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13 Aug 2018
Five Nigerian teenagers won first place in the junior division of the Technovation World Pitch Summit held in San Jose, California last with an app that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Iridescent’s 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit is the world’s largest tech entrepreneurship program for girls. The program invites girls from ages ten to eighteen from all over the world to...
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13 Aug 2018
According to Ministry of Education figures, women accounted for only 38.63 per cent of overall PhD students in China in 2016, but accounted for 50.6 per cent of all postgraduates. Some observers say marriage and children change women’s priorities, but others point to the structure of China’s higher education system. “There is a misogynist rhetoric against female PhDs who are labelled as a ‘third...
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31 Jul 2018
Launched in 2012, the Award aims to promote high-quality education research, produced by African universities, research centers, and research networks. There are four award categories: (1) emerging educational researcher, (2) accomplished educational researcher, (3) outstanding mentor of educational researchers, and (4) enabling an institutional environment for education research. The research...
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27 Jul 2018
The recently published Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 line-up offers an interesting revelation, in that at least 40% of those identified are in scientific research, both natural and social, or related fields. It could be said that society is starting to become aware of the value that science and scientists provide the country. If this is indeed the start of a trend it will...
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08 Aug 2017
The episode also underscores the struggles that women face in STEM and related ... time-consuming field that requires extensive and expensive education. ... The gender gap in medicine, as with STEM overall, is prevalent in both ...
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08 Aug 2017
Similarly, Oracle has invested $3 million to educate girls in STEM fields ... Even Google, who had some gender and diversity-related issues a few ...
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15 Nov 2016
The third annual GEM-TECH event showcases the key role ICTs play in advancing women’s empowerment worldwide
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14 Nov 2016
Globally the STEM gender gap is closing, but that doesn't mean there isn't a problem. The National Science Foundation [NSF] in the US found that in ...
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27 Oct 2016
The gender pay gap in economic opportunity and participation, education, ... While it found significant improvements in both health and education, ... a factor exacerbated by women often not being as well-educated in the STEM ...
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26 Oct 2016
We have before us an opportunity to end poverty and transform gender relations irreversibly, with the mission to end gender inequality by 2030. And, here in Latin America, the time is to hold strongly to the achievements and progress women have conquered in the past years and to continue being a progressive global force to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.