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United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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The University of East London has put the spotlight on some of its leading female researchers, as part of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Sally Cutler, professor in medical microbiology; Cynthia Fu, professor of affective neuroscience; and Heba Elsharkawy, senior lecturer in architecture, came together to share their motivations, career highlights, and words of advice in a series of short videos to mark the occasion. 

The UN day was established in December 2015 to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

And like UEL’s new strategic plan, Vision 2028, UN organisers are seizing the impetus offered by the fourth industrial revolution. 

“As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, we are in uncharted waters that offer unprecedented opportunities for wealth creation to those who can help solve the world’s biggest challenges…To develop the necessary skills that will be in demand in the economy of  tomorrow, STEM training must be made a priority for all females around the world,” say the UN organisers.

Check out UEL's Twitter channel on 11 February for the videos @UEL_News and the hashtag #WomenInScience

Monday, 11 February 2019