Girls in STEM: World news

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.]

16 June 2020

PRYAMIY: For the First Time, a Woman to Head NASA's Manned Flight Program

PRYAMIY: NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has announced that Kathy Lueders will be the first woman to head the US National Space Agency's manned spaceflight program. [Ukr.]

13 June 2020

BBC: Kathy Sullivan: From NASA astronaut to ocean depth researcher

BBC: BBC: Former NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan becomes the first person to travel to space and ocean's deepest point. Last Sunday, Dr. Kathy Sullivan made history by going to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 11 km. [Ukr.]

19 May 2020

UKRAYINSKA PRAVDA: Meet the First Female Diver in Ukraine Who Is 70% More Efficient Than Other Applicants

UKRAYINSKA PRAVDA: Nineteen-year-old Kateryna Nikitenko became the first woman in Ukraine to be trained and qualified as a diver. During the training, the girl spent more than 650 minutes underwater and dived to a 30-meter depth. She also won the all-Ukrainian aquathlon competition. [Ukr.]

8 April 2020

POVAHA: Satellites and water extraction on asteroids: what does Maria Yarotska do at the space agency?

POVAHA: For three months, Maria Yarotska has been working as an advisor to the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine on startup acceleration. Maria told Respect why the space agency needs startups and what they will be like. The woman also shared her impressions of what it is like working in a male-dominated industry. [Ukr.]

25 March 2020

VGORODE: Elizabeth II Invited a Schoolgirl From Bucha

VGorode: The Bucha City Council announced that Anastasia Prokopchuk, a student of the 5th grade of Bucha School №1, got a letter with an invitation. It turned out, the girl took part in the international competition Girls in Science that is held under the royal family patronage. During the competition, Anastasia was studying the growth of plants in a vacuum and took third place. [Rus.}

8 March 2020


Time: For 72 years, TIME named a Man of the Year. With a few exceptions, it was almost always a man, usually a President or a Prime Minister or perhaps a titan of industry. Throughout history, these are the kinds of men who have wielded influence over the world. In 1999, Man of the Year gave way to Person of the Year. While the name rightly changed, too often the choice was the same. With this 100 Women of the Year project, we’re spotlighting influential women who were often overshadowed. This includes women who occupied positions from which the men were often chosen, like world leaders Golda Meir and Corazon Aquino, but far more who found their influence through activism or culture. As former TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs writes, this project is an exercise in looking at the ways in which women held power due to systemic inequality. “Women,” Gibbs writes, “were wielding soft power long before the concept was defined.”

4 March 2020

NETOLOGY: Girl Digital Power

NETOLOGY: Two hundred years ago Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace created the world's first computer program - and thus established the basis for modern programming. Although women gained access to higher education only in the nineteenth century – a blink of an eye ago by historical standards - it is now believed that they have opened up all the educational and career opportunities. However, stereotypes about women are still strong, and we are only at the beginning of the way to true equality. This is especially true for technical fields - programming, data science, and project management. [Rus.]