Public lecture to celebrate United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the School of Biology Equality & Diversity Committee have organised a public lecture.

The lecture, entitled “Birds and their eggs” will be given by Dr Mary Cassie Stoddard of Princeton University on 16 March 2020 at 1pm in the Byre Theatre.

The Extraordinary World of Birds and their eggs

Dr Cassie Stoddard studies visual communication and signalling in birds. In her public lecture, Cassie will describe her groundbreaking research into animal colouration and patterning, and the evolution of eggs, plumage and camouflage. Cassie is an Assistant Professor of sensory ecology, evolution and behaviour at the Princeton University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and her PhD from the University of Cambridge where she held both Marshall and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Cassie joined the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2012 as a Junior Fellow and was subsequently named a 2013 L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellow.

The talk is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available from the Byre Theatre or online. All University students and staff, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend. Tea and coffee will be served after the lecture.

Early career researchers are invited to an informal Careers in Science Q&A session with Dr Stoddard between 11.00-12.30 in Studio Level 4 of the Byre Theatre. Please register your interest with Edith Invernizzi.

This event celebrates the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Each year, the School of Biology’s Equality and Diversity Committee hosts a public lecture that highlights the work of an eminent biologist to celebrate some of the outstanding science being done by women.