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it’s been four months since me and @mv_castrillon’s science picture book Nano came out in the UK and it’s still on display @Waterstones and @Dauntbooks and for a non-fiction hardback about chemistry and materials science that’s just pretty awesome 😎.U
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Here’s a workshop Wednesday introduction to our gear cutting lathe - Helga. She’s a 1970s East German 8mm lathe by manufacturer Georg Jacob who arrived as a box of bits with her twin sister Heidi
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How urban planners' preference for male trees has made your hay fever worse theguardian.com/environment/20…
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This has a huge impact on my mental health and I ended up worse than I have been in a long time. Luckily 15 months of therapy means I can handle things better. Sharing, because parenting is hard. Parenting in a pandemic is HARD.
I'm so tired. Toddler is very ill with a virus and hasn't eaten a bite in 6 days. Nearly clinically dehydrated. Yesterday, hubby and I syringed 5ml of liquid into her mouth while she was screaming 90 times. Love the kid. Sometimes hate the job. (Went to A&E and she's ok ish)
A new episode of They Made It launches today with @RomaTheEngineer you can listen at buzzsprout.com/1805974/892320…
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Super excited to share this...for anyone missing out on in-person work experience this summer...or just wanting to be best prepared for industry. Live talks, amazing content and a great work plan. Register via link. eventbrite.com/e/innovating-f…
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"I didn't really think about the fact that physics would be male dominated, I just went along with it, but I definitely had a crisis of confidence when I started at Oxford." - @RomaTheEngineer for our #SouthAsianHeritageMonth special interview. bameinproperty.com/new-blog/south… @SAHM_UK
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So incredibly proud of this amazing human being. Congrats Larissa! twitter.com/RAEngNews/stat…
Friday's fun photo is this model of the incredible Russian design for a radio tower. It's shape is called hyperboloid, and it transmitted the first radio broadcasts in the country.
Sending love to Simone Biles 🌹 From young sports players to Olympians, athletes are so celebrated for being exceptional that people forget their humanity. Simone has set a great example for black women, other athletes and anyone struggling with the stress of high expectationsc
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🥰 Thank you so much for supporting my book Gopal, and for being an amazing teacher!twitter.com/gopalisation/s…j
@ICE_engineers has launched the Anti-racism toolkit for employers in collaboration with AFBE! Industry must do better. ice.org.uk/news-and-insig…
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Thanks @RomaTheEngineer for sharing your fascinating career journey and life with @BAMEinProp. She also shares favourite Bollywood movie and Indian food - #Chaatalwayschaat @SAHM_UK #SouthAsianHeritageMonth twitter.com/bameinprop/sta…
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I have many copies of this book which are going out as presents to my kid's friends. Can't recommend it enough!! twitter.com/jesswade/statu…
Here's Kali Ma, Hindu goddess of destruction. (Midlife crisis part 2 for me. Part 1 is the pink hair.) For the full story and background, see my Insta: instagram.com/p/CRqNNXksXu9/…
My new rucksack has been suitably adorned.
Parents! Carers! Anyone looking after or working with young children over the summer holidays, here is a thread of very simple "engineering" activities you can do with scrap materials you probably have at home: 1) The Balancing Bird alomshaha.com/balancing-bird/
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Asking our network, partners and followers to please take this survey. Responses are anonymous, so please be honest, we really want to make the industry a better place. @EGPropertyNews #RaceSurvey twitter.com/samanthamcclar…
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"There is considerable inequity in STEM but Covid-19 is making it worse." The fun never ends..... infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/jul-20…
Friday's fun photo, these dramatic quadripartite arches in Wells. The ribs help channel the forces through to the columns.
Current obsession: Antique phones. I can't stop watching videos on youtube of them being taken apart / restored. youtube.com/watch?v=R_aKyd… #NutsandBolts
"You can’t just be Black and study maths. You have to be Black and exceptional to study maths." Some really powerful findings and recommendations in The Hamilton Commission, produced by @RAEngNews. This weekend reminded us why all this is so important. report.hamiltoncommission.org/interactive-su…
I’m so proud to announce that today The Hamilton Commission has published its report into understanding how to improve diversity within UK Motorsport. Thank you to all the Commissioners and everyone who made this work possible! Enjoy the full report hamiltoncommission.org/the-report
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It's a sad day for England. Many children woke up this morning, scared to go to school.
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Honestly, the reason I was upset about the loss last night is because I immediately thought about the racist abuse that would follow. So tired. twitter.com/SharLovegrove/…
Are you a young aspiring leader in the #infrastructure sector? Join the Mayor’s Young Professionals Panel to help contribute to and shape @MayorofLondon’s work on London’s key infrastructure issues. Click here to apply. Pls RT. london.gov.uk/what-we-do/bus…
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@WSEngineering1 @RomaTheEngineer My book is very much aimed at the beginner builder, I’ve kept everything really simple, so as to minimise obstacles to success / engagement and to leave room for children to improve upon designs for themselves
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Yay! My copies have arrived. Full of amazing things to make from simple household materials. 5* @alomshaha
Ep2 Inventive #podcast w/ @TheShardLondon structural engineer @RomaTheEngineer and a @CMTaylorStory about a mysterious concrete #Banksy. Roma & the story will make you think differently about buildings ow.ly/RPh550Fjrrs @ASCE_SEI @STRUCTUREmag
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“When I was a kid I would read popular science books and not see young women of colour like me”, Agrawal says “Kids develop stereotypes young. This seemed a great opportunity to help combat those" Engineer Roma Agrawal in The Sunday Times on her first children’s book, out Sept
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NICE is drafting some extremely questionable guidance for Black and Brown women who face disproportionate maternal mortality in the UK. Read and sign, more info here: instagram.com/notson.i.c.e?u…
Sunday Times culture! Authors moving from adult to children's non fiction. #HowWasThatBuilt
Having Fun With The Facts: Wrote for @thesundaytimes @ST_Culture about how stars of the adult non-fiction world are writing for kids. With thanks to @dcsandbrook @amateuradam @RomaTheEngineer @peaplanter @Taffyagent for chatting to me. thetimes.co.uk/article/why-se…
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Read this and relate so hard. I've had various stuff take 2+ years to diagnose, and been disbelieved. theguardian.com/books/2019/sep…
Over the moon that ,one and @RomaTheEngineer wonderful book has topped the bookseller on preorders!! Yay for us!! twitter.com/thebookseller/…
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How did that happen? 3 months before publication, Roma Agrawal’s first children’s book, HOW WAS THAT BUILT?, is no 1 through pre-orders alone on Bookshop.org June bestseller lists Huge congrats to Roma Agrawal, genius illustrator Katie Hickey and all at Bloomsbury.
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.@bookshop_org_UK releases June sales chart - pre-orders of How Was That Built?: The Stories Behind Awesome Structures (@BloomsburyBooks), by structural engineer @RomaTheEngineer and illustrator @katiehickey195, sent it to the top of the charts bookbrunch.co.uk/page/article-d… (£)
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I can't believe it. Two months before release date, #HowWasThatBuilt is a best seller on @bookshop_org_UK. We topped June sales! THANK YOU to my lovely followers for putting in all those pre-orders! I'm so so grateful for your support. thebookseller.com/news/agrawal-a… @katiehickey195
Really loved doing this one. There's an interview about my work, but, also an amazing fictional story to go alongside it, about a Night Builder... Intrigued? Listen up! twitter.com/PodInventive/s…
Want to listen to Episode 2 w/ the brilliant @RomaTheEngineer before anyone else? Sign up to our newsletter to get access! If you're not fast, you're last! 🐌ow.ly/YHWn50FkOmsGw
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I named my kid after a Russian module of the international space station, and of course she gets a special nod... Find out how to build on the Moon in #HowWasThatBuilt! Pre order if you think this is cute 🤪 uk.bookshop.org/a/7310/9781526…07
Today, @AgrawalPooj begins her position as Chief Executive, taking over from fellow co-founder @_finn_williams. A big thank you to Finn for making Public Practice what it is today, and an exciting welcome to Pooja as she begins work to help us grow and further our mission.
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Today's puns. 'Progress in the field of magnetism was slow until we conducted research into electricity'. I'm hilarious. #NutsandBolts
❗️ Reviewers, teachers, librarians ❗️ If you came to our Illustrators Evening last night with #InkandDrink, you would have heard all about 'How Was That Built?' by @RomaTheEngineer and @katiehickey195🏙🏗 You can now request and review o@NetGalleyey! bit.ly/2Utn6oxqFz1
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