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Women in Science

by Grisela Ruiz Martí

We live in a rapidly transforming world, and although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are universally recognised as essential to innovation and national economies, gender equality in STEM has not yet been achieved in the vast majority of countries.

Despite the role women have played in shaping the landscape of scientific inquiry throughout history, they only represent 33.3% of all researchers, and only 35% of all students in STEM-related fields are women.

Nonetheless, from the early pioneers who defied societal norms to the contemporary innovators breaking new ground, women in STEM continue to inspire generations with their ingenuity and resilience.

During Project Week, our students from the German Secondary, English Secondary, and IBDP sections got inspired by women scientists from all over the world - from the Philippines to Germany, Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Canada, or India! -. They created posters that gave voice to prominent women in STEM throughout history and in contemporary times. Their posters highlighted their achievements, contributions to their respective fields, and the challenges these talented women faced. The students’ posters were displayed at the lobby for everyone to learn from their lives.

By celebrating the achievements of women in STEM and amplifying their voices, our students honour the legacy of their resilience, creativity, and unwavering dedication to discovery. Let us celebrate the many women who have paved the path for advancement and innovation in the scientific community as we continue to work towards gender equality in STEM and encourage the next generation to enter the profession.


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