Tag: Science

The Uzbek Girls Using Science to Help Their Community

Produced by UN Uzbekistan. Story by Anvar Meliboev, UN Information Officer, UN Uzbekistan, with editorial support by Paul VanDeCarr, Development Coordination Office “I’m originally from a small desert town called Uchkuduk,” says Malika, age 14. “And like a lot of other girls, I took dancing and singing classes and never thought about technology,” she says. That’s a common refrain. In many places…

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The Advancement of Women in Biosciences

By Luke Herold The Southern California Women in Bio chapter, which includes Del Mar residents in leadership positions, has been using its programs to help more women advance in bioscience-related fields. Women in Bio was founded in 2002 to help female entrepreneurs and executives in the greater Washington, D.C., area. It has since expanded to 13 chapters with approximately 3,000…

Corinne Warnshuis Empowers Women With “Girl Develop It”

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women to learn software development. Launched six years ago in New York City, Girl Develop It now operates in 53 cities nationwide. Corinne Warnshuis, executive director of Girl Develop It, spoke about the organization’s development and weighed in on women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Olivia Deng: What do…

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

By Christina DesMarais More than a quarter–26 percent–of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That’s according to statistics coming out of the Pew Research Center. If you’re part of this group, know that science supports the idea that reading is good for you on several levels. Reading fiction can help you be more open-minded and creative According…

Women Scientists Who Are Saving the Planet

We’re celebrating great women in science, so let’s start by highlighting wonderful women doing impressive work in conservation science. Why? To show all aspiring young girls that you, too, can do great good in the world through science. That without these women, the world would be a poorer place. And that with more women in science, there is more opportunity…