Recognizing the Achievements of Women in Science,Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine
Long History of Women in Science:
The earliest mention of a woman in science was in 2700 BCA, Merit-Ptah, an ancient Egyptian physician. The Greeks had women practicing medicine as early as 1194 BCE.
Women Are Underrepresented as Recipients of Many Prestigious Awards
In The News
Female Scientists Turn to Data to Fight Lack of Representation on PanelsWhen none of the 21 scientists scheduled to speak at a conference on deep brain stimulation were women, a group of female scientists launched a website to collect data on the speaker composition at neuroscience conferences. The website tracks the gender ratio of speakers, and compares the data with the proportion of female scientists in the relevant neuroscience field.» Link to the original article