She is science

"She is science" is an educational art project STEM is FEM with the support of the international organizations' UN Women in Ukraine and the United Nations Children's Fund in Ukraine (UNICEF). Its purpose is to tell about the achievements of Ukrainian women scientists, to interest young people in science, as well as to refute the myth that science is an exclusively male affair.

The project is part of the UN Women of the Generation Equality campaign, to promote gender parity among young people and ensure women's leadership in technology and innovation.

561 works from all over Ukraine were submitted to the essay contest about 12 scientists within the framework of our project. The name of the winner, who will receive the Grand Prix of the competition, will be announced at the award ceremony in early June.

You can get acquainted with 12 portraits of Ukrainian scientists depicted by modern Ukrainian illustrators, and with the essays of the winners about each of these figures on this page.

The general partner of the project is Roosh Tech, a startup support company in Ukraine, and the communication partner is the strategic communications agency TRUMAN.

We thank our law partner - Asters, media partners - StarLightMedia media group and The Page online edition, creative partners - SpilneArt online gallery, Guzema Fine Jewelry jewelry partner, and Reface application for cooperation and support!

Antonina Prykhotko: The World Needs Science and Science Needs A Woman

Physics

The illustrator: Olga Degtyaryova

The author of the essay: Yaroslava Nazarenko

Claudia Latysheva: Mathematics is the mother of all sciences, and Claudia Latysheva is its decent child

Mathematics

The illustrator: Jenya Polosina

The author of the essay: Yulia Pavlenko

Kateryna Yushchenko: The Programmer Who Changed the World

Cybernetics

The illustrator: Anna Ivanenko

The author of the essay: Marta Shvets

Ganna Yelska: Glass Walls, Gowns, Biosynthesis

Molecular biology

The illustrator: Sergiy Maidukov

The author of the essay: Bohdana Yakobchuk

Natalia Atamas: The World Without Birds

Ornithology

The illustrator: Sergiy Maidukov

The author of the essay: Anastasia Suvorova

Maryna Viazovska: Enigma of 24-Dimensional Space

Mathematics

The illustrator: Sergiy Maidukov

The author of the essay: Anna Brosalina

Olha Perevozchikova: The Founder of Foundations

Informatics

The illustrator: Anna Sarvira

The author of the essay: Anna Kuzneva

Galyna Skybo: The Female Brain Is a Menace of Science

Neuromorphology

The illustrator: Jenya Polosina

The author of the essay: Olena Kovalenko

Nana Voitenko 

Neuroscience

The illustrator: Anna Sarvira

The author: Nadiya Kasyanchuk

Oksana Piven: Woman Who Breaks Stereotypes

Genetics

The illustrator: Anna Sarvira

The author of the essay: Olena Petryshyn

Svitlana Arbuzova: Intelligence Produces Justice

Medical genetics

The illustrator: Olga Degtyaryova

The author of the essay: Daria Grechaniuk

Olena Vaneeva: Dopamine Addiction to Science

Mathematics

The illustrator: Anna Ivanenko

The author of the essay: Elizaveta Lazareva