Science is for everyone, however there is a huge gender imbalance created during the progression of science career. Since 1901, there have been 844 male winners of the Nobel Prize, but just 48 female winners out of which only 18 are from Science. Thanks to the recent awareness through global policies and media influence, the gender ratio at the graduate entry level is almost 50:50 in many countries, however, reducing drastically when progressing towards PhD. There is a true need to inspire the next generation to pursue science as a fantastic career pathway.
One can become a real life star being a scientist, and can create a better future – so be inspired!
Share Science is a new science outreach activity aiming to promote research from underrepresented women, simultaneously inspiring future scientists. This event is aimed to be conducted once in two years across globally.
Thanks to L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science for their funding on our launch event to be held in India.
Fifty female science PhD students will be given opportunity to showcase their research to higher secondary school students. Selected researchers will present their work through public friendly prop materials and posters. Selected candidates will be honoured with Rs.2500 to support the costs towards travel, accommodation and to prepare exhibits for the show. Top three presenters will be rewarded with a prize.
Female PhD researchers are welcome to apply with an abstract of 150 words on the submit page.
Deadline to submit abstract: 30th June 2018
Announcement of Shortlisted candidates: 16th July 2018
Actual Event: 8th August 2018
Meet the Team
Dr Geetha Srinivasan – Senior Research Fellow, The Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Organising Team for the Event in India:
Dr Cristina Lagunas – Lecturer, The Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Dr N. Kalaiselvi – Senior Principal Scientist, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India
Dr J. Arokia Selvi – Assistant Professor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India