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Your Science Out There

Your Science Out ThereProfessor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences, has launched the project “Your Science Out There”, in collaboration with Oxford Sparks, and three DPhil students: a volcanologist, a planetary geochemist and a palaeo-climatologist, to create video and teaching resources for scientific learners of all ages.

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the project will showcase 3 dynamic young female Oxford scientists, who are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge about our planet and beyond. The project is funded by the Royal Society and will develop a series of videos and teaching resources to inspire others to explore the Earth Sciences. The classroom resources have been developed in collaboration with education specialists and link the topics into key areas of the Chemistry and Physics school curriculum.

Tasmin said: “Our aim is to share our excitement about researching planetary-scale processes and to show students that the concepts that they are learning at school (or beyond!) are used daily by scientists at the knowledge frontier. We hope that this will arm teachers with exciting material opening new horizons in student perception of where science can take you.”

Professor Tasmin Mather‘s research focuses on volcanoes and she leads specialist volcanology classes for 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students, as well as teaching chemistry to first year students. She won the Rosalind Franklin award in 2018. You can read more about what sparked her interest in volcanology and pursuing a career in academia in her profile, run as part of the celebration of 40 years of women at Univ.

Published: 5 March 2020

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