February 11: International Day of Girls and Women in Science | Post by @zmoreno | #club75

in Writing & Reviews2 years ago (edited)

Greetings to all my friends at Writing and Reviews, I hope you are having a good weekend. Today I will talk with you about a very important topic for our society, and, at the same time, a fundamental ephemeris for all of us girls who are interested in science. February 11 is the International Day of Girls and Women in Science.

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This is a relatively new commemoration and celebration. It was proclaimed by the UN in 2015, with the aim of including all women in science, who for many years have been censored, ignored and even totally disappeared from history.

Culturally, many times girls are attributed to more "humanistic" studies; however, there is not a great visualization that women can also be part of science. For example, many of the faces seen in textbooks are men; however, there have also been discoveries or inventions by women that have revolutionized history. Why is this not talked about?

This day seeks to teach girls with the same fervor as boys the interest in mathematics, physics, computer science, among others; to break the limitation of learning that still exists in many countries and to give to understand that all human beings, equally, are capable of studying this area of life and develop a career around it. One of the main ways to do this is precisely to promote women of the present and the past who have made a difference in the world through their scientific research.

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The following are some renowned women in the field of science:

  • Hedy Lamarr: Austrian inventor who discovered a way to widen long-distance communications, formulating the most prehistoric form of the internet and making its future invention possible.
  • Marie Curie: Polish scientist and chemist who discovered the existence of two chemical elements: radium and polonium, and is credited with initiating radioactivity. She is also the only person to have won two Nobel Prizes in different areas: chemistry and physics.
  • Rachel Carson: American biologist who, through her book "Silent Spring", laid the foundations for environmental conservation, especially in the marine area.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin: British chemist who discovered the structure of protein crystals through X-rays, which earned her the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
  • Alice Ball: American chemist who achieved an effective treatment for Leprosy before the appearance of antibiotics, saving millions of lives.
  • Rosalind Franklin: British chemist who was responsible for expanding knowledge about the DNA and RNA molecule, looking for ways to treat viruses and genetic diseases.

And many, many more. The list of women who have evolved science is endless; from astronauts to chemists who have made possible the invention of medicines or methods to take care of human health. Therefore, it is very important that all girls around the world are given the opportunity to choose their vocation freely. By informing and raising awareness of the role of women in science, it is possible that many girls will become passionate about them.

However, it is worth noting that another key role of women in science is to inform women of the past and present, through autobiographical books such as Rachel Ignotofsky's Women of Science and many more. This works to make these great figures of history visible.

The book of Rachel Ignotofsky about women in science. Source.


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Great post!

We should celebrate all the women of science and all the science genius girls! Women can change the world!

 2 years ago 

Hello friend, I'm very happy to read this comment from you, I appreciate your comment and it inspires me to know that you liked it.

What a good topic you bring us today, keep it up and you'll see that no name will also be on one of those women.
Kind regards.
Many Blessings..🙏🏻

 2 years ago 

Thank you so much for always supporting my posts dear Pandora. What beautiful words, may it be so! Blessings.


@zmoreno you writings reminds me of these quotes --

Blockquote "Even though a strong woman knows she is capable of enduring anything comes her way, she recognizes that she will only grow in stature as she continues on her path."

Best of luck

 2 years ago 

Thanks so much for the comment and the wonderful phrase of reflection. Greetings!

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