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Black History Month: Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne Marie Imafidon. She is looking to the viewer, smiling with her mouth open, with her hands on her hips. She is wearing a long-sleeved top with holes at the shoulders, and a necklace with mulitiple strands of beads. The text included in the image is included in the body of the post.

Anne-Marie Imafidon was a computing, maths and language child prodigy. By the time she was 10, she spoke six languages. She was the youngest ever girl to pass A-Level Computing, aged 11, and at 20 she had completed multiple degrees from prestigious universities, including a Masters from Oxford.

Imafidon is the co-founder of the Stemettes, inspiring women and girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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Black History Month – Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin Pocock

Space scientist & science educator

Aderin-Pocock was always committed to the stars, building her own telescope in her youh. After receiving her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and working for a while, she turned back to telescopes. She has worked on some massive astronomy engineering projects, like the Gemini telescope in Chile.

A space expert keen on democratising science, Aderin-Pocock visits schools inspiring kids, and now presents the long-running BBC astronomy show, The Sky at Night.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/sep/21/maggie-aderin-pocock-interview-bbc-nasa-space