ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, SWEDEN
This study abroad is meant for all (women and men) who are interested in the history of science, women’s contributions to the field, and in supporting and empowering women to pursue their scientific interests!
Join us in a European exploration into how politics, custom and society shaped the lives of early female scientists, and how these individuals worked to overcome obstacles and break the barriers of scientific thought. In addition, we will hear from outstanding modern-day female scientists and champions of women in science, their advice for success, and the challenges they have overcome. Women, men, and couples are encouraged to apply! This study abroad will take you through several European countries: UK (London, Oxford, Lyme Regis), France (Paris, Lyon), Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne), Germany (Munich, Berlin) and Sweden (Stockholm). Highlights of the experience include visiting King’s College in London to learn about Rosalind Franklin and her X-ray diffraction images leading to deciphering of the DNA structure; hunting for fossils in the Lyme Regis region; visiting the Marie Curie museum in Paris and learning about her life contributions to chemistry, biology, and her discovery of novel elements; touring CERN, the European Organization for Particle Research near Geneva; visiting the Max Planck Institute for Science and Technology in Munich and Berlin; as well as viewing the Nobel Prize Museum and Concert Hall in Stockholm; all while exploring the culture and history of these five countries. We will also visit memorials, museums, and enjoy local sites, food and cultural events.
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