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04 Oct 2018
On 2 October 2018, Canadian Physicist Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics since Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. Strickland shares the prize with colleages Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said of this landmark occasion for women in science, “In particular,...
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11 Aug 2017
  With the UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum ‘Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM’ now just a few weeks away, GenderInSITE's partner UNESCO is profiling women who are making a real impact in science, tech, engineering and maths. If one or all of these women have inspired you, UNESCO invites you to share them as examples of amazing women who have excelled in STEM, using the...
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30 Aug 2016
One of the greatest challenges faced in the effort to promote gender equality in science is the lack of data available on the subject. Although certain institutions, organizations and governments may collect gender-disaggregated data on things like numbers of women enrolled in STEM degree programs, employed as research faculty, or appointed to leadership positions, this data is often incomplete...