STEMM Global Scientific Society
unites young and experienced researchers from all STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) disciplines to find best solutions in fundamental and applied science together and translate research to real-world applications, generating new technologies for the benefit of current and future generations.Join for free
STEMM Global Local Area Networks
for Early-Career Researchers: from UG to Postdocs and Young Professors
Local Area Networks (LANs) bring together early career members, either at the same institution or geographically nearby.
LANs offer opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, perform outreach in the community, develop professional and leadership skills, form lasting partnerships across disciplines or with industry, and most importantly to enjoy science together.More info
The University has over 25,000 students from 130 countries and over 125,000 alumni in 183 countries providing our academic community of staff, students and visiting researchers with a truly global experience and a diverse, inclusive environment. Their strategic partnerships across the world bring together leading academics and the resources of outstanding universities to deliver transformative impact in key global challenges such as global sustainability and wellbeing.
Recent breakthroughs to come out of the University of Exeter’s research include using drone surveys and computer modelling to plot extreme arctic erosion, improving diagnosis and treatment for cancer and diabetes (for which we were awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize) and developing a 7-point plan to battle the climate emergency via economic reform. Scientists and clinicians of Exeter are also part of a £20 million investment to battle the spread of coronavirus utilising the University’s state-of-the-art equipment to sequence the virus from Devon patients to help combat the disease.
Probably the society's greatest contribution is its standardised 3x1 inches microscope glass slides in 1840, which are still the most widely used size today and known as the "RMS standard".
The Royal Microscopical Society is a member of the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Biosciences Federation, the European Microscopy Society and the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy.
The foundation followed conversations between Exeter-based STEMM professionals who volunteered at (or visited) the Institute of Physics South West branch's stall at Exeter Pride in May 2018.
Together, they found that:
- many local STEMM sector businesses did not have LGBTQ+ networks or provide support/contact networks for other under-represented or minority groups;
- where larger STEMM sector businesses did have LGBTQ+ networks, they held events only as far south west as Bristol;
- there are very few role models to inspire local LGBTQ+ youth into STEMM fields and break the cis-normative and hetero-normative view of STEMM in the media and in society;
- being openly LGBTQ+ at work was perceived by some to be unprofessional.
- most importantly and shockingly, it was clear from conversations that both indirect and direct discrimination and harassment related to sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression takes place within the sector.