Franklin Women website – We’re Live!

After many months, a few wrong turns and way too many coffees, the Franklin Women website is live! Hooray!The timing couldn't be more perfect. As we lead up to National Science Week http://www.scienceweek.net.au Australia is buzzing about Science. One of the best ways to celebrate the science is to celebrate the people who do it, regulate it, support it, talk it, dream it.... you get the gist. Although we have come a long way since Rosalind Franklin was doing science in the early 1900s, stereotypes for people working in science fields still exist today (sorry, Einstein). There are many things about the Einstein stereotype that don't align with the modern day scientist such as his age, his eccentricity and his chromosomes. Many great initiatives have come and gone over the years aimed at breaking down this dated stereotype. One recent initiative out of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) is their Women in Science Wikibomb. http://www.science.org.au/node/324884 (OK, we didn’t know what a ‘wikibomb’ was either, but now we do and we love the idea!) More...