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Role of Women in Science and Technology

Dr. Tripti Richhariya

Dept. of Physics, Kalinga University

Women have played significant roles in science and technology throughout history, although their contributions have often been overlooked or undervalued. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of promoting gender equality and inclusivity in these fields. The role of women in science and technology is multifaceted and encompasses various areas:

1.      Pioneering Women Scientists: Throughout history, women have made groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in scientific fields. Examples include Marie Curie, who won Nobel Prizes in both Physics and Chemistry and Rosalind Franklin, whose work was instrumental in understanding the structure of DNA.

2.      STEM Education and Research: Women have contributed extensively to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and research. They have excelled as professors, researchers, and mentors, inspiring future generations of scientists and engineers.

3.      Innovation and Invention: Women have been involved in technological innovation and invention. They have developed numerous transformative technologies, from computer programming and software development to medical devices and aerospace engineering.

4.      Leadership and Advocacy: Women have assumed leadership roles in science and technology organizations, government agencies, and corporations. They have advocated for gender equity, diversity, and inclusion, working towards creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in these fields.

5.      Bridging the Gender Gap: Women in science and technology have actively worked to bridge the gender gap by encouraging young girls and women to pursue careers in STEM. They have organized outreach programs, mentorship initiatives, and networking opportunities to support and empower women in these fields.


Below are the pictures along with their inventions of some women who make revolutionary changes in science and technology-

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