Navigation Links
New book celebrates women scientists in the Americas
Date:3/8/2013

WASHINGTON A new book featuring a series of interviews with prominent female scientists throughout the Americas is now available from the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS). The book's release on International Women's Day highlights the inclusion and empowerment of women in science and technology.

IANAS co-chairs Michael Clegg and Juan Pedro Laclette say in the book's introduction that the goal of the organization's Women for Science Program is to encourage gender equity among IANAS member academies and to foster gender equality in science more broadly in the Americas. "One way of doing this is by telling the stories of outstanding women scientists," they wrote.

Women Scientists in the Americas: Their Inspiring Stories profiles remarkable women who have worked, sometimes against great odds, to make a career in a world that has not always been welcoming to them. It demonstrates that even under difficult political conditions and without abundant resources, determined women scientists developed strategies to establish eminent careers throughout the Americas.

"Failure or dropping out was not an option for these women," Canadian anthropologist Frances Henry says in the book. "Most expressed great satisfaction at lives well-lived, achievements made, and in most cases, great recognition in the form of honours and awards. These eminent women of science are now mature professionals who serve as inspiring role models for younger women."

The book includes interviews with female scientists from 16 IANAS member academies in North, Central, and South America -- including interviews with National Academy of Engineering member Eugenia Kalnay, distinguished university professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and National Academy of Sciences member Eugenia del Pino, professor at the School of Biological Sciences at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito. Through these interviews, the book encourages students -- particularly young women -- to consider science as a career. Intended for the general public, the book is richly illustrated and produced in both English and Spanish.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Walsh
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Special issue of the EMBO Journal celebrates 30 years of Wnt research
2. MU celebrates $5 million partnership for advancing biomedical discoveries
3. GSA Bulletin celebrates GSAs 125th Anniversary with new geologic time scale
4. 2 servings of salmon a week is healthy for pregnant women and their babies
5. American Society of Plant Biologists honors early career women scientists
6. Supplement use predicts folate status in Canadian women
7. Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences
8. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
9. Vitamin D for pregnant women and babies -- how much is enough?
10. Breast cancer in young women: A distinct disease
11. Womens scientific achievements often overlooked and undervalued
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/2/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 2, 2016  Based ... market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes US-based Intelligent Retinal ... Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. ... in North America , is ... the rapidly growing diabetic retinopathy market. The IRIS ...
(Date:1/28/2016)... Jan. 28, 2016 Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA ), a ... its second quarter ended December 31, 2015. ... of fiscal 2016 increased 2 percent compared to the comparable quarter ... of fiscal 2016 was $35.0 million, or $0.93 per diluted share. ... income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 grew 9 percent ...
(Date:1/22/2016)... DUBLIN , January 22, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the  ... to their offering. --> ... of the  "Global Behavioral Biometric Market ... --> Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... China , Feb. 4, 2016 Beike ... and various medical institutions attended a ceremony in late ... integrative, personalized cell therapy in 2016. ... "Shenzhen Clinical Translation Platform for Personalized Cell Therapy" was ... Regional Cell Production Center, both subsidiaries of Beike Biotechnology ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. , Feb. 4, ... and the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development ... will present at the 18 th Annual BIO ... at 10:00 a.m. EST in New York, NY ... and CEO, will provide an update on the ongoing clinical ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today ... Conference 2016, to be held February 8-9, 2016, at ... 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, taking place in ... 2016. James Sapirstein , Chief Executive Officer ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... BEIJING , Feb. 4, 2016 Sinovac ... ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in ... committee of its board of directors received on February ... 3, 2016, from a consortium comprised of PKU V-Ming ... Sinobioway Biomedicine Co., Ltd., CICC Qianhai Development ( ...
Breaking Biology Technology: