International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Post Date:
Feb 13, 2024

In spite of the tremendous progress toward increasing their participation in higher education, women are still under-represented in the STEM fields worldwide. Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women. Additionally, female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals and they are often passed over for promotion. Visit the United Nations page to read more or find ways to get involved.

Here at the Library we celebrate the achievements of women in science everyday with our Women in STEM libGuide highlighting some of our own groups such as Women in Science at Queen's (WisQ), as well as just a very few of the women here at Queen's making headlines.

Looking for something to read? Check out some  of the 2024 selected readings recommended by Dr. Heidi Ploeg, Mechanical Engineering, and Queen's inaugural Chair for Women in Engineering.

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