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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February 2021

  • 9 February 2021

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women and girls in science. Participation rates of women and girls are still low with 30% of researchers worldwide women and about 36% in Ireland (UNESCO, 2018) and about 30% of female students selected STEM courses with fewer in ICT, maths & stats and engineering. Being seen and heard matters yet only 12% of screen characters with a STEM related job are women (Geena Davis Institute, 2015).

11 February 2021

  • The Institute of Food Science and Technology celebrated the day with questions to its members. Read the questions and their answers. Link.
  • To mark International Day of Women & Girls in Science the National Library of Ireland is holding a talk: “St Ultan’s: a ground-breaking hospital for doctors and patients alike” @ 2 pm. Book a place. Join NLI historian Maeve Casserly for a talk celebrating the legacy of St Ultan’s Hospital Dublin. Founded in 1919 by an innovate group of doctors and activists, including Dr. Kathleen Lynn, it was the first paediatric hospital in the British Isles and was a pioneer of the important BCG vaccine against TB.

8 February 2021

The Marine Institute is celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, by highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth. Catch up here.