Tutors and students at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre have marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science this month.
Each year, the College achieves outstanding results in science subjects, studied on both A Level and Advanced Vocational routes, and opens the doors for progression to study science-related subjects at some of the UK's top universities and successful careers within the Science industry.
Tutors took the opportunity, on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 to reflect on their own journey to become leaders within their field, sharing their passion for science with students and inspiring future generations of scientists.
Jen Hedley, Curriculum Principal for A Levels who teaches Chemistry, said she was inspired to enter a science-based career at secondary school by a GCSE teacher who made Science come to life. She said:
"I found it fascinating, being able to link why things happen to everyday life. I found the subject challenging but was good at it and that sparked my passion.
"On International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 I reflected on the female scientist who truly inspired me through her achievements - Dame Kathleen Lonsdale. She was a woman of many ‘firsts’ for female scientists such as being the first of two women to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society and first woman as a textured Professor at UCL. She is more commonly know for proving that the structure of Benzene was flat in 1931 using cutting edge technology, X-ray Diffraction, at the time."
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