Imagine that: Veena Sahajwalla's 50:50 gender-split for science
Science 50:50 officially launched last night at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra leading the way for young women to engage in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Veena Sahajwalla likes to define the future, and with the start of a new internship program targeted at Year 12 girls the scientist hopes more young students will join her.
Science 50:50 was launched at the Australian Institute of Sport last night, giving a handful of girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the chance to gain practical experience in the sector.
The program will offer internships, access to mentors and even university scholarships in a bid to make half the nation’s scientists and technologists female.