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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • February 11,2022
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. Since then, February 11 is the day women in organizations around the world gather each year to share their experiences in science and technology.

To honour this important day and the goals it seeks to advance, the School of Science and Technology of University of Kabianga, together with Directorate of Gender, organized and participated in various activities (which were streamed online). 

The activities included speeches and experiences by UOK’s women scientists, presentation by UOK students, and motivational talks from invited Guests. Exhibits were also prepared for the occasion illustrating the contributions that can be made by women and girls in Artificial Intelligence in Education via chatbots (Knowie), noting that it is a cutting edge focus area of computing and currently only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.

The guests of the day included invited secondary schools, among them Gorgor High, Getarwet Girls, and Getarwet Mixed Day.

With such exposure and activities to professional, in-training, and upcoming women scientists, the drive for equity and inclusion throughout the whole of society continues.

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