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Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Rwandan women scientists have entered a new partnership expected to help increase their visibility. The new partnership announced last Friday brings together Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE), a non-profit organisation and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OSWD), Rwanda chapter. RAWISE was established last year by a group […]

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

The United State Consul General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, has advised that it is better for women to increase their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields of education. Addressing participants yesterday in Lagos during a TechWomen Mentoring programme organised for Nigerian female STEM leaders by the US government, in collaboration with […]

Sheila Minor Huff The Only Woman In The Picture Identified After 4 Decades

Sheila Minor Huff The Only Woman In The Picture Identified After 4 Decades

Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children’s book on orcas when she stumbled into a mystery. In an old article, she discovered a photo of scientists at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. And she noticed something: Amid the sea of male faces — 37 of […]

Let’s Have More Science, Technology, Innovation Policies That Benefit Women – AFDB

Let’s Have More Science, Technology, Innovation Policies That Benefit Women – AFDB

The African Development Bank has called on African countries to make science, technology and innovation (STI) policies inclusive and place women and girls at the centre of STI programmes. The bank made the call as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was celebrated across the world. Celebrated each year on February 11, […]

For Women And Girls In Science

For Women And Girls In Science

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progresses towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still underrepresented in these fields. Gender equality has always been a core issue for the […]

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. […]

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

This is a homemade Plinko machine…complete with hand-crafted prizes. To play, you simply fork over 50 cents to my 11-year-old son and he hands you a Dixie cup with three tokens. (If you ask nicely, he might throw in an extra token.) I’m not showing you this picture to show off his work, although I’m certainly proud […]

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

Focus On Retention of Girls And Young Women In Education Systems IN Mauritius

The education of girls and young women should cease to be an eristic matter subject to controversy or disputation. The African Renaissance can only be built on the conviction that the story of African girls and young women should no more be narrated sotto voce. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and […]

When You Train A Woman, A Generation Is Out Of Darkness

When You Train A Woman, A Generation Is Out Of Darkness

From a very young age, Obianuju “Uju” Anene has always had the ambition of being an accomplished engineer, not afraid or shy to take on the challenges that came with it. “One of the reasons I chose engineering was that when we were young, my mom made a rule for us to only choose careers […]

‘Hidden Figures’ Curriculum Brings Film’s Lessons To The Classroom

‘Hidden Figures’ Curriculum Brings Film’s Lessons To The Classroom

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced Monday that it’s partnering with nonprofit Journeys in Film and the USC Rossier School of Education to offer a curriculum guide with lesson plans based on the film. “Hidden Figures” is based on the true ― yet previously little-known ― story of three of the first black “human computers” […]

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