Realizing that the low representation of women in science and engineering is a major hindrance to global capacity building in science and technology, the IAC formed an Advisory Panel on Women for science with the mandate to review previous studies, provide examples of effective projects already implemented, and issue a set of actionable recommendations addressed particularly to the world’s science and engineering academies.
The recommendations and action items developed through the work of this Panel are presented in this report and are grouped around three themes:
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Cover: Ana-Maria Lopez-Colomé, Professor 0f neuroscience and biochemistry, works with a student in her laboratory at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly/L’Oréal USA, copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. Spread: Ayse Erzan, Professor of physics, teaches a class at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly/L’Oréal USA, copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. Page xxii: A team of Women Engineers at Volvo has designed the YCC concept car specifically for use by women. The concept car won the 2006 Swedish design Award. Copyright Volvo Car Corporation, Public Affairs, SE-405 31 Gothenburg Page 6: Dr. Nagwa Meguid, human geneticist, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, explains congenital problems affecting the skeleton. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly/L’Oréal USA, copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS Page 32: Dr. Wangari Maathai, biologist, won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. Founder of the Green Belt movement, she has mobilized rural women to reforest Kenya. Copyright Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Page 44: Lucia Mendonça Previato, Professor at the Biophysics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shown with students in her laboratory. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly/L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/ Gamma. Page 54: Within the framework of ‘Engineers without Borders’, students of Engineering Professor Deborah Goodings, University of Maryland, USA, work with women of the Lisu tribe in Thailand to construct a sustainable wastewater treatment system for the Samli Health Clinic. Photo courtesy of Deborah Goodings. Page 60: Nancy IP, Professor of neuroscience, consults with her collaborators. She is head of the Department of Biochemistry, and Director of the Biotechnology Research Institute and the Molecular Neuroscience Centre of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly/L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/Gamma.
Top of pages iv-59 from left to right.1. Christine Petit, genetics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/Gamma. 2. Fang-Hua LI, crystallography, Physics Institute, Chinese academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. 3. Philippa Marrack, immunology, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, USA. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/Gamma. 4. Karimat El-Sayed, physics, Ains Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly /L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. 5. Rwandan girls learning science. Image reproduced by permission of FAWE Rwanda, Forum for African Women Educationalists — Rwanda Chapter
Top of ages 62-74 from left to right. 1. Mariana Weissmann, theoretical physics, CNRS, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. 2. Mary Osborn, cellular biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, Göttingen, Germany. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. 3. Shirley Tilghman, genetics. President, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. USA. Photo courtesy of Sam Mattingly / L’Oréal USA. Copyright Micheline Pelletier/CORBIS. 4. Women students of biotechnology. Image reproduced by permission of the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India 5. At the French Olympiads a team of five female high school students from Saint Vincent de Tyrosse, a small town in Southern France, won first prize in the category of sustainable development for their solar engine (Stirling Motor). Image reproduced by permission of Prof. Brézin, President of the French Academy of Sciences
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