Scottish government fund bids to encourage more female scientists

The fund will help encourage women to choose science as a career. Image: BBC News/AP

BBC News – Monday, 17 September 2012 (originally published 12 Sept)

First Minister Alex Salmond has announced a new £250,000 fund to boost the number of women choosing science and engineering as a career.

The Careerwise Scotland initiative aims to encourage girls to widen their future career choices by choosing the right subjects at school.

Mr Salmond also said he wanted his government to work with employers to create a more equal workforce . . .

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