Women in Science

27 April, 2014 News

Women comprise only a small percentage of scientists worldwide. Women often turn away from science education and scientific careers, not because of a conscious choice, but due to stereotypes. Over the last 16 years, the Foundation of L’Oreal and UNESCO collaborate to raise awareness and support the work of individual women scientists, who contribute to scientific progress. For this purpose, L’Oreal Greece has taken a groundbreaking initiative, which aims to support and encourage prominent Greek women scientists with an awards program. In this panel, four women scientists who have been awarded the L’Oreal-Unesco “For Women in Science” prize, will talk about science as a career path, the characteristics of a researcher, the sacrifices required to be a researcher, what it is like to be a scientist in Greece and especially a woman scientist, and the future of science in Greece and worldwide.

Dr. Eleni Makarona, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Microelectronics, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
Dr. Alceste Bonanos, Associate Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens
Dr. Georgina Xanthou, Investigator – Assistant Porfessor Level, Laboratory of Cellular Immunology, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens
Dr. Demeter Tzeli, Research Associate, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Moderator: Yannis Rizopoulos, journalis

Thursday May 1: 18:00, 984 Amphitheather

Sponsored by L’OREAL