Girl Power Meets Brain Power in Stories of Wonder Women in Science
The first week of this month marked important times in South Africa’s future and past - National Science Week (3 – 8 August ) was a countrywide initiative promoting careers in Science, Engineering and Technology while National Women’s Day (9 August) commemorated the 59th anniversary of the 1956 march of 20 000 women, who petitioned against the country’s pass laws.
Both events shed light on important issues: a skills shortage in Science, Engineering and Technology; and the limited presence of women in these fields.
UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science showcased its support for both causes in a series of articles that acknowledged its very own Wonder Women in Science.
These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines within the College who are ‘kicking-ass’ in Science and stand as shining examples for all women.
Here is the series:
|Adriana Marais||Colleen Downs||Cynthia Chang||Nishani Harinarain||Sinehlanhla Memela|