether studying STEM subjects at university or working in a STEM field, women in the UK are still (unbelievably!) outnumbered by men 3 to 1.

 

We’re proud that, every day, Red Bird tutors are helping young women take action to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

 

COVID-19

 

In our next post, we’ll meet some of our amazing STEM tutors, but for now, let’s look at what women in STEM have accomplished over the last few years…

Did you know that many of the medical advances made against COVID were the work of women?

 

Katalin Karikó

Photo: Katalin Kariko.jpg:, CC BY-SA 4.0

Hungarian scientist, Katalin Karikó, pioneered mRNA research in the 1970s and 1980s. The results of her research made COIVD-19 vaccinations possible.

Özlem Türeci

Photo: Stefan Albrecht / BioNTech, CC BY-SA 4.0

German scientist, Özlem Türeci, is the Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech. She worked together with Pfizer on Project Lightspeed to produce their COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Dr Kizzmekia Corbett

Photo: Kizzmekia Corbett – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Dr Kizzmekia Corbett is one of the USA’s leading researchers into vaccine research. her work on how some ethnic groups are affected disproportionately by COVID-19 helped make vaccines more effective.

Prof Sarah Gilbert

Photo: Escv2021, Public Domain

Here in the UK, Professor Sarah Gilbert led the creation of the Oxford vaccination. She was made a Dame for her work and inspired a moving standing ovation at Wimbledon.

So, if you’re a young women interested in STEM subjects, just imagine what YOU could achieve in the future!

Sally

Sally

Owner of Red Bird Tutoring

Sally joined Sue full-time at Red Bird in 2021 after a 15-year career as a Primary Teacher, SENCO and school leader.

She built Red Bird’s website and runs the computer systems that make everything run smoothly.

Since its launch, Red Bird has helped hundreds of learners achieve success!

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