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Department of Chemistry Beacon Equality and Diversity Lecture


A voice for diversity in science

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 1.00PM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College

Dr Jess Wade is a postdoctoral research associate in plastic electronics in the solid-state physics group at Imperial College London, focusing on developing and characterising light-emitting polymer thin films.

A passionate advocate for diversity in science, Jess has received awards for contributions to science, science communication, diversity, and inclusion. She is particularly well known for her high profile campaign to create Wikipedia pages for women scientists, writing over 900 since 2017.

Jess was selected by Nature as one of the 10 people who mattered in 2018 and was awarded The British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to gender diversity in science.

In this Annual Equality and Diversity Beacon Seminar, Jess will share her views on why diversity in STEM is still so essential and what we need to do about it.

There will be coffee and an opportunity for informal discussion afterwards.

Jess will also give a research talk  "The added value of chirality in printed electronics."


Location: C/A/101

Admission: Free, no need to book