百乐博app下载(BSA)今天百乐博app下载,即将上任的2021/22年度主席是空间科学家和科学传播者, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

麦琪将接替邓纳姆的阿拉·达尔兹勋爵担任总统,并将在百乐博app下载上发表总统演讲, hosted by Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford, on Thursday 9 September.

玛吉是一名太空科学家、科学传播者和BBC的主持人 The Sky at Night. She is a past recipient of the BSA’s Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology & Industry (2008) and she will be the BSA’s first Black President.

At her Presidential Address at the Festival, 玛吉将作一个简短的报告,谈谈她对未来太空旅行的抱负, before sitting down for a fireside chat. 这种采访形式是BSA在去年9月在YouTube上播放达齐的演讲时首次使用的, and it offers a chance for audiences to hear a more intimate, first-hand exploration of the President’s career, background, interests and experiences, as well as their views on current issues for science and society.

玛吉·阿德林-波考克说:“能担任百乐博app下载主席,我感到非常荣幸. 我非常支持BSA让科学成为每个人日常生活的一部分的雄心. I truly believe there is an inner scientist in everyone, whatever their background, 科学参与在使所有人都能获得科学方面发挥着重要作用.”

Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association, said: “We are delighted to welcome Maggie as our incoming President. She has done so much to engage new audiences, young and old – on screen, in print and through live events. 她富有感染力的热情和以一种能传递给每个人的方式传播太空科学的天赋,使她成为一个真实的、值得信赖的大使.”

这次炉边聊天不仅会涵盖麦琪的背景和她对太空旅行的兴趣, 它还将提到她作为种族和民族不平等委员会(CRED)委员之一的角色及其随后于今年早些时候发布的报告.

凯瑟琳·马西森说:“BSA目前的任务是改变科学的多样性和包容性, 基于我们在过去四年中收集的证据——包括我们的工作人员和与我们合作的社区受众的生活经验——我们坚信,结构性障碍存在于STEM领域内外. 我们希望成为一个帮助解决包括种族主义在内的社会不平等问题的组织. As we have already publicly stated,我们的工作人员,我们的EDI咨询小组和委员会对CRED报告感到失望.

“However, 我们认为BSA促进对话是很重要的——尤其是在百乐博app下载上, which has at various points over its 190-year history, 建立一个对话和辩论的场所,而不是让困难的话题停止讨论. 

“麦琪在自己的教育和职业生涯中克服了许多挑战——她的神经系统多样性,而且是空间科学和工程领域为数不多的黑人女性之一——我们期待着在来年与她合作,解决更广泛的平等问题。, diversity and inclusion in science.”

Maggie Aderin-Pocock added: “Racism is too important an issue not to be talked about and dealt with publicly; we cannot hide from it and must take it on – despite these often being uncomfortable conversations. 我非常支持BSA的使命,即改变科学的多样性和包容性,并希望我们能一起继续推动有关科学的对话, and action on, this important topic.”

Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s Presidential Address will take place on Thursday 9 September, from 19.30 – 20.30, at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford City Centre.

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