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Schmidt Science Fellows community featured by BBC Science

BBC Science News has featured members of the Schmidt Science Fellows community in an article on women in science and engineering. 2019 Fellow, Gladys Ngetich, Executive Director, Dr Megan Wheeler, and 2019 Final Selector, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell each shared their thoughts on diversity and interdisciplinarity with the BBC’s Helen Briggs.

Dr Wheeler explained: “I think that it is critical that we have scientists who both have a real depth of experience but also who can step across those boundaries.”

Ms Ngetich remarked: “What keeps me going is the fact that someone has to scribe a new path, someone has to start walking to pave the way for someone else. I’m hoping there will be a trail of women coming after me.”

Read the full article on the BBC website.