Weekly News: International Day of Women and Girls in Science & another LinkedIn Live

In case you missed this weekend's digest, here's a summary!

Less than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women(1), furthermore girls are significantly under-represented in STEM subjects, but we can make a change! 11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Over the course of next week, female scientists and engineers from CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope will be welcomed by local schools to present their work to (mixed) classes.

Some of these role models also feature in a special series of videos highlighting the valuable contribution of women working at CERN. Check https://videos.cern.ch/record/2708191 , https://videos.cern.ch/record/2708196 or https://videos.cern.ch/record/2708206 tand ell us how you will be celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Careers@CERN and CERN Alumni are teaming up for a LinkedIn live on February 14 from 15.00 CET: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cern/. A perfect opportunity to find out how a professional experience at CERN can propel you into diverse and exciting careers! Tune in next Friday!

Is ‘background information’ problematic for you? Discover how physicists deal with this challenge in this enlightening article from our favorite Symmetry magazine: https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/on-background.

(1) http://uis.unesco.org/en/topic/women-science 

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