Tag: Women in Science

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…

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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…

National Geographic’s ‘Women Of Impact’ Share Advice

A new documentary special Women Of Impact: Changing The World, premiered October 26th on National Geographic and narrates the stories of over 40 women across a wide spectrum of disciplines, backgrounds and generations. Narrated by Juliana Marguiles, the documentary includes interviews with fabled ocean explorer Sylvia Earle, photographer Ami Vitale, ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall and ecologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. Many of…

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to a Woman for the Fifth Time in History

By Sandra E. Garcia Oct. 3, 2018 Since 1901, when the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was first awarded, 177 people have captured the honor. On Wednesday, Frances H. Arnold became only the fifth woman to be awarded the prize. Dr. Arnold, 62, an American professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, earned the award for…

Learn the 10 Greatest Women In STEM.

Take a look back at this list of the 10 greatest women in science, technology, engineering, and math. 1. Hypatia Who? Hypatia’s entry to our list of great women in STEM might appear to some as tenuous. After all, her work was not quite what we would define as STEM today.  Hypatia was a prolific polymath in Roman Alexandria. The…

The Women in Science (WiSci) Camp aims to Close the Gender Gap, #GirlUp.

The Women in Science (WiSci) camp aims to close the gender gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. Girls will participate in hands-on activities to learn about various STEAM topics in a cross-cultural learning environment. STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts & Design Mathematics. Why focus on STEAM education for girls? Over the past 15 years,…