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Our Own Theory for “The Big Bang Theory”

By Lauren Hennessy, Kate Dunnion and Caoilfhain Doran, Expect Everything young correspondents from Ireland Throughout ‘The Big Bang Theory’ series we found that the show was quite sexist towards women in the science field. We based this on the three main female characters in the series: Penny, Bernadette and Amy. Penny (Leonard’s Wife) Penny’s the…

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Influential Women in Science

By Harry Jones and Jacob Herd, Expect Everything young correspondents from Ireland 17th and 18th century   Science was becoming wildly popular throughout the world at this time in history. People were questioning more and looking for answers.  In this time women were viewed as intellectually inferior so getting into science was much more difficult. …

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 6)

Episode 6: Reality     “I’ve seen the future. There are lots of tin foil hats.”   Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty and humour and some…

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 5)

Episode 5: Priorities     “It may be blank, but by god, at least it looks nice.”   Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty and humour and…

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Under-cover

  … covers of women and men’s magazines imagined by Editorial Board team at AHHAA Science Centre, Estonia     The girls had to image a stereotypical magazine cover for men and chose cars, tools and electrical appliances. The boys picked fashion, tuna (??) and home decoration for a magazine cover that tried too hard…

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Who’s behind the wheel?

Our young collaborators from Estonia want to challenge yet another stereotype: that women have worse driving skills than men. The headline “Women behind the wheel, accident in store? Stereotype or reality?” Their advice Accept there are good and bad drivers among all genders, and offer constructive criticism instead of assigning blame.     Stay safe from…

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 4)

Episode 4: Compliments     “I’ve been told this is not the correct way to take a compliment.”   Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty and…

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Dare to differ: a fresh take on gender stereotypes

More women than men in certain jobs, stereotypical opinions about what girls and boys like, the question of bathroom signs… our young collaborators working with AHHAA Science Centre (Estonia) talked honestly about their impressions on all of these subjects. “Julge erineda” means “Dare to differ”! Are you ready to challenge gender stereotypes in your everyday life?

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Girls talk STEM: Meet Katariina from Estonia!

Meet our young collaborator, Katariina! She’s 16 years old, and will soon be starting her 11th grade. Science, nature and equestrianism are her interests, but she is also adamant that, when she grows up, she would like to be a Disney princess. Yes, she really means it! “I mean, I’m already almost a grown-up, but…

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Girls talk STEM: Meet Ronja from Estonia!

Meet our young collaborator, Ronja, from Estonia! She’s 17 years old and will soon be entering 11th grade. Among her many interests are classical singing, voluntary work, and making small gifts and surprises for her friends for no special reason. Choosing between normal and weird, she’d choose weird: “I just go with the flow.”  …

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My STEM identity

By Jasper Eddison, 15, UK young correspondent Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Personally, I take great interest in all four categories included in STEM, but why? And why is there such a lack of graduates in the European Union for STEM subjects, when unemployment for graduates is so high in other fields? An innate passion…

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 3)

  Episode 3: The Four Stages     “The unending cycle”   Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty and humour and some powerful commentary about the life of…

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The STEM Career of a Girl

By Yuchao Fan, UK young correspondent   As a child, she had no interest in STEM – she found it boring and unsuitable for her. She eventually went on to pursue a career in a different industry. Was this lack of interest in STEM purely innate, perhaps simply a matter of preference?   Our story ends…

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Celebrate biodiversity with Green Teen Team!

By our partners, the Green Teen Team  The Green Teen Team are young people with a big idea: teenagers can make a difference to the future of the planet through sustainable daily actions and the protection of local biodiversity! It is important for young people to know what they can do to help. Green Teen Team…

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Science and Me

By Tom Conradi, UK young correspondent STEM subjects are the basis for all the advances our society has made in the last few hundred years. From the Large Hadron Collider to keyhole surgery science has progressed massively since the Industrial Revolution, and this is partly due to the nature of scientific discovery: the more we discover,…

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Stop this vicious cycle

By Alfie Poynter, UK Editorial Board Why is there a gender imbalance in the STEM field and how can equality be achieved? The STEM field is heavily dominated by men; areas like engineering have only 9% female workers. But why is this? We are currently living in one of the most accepting and encouraging societies…

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The STEM of the Problem

By Amy Jackson, UK young correspondent Since the creation of science, technology, engineering and maths, men have led the way in all things STEM. From the invention of the light bulb to doctors during the world wars, women have been very much out of the picture and despite a few notable names, the situation nowadays is not…

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 2)

Episode 2: Cleavage   “I often worry what would happen to the world if boys became women for a day.”   Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty…

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Speed Date at the museum

Tuesday afternoon, after school, the students eat a quick sandwich and come to the Science and Technology Museum Leonardo da Vinci. The school and the museum are nearby and therefore the museum staff of the Hypatia project invited the panel of teenagers to participate in an activity  before returning home to study. In this period…

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In the Eyes of the World

Our young Israeli Editorial Board members have been thinking hard about the mismatch between the diverse paths women follow in life and the often unvaried and problematic way they are seen ‘in the eyes of the world’.   Who are our Israeli Editorial Board members?  The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem has been working with…

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A most crucial question

  Our young Israeli Editorial Board members are baffled that seeing a woman in a leadership position or a man in a domestic role still manages to surprise. They want to ask you: “Are you really doing what you want, or what others expect of you?” Because, when such images are not the common currency,…

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JessComix or: The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Men and Robots (Ep. 1)

Episode 1: Your Excuse   “Instant karma is the best karma.” Jessica Chambers is a third-year student in the field of Robotics and Interactive Systems at the University of Toulouse, France. Follow her work on our blog and social media for a regular dose of honesty and humour and some powerful commentary about the life of…

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She did!

  Our young Israeli Editorial Board members are shedding light on a less-known episode in the discovery of the DNA’s structure. Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, a PhD student working under her supervision, were the source of the much celebrated “Photograph 51.” Those working in this field could deduce from this photo that DNA had a…

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My dream of becoming an Archaeologist

My name is Alicia Chevreau and I am 16 years-old. I am a 2nd year high school student specializing in biology and since secondary school, I have a dream. While watching a documentary on the Cambodia city of Angkor Vat, it became clear to me: I want to be an Archaeologist! Bringing the past back…

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Learning about unknown scientific women

by Jeanne Expect Everything French Editorial board I am a first year science student at a High School in the south of Île-de-France. I really like sciences, and especially mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Indeed, I enjoy thinking, understanding the surrounding world, seeking and solving problems. I would like to tell you about a series…

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Facing gender stereotypes in class

By Jeanne, Expect Everything French Editorial Board I am a first year science student at a High School in the south of Île-de-France. I really like sciences, and especially mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Indeed, I enjoy thinking, understanding the surrounding world, seeking and solving problems. My French teacher is a respectful and very cultured…

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Advocacy for women and girls in sciences

            By Emma Ciazynski   Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, My name is Emma Ciazynski, I am 16 years old and I am currently studying Economy and Social Sciences in Hoche high school, Versailles. I am Franco-Slovak and I spent seven years in Slovakia before coming back to live in France.…

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The “Blue Economy “

    By Gabrielle Tourte and Emma Ciazynski, Expect Everything French Editorial Board   Recently, while watching Idriss Aberkane’s conference on “The economy of knowledge”, we learnt about a theory which highlights the possibility of an economically viable world without waste. It is the Blue Economy theory, developed and mostly supported by Gunter Pauli who…

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Women in STEM memory Game

To celebrate the contribution of these amazing women to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, we created this Memory Game that you can download and print. Here are the rules: Mix up the cards. Lay them in rows, face down (Expect Everything side up). Turn over any two cards. If the two cards match,…

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Expectations and worries concerning sciences

By Expect Everything French Editorial Board Elisabeth Viossat Louise Billault Nicolas Moine Titus Renouf   Science gathers many domains and concepts, from the laws of physics to mathematical calculations The evolution of science is paramount for life functioning. It is crucial to preserve and improve it as it is the source of many creations:   Medical…

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The brain’s various defence strategies

      By Sarah, member of Expect Everything French Editorial board   My name is Sarah, I am 15 years old and I study at Charlemagne high school in Paris. I really enjoy chemistry, physics and psychology but I am not really passionate by biology, sociology and economy. I have always been interested in…

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I dreamed of… GPS contact lenses

By Nourhane, French junior Expect Everything report   My name is Nourhane and I am a 2nd-year high school scientific student. My favourite courses are mathematics, biology and history. Later, I would like to be a doctor, ever a paediatrician or a gynaecologist.   I wanted to share with you a dream that I made…

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Meet four fantastic inventors!

By Pietro Mari and Cecilia Zurla It’s not often that we can say who invented the thousands of things we use every day. We may know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone or debate who invented the airplane, the Wright brothers or Santos-Dumont, but most of the time, we go about our days unaware…

The first woman on the moon

  By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent   On 29 of July 1969, the whole world was holding its breath to see one man take the first step on the saying the famous words “that’s one step for the man, one giant leap for mankind”. What about the first woman on the Moon?!?! Did you know…

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What is the difference between being a boy or a girl?

What opinions do you have about what it means to be a boy or a girl when you’re a ninth grader in Denmark? A conversation between Oliver Enevoldsen, Carl Lonborg, Gustav Lunde, Viola Melamies, Waldemar Blichfeldt, William Kronborg, Rasmus Baun Bartran, Gustav Ravn Madsen, Hanna-Sofie Dahle and Sigrid Garder, 9th grade students from Maglegaards School…

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Why are science centres important?

By Oliver Enevoldsen, Carl Lonborg, Gustav Lunde, Viola Melamies, Waldemar Blichfeldt, William Kronborg, Rasmus Baun Bartran, Gustav Ravn Madsen, Hanna-Sofie Dahle and Sigrid Garder, 9th grade students from Maglegaards School in Denmark   We are part of the youth panel of Experimentarium, the Danish science centre in Copenhagen. We were asked why a science center…

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Houston, we’ve got a problem

      By Maaike, Expect Everything Dutch reporter     If you have seen the movie “Gravity”‘ you know the phenomenon: a fly-away George Clooney who gives his life for the protagonist. Of course, this is all recorded in a studio but what if you actually float away from the last pieces of humanity?…

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Imagine…

    By Jol Abels, 13 years old Junior Editor Expect Everything     A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to buy a new phone. While searching the Internet and reading reviews, I noticed that new phones support wireless charging. I was wondering if I should buy a more expensive, wireless rechargeable mobile, or a…

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How to make businesses more gender inclusive?

By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent     On the 30 June Dutch social reporter Romy (17) visited the Hypatia event ‘Making your Business More Gender Inclusive’ in Brussels. The main question of the day was how companies can build a more gender inclusive environment in #STEM related industries. The event will be moderated by…

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Science activities should be inviting to everyone!

There is a growing need for people who are skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Ok, this is something we constantly hear. So, let’s skip this in mind. What should be done? European governments and the European Union are working on attracting and recruiting more youth to STEM study programmes: They must not…

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Inclusion in museums and science centres

It is easy to consider museums and science centres welcoming and inclusive places. When we enter a science centre gallery with all its hands-on exhibits featuring scientific principles just waiting to be discovered, it is tantalisingly easy to think that these spaces extend the same open invitation to everyone. However it is becoming more and…

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Girls only love sports for girls? Not really!

Fiori Endt is 14 years old. She is one of the Dutch editors for Expect Everything. She tells us about her passion street hockey and why she has chosen this as her sport.       I love hockey, but not ordinary hockey. My sport is ice hockey during wintertime and street hockey in summertime.…

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Getting young people enthusiastic for STEM: It’s not as hard as adults think it is.

    Tips for adults by Sanne van Beem, Reporter Expect Everything   First of all, the rate for youth unemployment is high i Europe. On the other hand, there is a shortage of technically skilled personnel. It is argued that both problems can be solved by getting children and young people excited about STEM,…

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The first woman on the moon

  By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent   On 29 of July 1969, the whole world was holding its breath to see one man take the first step on the saying the famous words “that’s one step for the man, one giant leap for mankind”. What about the first woman on the Moon?!?! Did you know…

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Tube Your Future: a big promotion of science and technology!

  By Romy Harink, Expect Everything Dutch correspondent   After a long trip by train form my hometown in The Netherlands, I finally arrived at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. The first thing I saw was lots of students nicely dressed in suits or dresses, just according to the dress code. They all came for the…

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How would you respond if you were in their place?!?!

English version Our French youth panel met on 26 March 2016 to discuss science, but also gender, and above all, to give recommendations to the European Commission on how to put in place programmes to attract more young people to science. Our panel representatives during this meeting were: Elisabeth, Nicolas, Louise, Hamed, Maude, Samuel , Théo…

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NEMO is looking for young editors to work with us!

Are you between 13 and 18 years old and are you interested in science or technology? Than, we are very curious to hear what you think! What news strikes you? What do you expect from science and technology in the future? What is fun to read and hear about? NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam is looking…

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Amazing scientists!

Hey, We’ve been up for some days now. And it might be just the right time to tell you about amazing scientists out there. Check who they are and what they do. You can check them following this link! They travel the world, research, explore, do incredible things, make amazing breakthroughs and above all they…

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Nothing better than a good maths puzzle

Do you want to have fun with a great brainteaser? Check the one bellow. It has been going viral in recent days after being shared on Facebook 🙂 1 + 4 = 5 2 + 5 = 12 3 + 6 = 21 8 + 11 = ?   The solution: There are two possible…

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Hubs

We want to help you discover how great STEM can be (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can be. They are fields with fantastic opportunities. But sometimes the way they are though and communicated can feel excluding for some people (most of us really) and filled with stereotypes. Tackling this problem is not the job only of…

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Cool organisations to know about

You probably like science, or maybe you already know you love it! Or maybe, you are willing to give it a try. So we thought it would great if you knew about these organisations that work with STEM and young humans like us: Greenlight for girls is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls of all ages…

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A Density Experiment You Can Drink!

Density is a fascinating thing that we see around us all the time! This easy experiment illustrates the idea of density in liquids and it will look pretty cool in your next lunch party! You will need: Juices that have different density levels. The density of a juice is often determined by how much sugar…

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A Frog and Darwin

Ok, we know that this might be a little bit too long ago…! Charles Darwin, the origin of species, and the theory of evolution…but we just want to bring your attention to this fact : Darwin was a true explorer, the master of the explorers of the world. Can you imagine yourself today saying “Goodbye world…

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The Mother of Pulsars

The day I meet the mother of Pulsars…the mother of what? Well, if you haven’t heard of pulsars I don’t blame you, but pulsars have been there, up in the skies of our immense universe for quite some time. And it was Jocelyn Bell Burnell who discovered them. And I met this lady and had…

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Hello, world_

A new journey starts here, today! Let’s celebrate :). So if this is a journey, then, welcome on board. This post is just a door opening to a whole new world of discoveries, surprises, and ideas coming true. In a nutshell: EXPECT EVERYTHING! From us, from science and above all from YOU. You are the…