Diversity in STM

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by Alison Bert Asking a child “what do you want to be when you grow up” is a common enough question. The answer they give, however, is often shaped by their experience of the world. For children from underprivileged backgrounds, they may not know of the opportunities available to them as scientists, engineers or health professionals. The IMC Weekend School in Amsterdam gives them a chance to learn… [Read more]

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Immersing children in the world of science and medicine “Nurse, pass me the scissors please,” asks Aysha, 10 years old, professionally stretching out his arm to receive the instrument. When he grows up he wants to be “a foot doctor,” but for now, he struggles with the term “orthopedists” when the nurse patiently repeats it to him. Two floors below, Amir is learning how to apply gel for… [Read more]

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Why are women’s innovations so important in the developing world? It is well known that women generally take fewer STEM courses than men in college and that the numbers of women in science tend to taper off the further up the career ladder they go (often described as the “scissor effect” because of the shape of the graph this produces). Research also shows that far from being gender-neutral,… [Read more]

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Nominations for excellence in research in the field of engineering and innovation accepted through September 1, 2016 Amsterdam, June 22, 2016 – Nominations opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, a high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia,… [Read more]

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For the winners of the Elsevier Foundation Award, early experiences led them to research that would change lives There came a point early in these women’s lives where they knew the path they would follow in the world of science. In some case, the path could be traced back to childhood. In others, their studies led them to a harsh reality they wanted to solve. In all instances,… [Read more]

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Ugandan biologist, Dr Etheldreda Nakimuli‐Mpungu is named among the five winners of the coveted Elsevier Foundation Award in recognition of her work in fighting depression among persons living with HIV/Aids. Nakimuli is listed alongside scholars from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru and Yemen in honor of their accomplishments in nutrition, psychiatry, biotechnology, women’s health, bio-environmental sciences and epidemiology. They are also celebrated for mentoring young women scientists who are pursuing… [Read more]

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Annual award recognizes early-career researchers from developing countries In recognition of research with strong potential for health and economic benefits, five researchers have been named winners of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The winning scholars – from Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Uganda and Yemen – will receive their awards February 13 in a ceremony at the Gender & Minorities Networking… [Read more]

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 New programs address Sustainability Development Goals Amsterdam, February 1, 2016 – The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of new programs to improve health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, and diversity in science, technology and medicine (STM); a total annual contribution of $1 million. Through 2018, the Elsevier Foundation will build on its experience with a new program aligned with key aspects of the newly ratified… [Read more]

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Partnerships will focus on innovation in health information, research ecosystems, and nurse faculty leadership The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of partnerships in the fields of health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, diversity in STEM, and nurse leadership. With an annual budget of about $1 million, the new programs have evolved from a decade of successful programming with the New Scholars program to advance women… [Read more]

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Extended deadline: September 15, 2015 Amsterdam, June 4, 2015 – Nominations opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, a high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean; the Arab region; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central and South Asia; and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific. In 2016 the awards… [Read more]