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International day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

  • 11 February 2022

International day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

Friday 11 February is the International day of Women and Girls in Science 2022. Today WITS stands with UNESCO and UN Women to end gender bias that holds girls back from pursuing a career in #STEM!

Role Models in pSTEM: You can be what you can see

The ‘Role Models in pSTEM: You can be what you can see’ project was created to highlight positive role models for young women in the subjects of physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. By creating videos for use in classrooms and on social media, the project hopes to make more young women aware of the very many career paths and opportunities available to them by pursuing these subjects. The project is led by UCD and funded by the Higher Education Authority & Institute of Physics. Project partners include WITS (Women in Technology & Science), Institute of Guidance Counsellors, and the Mathematics, Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering & Technology teacher associations.

The interviews explore the backgrounds and influences of each of the role models and highlight what they enjoy about what they do. Further information: https://www.ucd.ie/mathstat/rolemodelsinpstem/. Watch the first videos here Dr Sandra Collins, Dr Sarah Markham and Commandant Sharon McManus Army Engineer Officer.

STEM Passport for Inclusion

STEM Passport for Inclusion and Dr Katriona O'Sullivan invite you to promote #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsInScience by posting short videos of what does science mean to you? Send a short video to Katriona or to STEMInc@mu.ie so it can be shared on social media.

FameLab celebrates International day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

FameLab celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls 2022 with #WomenOfFameLab, the performances by amazing women on the FameLab stage over the years! Sit back and be inspired, surprised and entertained by science these researchers shared. Watch here.

EU Council celebrated International Day of Women & Girls in Science!

The EU Council celebrated great women and girls behind groundbreaking inventions on Twitter, #2 is mouldable glue by an Irish inventor, Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, gives a new life to broken items in a hassle-free & safe way. Jane wanted to fix, improve & reimagine the things she owns and cut down on waste and was the 2018 European Inventor Award winner @EPOorg. Here's Jane with Sugru and Sugru in use!