Tag: Women in Science

Women’s Conference Discusses Career Advancement and More

Women in Data Science Conference discusses representation, artificial intelligence and career advancement By Michael Biggiani The School of Data Science hosted Women in Data Science Charlottesville in a virtual event featuring several prominent speakers followed by an in-person reception aimed at highlighting the work women have been doing in the field.  The event was coordinated by Siri Russell, associate dean…

The Nigerian Woman Tackling The Genetics Of Cancer

Meet The Nigerian Woman Tackling The Genetic Basis Of Cancer By Andrew Wight Nigerian researcher Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade has worked for decades in the search for the genetic basis of breast cancer, now she is teaming up with an African startup to sequence populations that are under-represented in the medical literature. Professor Olopade, a V Foundation Scientific Advisory committee member, and dean…

How Renee Wootton is Smashing Stereotypes

By Women’s Agenda Renee Wootton dreamed of becoming a pilot her entire life. When she achieved that milestone, her next pursuit turned quickly into becoming an astronaut.  A proud Tharawal woman, Renee Wootton is passionate about aviation, as well as addressing climate change and encouraging more women into STEM careers; advocacy which led to her appointment as a Superstar of STEM in 2020. She’s…

Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

By UN Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. However, the health crisis has laid bare disparities in the scientific system. Girls are significantly under-represented in Science Technology…

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…

Meet the First TIME Kid of the Year: Gitanjali Rao

By Jessie Tu For the first time ever, TIME magazine has created an award to recognise America’s youngest and most inspiring leaders. The Kid of the Year award has been given to 15-year-old scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao, best known for her technological inventions that tackle water contamination and cyberbullying.  Rao has appeared on television networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The Tonight Show…

How Networking Helps Women In STEM Thrive During Covid-19

By Luciana Paulise The COVID-19 pandemic has turned workplaces upside down, with employees struggling to do their jobs, worrying about health and finance issues, and company cultures being jeopardized by remote work. Women, in particular, have been negatively impacted. Companies need to build systems to address these issues to prevent women from leaving the workplace. Companies and organizations need to help…