Energy, Water and Environment

Boosting Opportunities Awareness for Women in STEM Education and Career Pathways



Boosting opportunities and awareness for women in STEM education and career pathways workshop was organised by the Energy, Water and Environment Working Group in association with the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE from 13 to 16 January 2017.

The workshop focused especially on boosting opportunities and awareness for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Although women increasingly study and work in the life sciences disciplines, they are vastly outnumbered by men in degree programs relating to engineering and technology. In STEM research and R&D jobs generally, their levels of participation similarly do not come close to those of men. The workshop considered key challenges involved in bringing about greater equality, visibility and opportunities for women within STEM. Over the course of the two days, prominent women from Germany and different Arab countries within the fields of math, science, technology and engineering delivered lectures on their own personal experiences and how the situation could potentially be improved.

Members in Charge

Salma Balazadeh

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

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Olfa Khelifi

Engineering, Environmental Studies
University of Tunis El Manar Higher Institute of Applied Biological Sciences

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Laila Prager

University of Hamburg Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Ahmad Sakhrieh

American University of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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DATE and Venue of the project

13 – 16 January 2017
Ras Al Khaima, United Arab Emirates
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

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