Science Not Only for Men, Says Obama

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  • 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.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. Women in Science
  2. Work Workforce
  3. Worker Participation of Women
  4. Women Empowerment
  5. UN Women