Joan Davidson was an advocate and supporter of women and girls’ journeys into STEM. She had been with Edinburgh Science for 12 years as Head of Learning and stood out for her dedication to inspiring young people to explore, study and develop a lifelong love of science and technology. Her deep-rooted commitment to equality and her belief that every child deserves a fighting chance, and that learning can help empower them to face whatever the world might throw at them (and that if it can be great fun in the process then so much the better), made her an exceptional champion.
To honour her memory a donation page was started with the funds going to two non-profits that support girls and women in STEM: Equate Scotland and Science Grrl.
We decided to create a fund whose aim would be to help women achieve a project or a plan which would enhance their career in their chosen STEM field. We felt this would best pay tribute to Joan and what she stood for.
Further details here