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Rising talent supported by For Women In Science programme

Women in science are leading ground-breaking research across the world, but despite their remarkable discoveries, they only represent a third of researchers and often their work still lacks recognition.

Hoping to change that is the For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme by L’Oréal and UNESCO, which provides grants to exceptional female scientists.

Dr Jessica Wade from Imperial College London was one of the scientists awarded a fellowship by the scheme.

Her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors.

Outside of the lab, Dr Wade is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives – and she loves updating the Wikipedia pages for female scientists.

She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline.

Tanya Francis 16th September 2021

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