Celebrate Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fieldsPosted: March 8, 2016
Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to advocate for international gender equality. It is also a great chance to celebrate the achievements of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields – an area where women are often underrepresented, but still achieving great things. Many of our STEM field researchers at Griffith are women and the work they are doing is both innovative and inspirational.
Here are just a couple of the women doing great things in STEM fields at Griffith:
- Associate Professor Kathy Andrews and the Tropical Parasitology team at the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery are working to develop new solutions for malaria prevention and treatment using cross-disciplinary approaches.
- Associate Professor Francesca Iacopi conducts research in the micro- and nanotechnology field, using silicon carbide and graphene on silicon. In 2015 she was appointed to the Advance Queensland Panel of Experts and named one of the top 50 thinkers in Queensland by the Sunday Mail
- Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik researches methods of screening for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by identifying new markers.
Want to find more women who are involved in STEM research at Griffith? Griffith Experts is the best place to search for all of our academic staff, find their research publications and projects and more. How about discovering historical women in STEM? Oxford University Press has created an interactive timeline celebrating women in STEM that can get you started.