The proportion of women working in STEM has been increasing year on year, and this increase is even greater when we look at women from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
The African Science Academy (ASA) is Africa’s first maths, science and technology academy for girls. We spoke with three students at the academy, whose outstanding essays won them a trip to London.
What a scientist looks like
“If someone said scientist to me, I would think of someone who is working with chemicals or trying to build something. They would be old or very boring.”
This what 17-year-old, Ibukun from Nigeria imagined a scientist was before enrolling at the African Science Academy (ASA), Africa’s first maths, science and technology academy for girls…
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