PhD student challenging the scientist stereotype at Soapbox Science event
A Leicester PhD student will be speaking about her involvement inat an outreach event aimed at increasing the visibility of women in science.
Rosie Johnson, a PhD student in our Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be taking part in the Soapbox Science event in Milton Keynes on Saturday 9 July, talking about her observations of Jupiter as part of the ground support for the current NASA Juno mission.
The festival has two aims: to bring the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists to unexpected places, and to increase the visibility of women in science.
Rosie will be talking about her studies of Jupiter’s Northern lights – how it is created and how it is influenced by Space Weather (the changing environment of interplanetary space modified by our Sun).
- Follow Rosie’s personal blog about her experiences while observing Jupiter in Hawaii
- Find out more about the University’s commitment to gender equality
Watch video interviews with Professor Stan Cowley and Professor Emma Bunce about Juno: