Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Rosalind Franklin Appathon

This national app competition is funded by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, won by UCL Professor Rachel McKendry. The Award is in memory of the British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin who pioneered research into DNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

Our competition has two challenges:
Challenge 1: To develop new mobile phone apps to empower women in STEMM. The competition is open to both women and men. Whether you’re a complete novice with a good idea, a wannabe coder or a seasoned app developer, we want to hear from you!


Challenge 2: To recognise leading women in STEMM who have pioneered new apps for research and societal good. Help us identify and support the female role models who are making a difference by submitting a 200 word nomination statement.

Deadline for submissions: 4th January 2016
Short-listed entries: Contacted by 20th January 2016
Mentoring events for Challenge 1: w/c 1st February 2016
Pitch and Prize Awards Ceremony: Tues 23rd February 2016

Judges: Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Andrew Eland (Google), Professor Dame Athene Donald (Cambridge), Dr Alastair Moore (UCL Enterprise) and Professor Rachel McKendry (UCL).
Organising committee: Kailey Nolan (UCL), Ruth Davies (UCL Enterprise), Alastair Moore (UCL Enterprise), Harriet Jones (Athena Swan, UCL) and Rachel McKendry (UCL).

Read more and submit your entry here!

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