The Suffrage Science scheme celebrates the scientific achievements of women and their ability to inspire others into, and to remain within, scientific subjects. The awards recognise leading women in life sciences, engineering & physical sciences and mathematics & computing.
The scheme was founded in 2011 by the Institute of Medical Sciences at the London Medica Research Council on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
Gender imbalance in STEM is often referred to as the ‘leaky pipeline’ due to the concerning fact that many women who begin a career in the field do not remain in the field for very long. In fact, according to WISE, women still only make up roughly 24% of those working in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Today, Friday 6 November 2020, 11 life scientists and science communicators, and 11 mathematicians and computer scientists, from all around the globe are recognised for their scientific achievements and the work they do to promote STEM for the next generation of women.
The 2020 Life Sciences award winners are:
The 2020 Maths and Computing award winners are:
Huge congratulations to them all!
For further information relating to the Suffrage Science Awards, have a look at the website.