- U.S. President Obama launched a programme to attract women/girls interested in science and technology.
- They need to work together to tap their talent.
- Only 1in 5 bachelor’s degrees in engineering or computer science are earned by women.
- Lesser than 3in 10 workers in science and engineering are women
- Obama said the future would be driven by science, technology, engineering and mathematics & hence wanted girls to take an active part in these.
- At the annual White House Science Fair, Obama recalled an 18-year-old girl who researched the genetics behind a rare form of liver cancer from which she suffers herself; he also recalled a 12-year-old boy who invented better sand bags used to shore up vulnerable homes in floods and hurricanes.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/
todays-paper/tp-opinion/ science-not-only-for-men-says- obama/article6059162.ece
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