Girls in STEM: World news

14 December 2020

Good News Network: Teen from Wildfire-Hit Town Wins $250k Scholarship for Awesome Explanation of Quantum Tunneling

Good News Network: A Canadian teenager just took first place in a global science competition for her brilliant explanation of quantum tunneling. Maryam Tsegaye lives in Fort McMurray—a city that hit headlines for devastating reasons in 2016, when 88,000 people were forced from their homes due to wildfire. Now, thanks to her ability to explain tricky quantum physics theory with ease, this 17-year-old has taken top prize at the sixth annual international Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

10 December 2020

DesignWeek: At-home AI breast cancer test wins International Dyson Award

DesignWeek: The Blue Box is the invention of 23-year-old Spanish student Judit Giró Benet. Benet was prompted to design an at-home biomedical testing kit after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

8 October 2020

The New York Times: Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to 2 Scientists for Work on Genome Editing

The New York Times: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly awarded on Wednesday to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their 2012 work on Crispr-Cas9, a method to edit DNA. The announcement marks the first time the award has gone to two women.

1 October 2020

POVAHA: Female Physicist, Bell Ringer, Crane Operator: How Women Debunk the "Male Professions" Myth

POVAHA: Dividing professions into "female" and "male" ones still affects many people and the choice of their future career. Boys' parents discourage them from working as nannies or dancers, while girls are kept from serving in the army or working as mechanics. Here you get the stories of women who managed to break stereotypes. [Ukr.]

7 September 2020

DOU: Women in IT: Portrait, Career and Salary. Analytics

DOU: Almost three years ago, we published an analytical article about women in IT. This year, we decided to take a closer look at the specialists who took part in our regular surveys. In particular, we wanted to find out what changes have happened since the last study, whether there are any differences in the IT employment market and specifics of the IT work of both genders and what they are. [Ukr.]

4 September 2020

VOGUE: First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Emine Dzhaparova Talks on Gender Equality

Vogue: “At the age of 20, above anything else in the world, I aspired to become an ambassador, the first Crimean Tatar woman in this position. I wanted to integrate my people into high-level international politics. Now, my ambitions have changed, I understand that my position is mostly about responsibility and opportunities,” says Emine Dzhaparova.

23 July 2020

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE: Space Force makes history with all-female 2 SOPS crew

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE: Schriever’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the providers of GPS signals to billions of users worldwide, made history July 23 when a crew of eight women space operators gained satellite control authority of satellite vehicle number 76.

9 July 2020

ABC News: 12-year-old girl wins $20,000 for inventing device to help prevent hot car deaths

ABC News: 12-year-old Lydia Denton from North Carolina won a $20,000 prize for her invention, a car seat device that measures the temperature of a car and alerts parents and emergency officials when the temperature inside the car reaches 102 degrees.

24 June 2020

VID SEBE: Researcher and Electric Power Engineer Daria Nemashkalo: "For Some Reason, My Profession Is Not Considered Female"

VID SEBE: If you say the word "scientist", what image is there in your mind? And what about "electrician"? It is worth throwing them out of your head. Because, we are going to tell about the 25-year-old researcher and electric power engineer Darina Nemashkalo, who moved from Mariupol to the Netherlands to change the world for the better. She tells about the routine life of scientists, works in a multinational male team, and explains why girls should go to work in this field. [Rus.]