Women In Science

women scientists

How many women scientists do you know or did you learn about at school? Women are under represented in science and the further back in time you go, the greater the disparity. It’s not just what country you happen to be born in, although that factor magnifies the situation.

According to The UN: “Women and girls run the risk of being left behind in scientific and technological fields if countries do not put measures in place to address discrimination and change traditional attitudes, [and] this gap constitutes an obstacle to nations’ progress.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?Cr=technology&NewsID=43883#.UUU7MjcZl28

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