The Portsmouth Girls into Physics Network
The Portsmouth Girls into Physics Network is an initiative launched in 2015 by the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation to encourage and support girls and young women studying physics in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Primarily aimed at Year 12 students, the network organises several events through the school year to bring female physics students together and expose them to different aspects of physics.
The 2015/16 Introduction Event for students, parents/guardians and teachers is taking place on Tuesday 1st December at the University of Portsmouth. Please follow the link below to register.
The Portsmouth Girls into Physics Network is organised by Dr Jen Gupta and Dr Karen Masters from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. It is supported by The Ogden Trust and the South East Physics Network. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Jen Gupta.
Our first event, aimed at year 12 female physics student, their parents and teachers took place on 29th Jan 2015, comprising a discussion of why more girls don’t choose Physics, speed networking and a discussion of physics careers. You can read more about the Launch of the Portsmouth Girls into Physics Network.
Our favourite research into why more girls don’t study physics:
It’s Different for Girls, by the Institute of Physics, 2012.
Not for People Like Me, by Averil MacDonald for SEPNet and WISE.