About Us

Science Scribbles is an online gift shop that celebrates science and helps to promote diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

 

We believe our colourful science accessories are the perfect way to showcase your love for science. 

Dr. Lauren Callender

Scientist by day, Scribbler by night.

Founder and Chief Scribbler

I started Science Scribbles during the final year of my Ph.D. In 2017, I began working as a tutor with a charity called the Brilliant Club. They place Ph.D. students into underrepresented schools to deliver university-style tutorials based on the Ph.D. student's research. Scientists rarely discuss their research with people outside of their scientific field, so for me this was the perfect opportunity to learn how to communicate science effectively.

 

In 2018, I decided to engage with a wider audience and started creating hand-drawn YouTube tutorials. At the same time, I launched an Instagram account to promote the videos. After launching the Instagram account, I discovered a vibrant community of scientists who were using social media as a platform for science communication. Encouraged by this community, in 2019 I launched Science Scribbles - an online gift shop that celebrates science and all the wonderful people behind the science.

 

Although I now work full time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, I continue to work on Science Scribbles almost every evening and weekend. In addition to creating lots of colourful science merch, Science Scribbles is also home to the Science Scribbles blog, which features amazing people in STEM. By sharing their stories, I hope to challenge the traditional perception of who can be a scientist.

 

If you haven't already, please take a look around!

 

Lauren 

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