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Women’s Business Pioneer Wins Scottish Diversity Award

Angie Foreman, Programme Director of Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee, has won a Scottish Diversity Award.

Angie was presented with the Equality Advocate of the Year award at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow.
The news comes hot on the heels of Angie winning the Change Catalyst award in the Business Women Scotland / Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards in November 2018.

Launched in 2010, Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative with one purpose – to enable the economic empowerment of five million women by 2020. Run in over 60 countries around the world, Dundee is the only city in Western Europe to host the programme.

Angie Foreman

 

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Dundee to Inspire Next Generation of Space Entrepreneurs

Dundee Science Centre is to inspire the next generation of space entrepreneurs after landing a national grant to bring the latest space science to families and schoolchildren across the area.

Following on from the huge success of the Destination Space programme, the UK Space Agency is now supporting the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres to create new space resources aimed at inspiring visitors, communities and school pupils with the exciting science and engineering of future space missions.

Ruthvenfield Primary School pupil Ryan coring a sample of ‘Martian sand’ to test its environment!

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Dundee Gears up for Electric Vehicle Roadshow

Swithering about investing in an electric car or bike, and wondering how they might fit into your life?

A family-friendly event is giving visitors the chance to test drive and experience the thrill of driving a variety of electric vehicles at Dundee Science Centre this weekend (Saturday 2 March 2019).

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Medical Research Inspiration for Scottish School Pupils

Today’s school pupils could be engaged in pioneering and life-changing laboratory work in just a few years.

That was the message from Medical Research Scotland, which hosted a special event in Dundee today to inspire more young people to pursue careers in this exciting field.

Over 80 senior school pupils and teachers from across Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, Lothians and Perthshire took part in the ‘Meet the Researcher’ showcase, organised by Medical Research Scotland and hosted by Dundee Science Centre for the fourth year in a row.

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Vivomotion Animations Showcase Groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research

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Showcasing scientific research at conferences is nothing new for academics but, when presented with a chance to speak to the general public, the quality of the lecture needs to step up a gear.

Such was the challenge facing Professor Miratul Muqit from the University of Dundee’s MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit who was to be awarded the prestigious 2018 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture in recognition of his research into Parkinson’s Disease.

With the event at The Royal Society in London approaching, Miratul was looking to give a clear and engaging lecture. What’s more, as a public lecture, it was essential that his presentation not only appealed to scientists but was relevant for a broader audience.

Professor Muqit and Dr Mhairi Towler

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