The future of science requires a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Encouraging STM careers among young people with severely limited educational resources and few professional role models is a particular challenge. To address this, we have expanded our focus on advancing women in science to include new partnerships helping underserved youth receive greater exposure to science and health education.
Since 2012 the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Partnership Opportunities for Women in Water Research and Engineering in Africa (POWWER) is led by the COACh organization at University of Oregon. Its aim is to offer African women the opportunity of maximizing their effectiveness in tackling water challenges in their home countries.