Women Supporting Women in the Sciences

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2) is a international initiative unifying and supporting graduate-level and professional women and allies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) while providing outreach to secondary and elementary level students. Since late 2018, graduate students and postdocs from Northwestern University and several institutions in Tanzania have been collaborating to develop professional development workshops intended to empower university women and promote STEM careers. Moving forward, WS2 will form international teams to build low-cost physics and materials science laboratories relevant to elementary and secondary school students across the world and hold a physics education conference in Tanzania to discuss the latest research in the field and construct laboratory kits for nearly 5000 students in eastern Africa. WS2 advances physics participation globally through multi-level professional development and outreach programming.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2/1/211/31/23

Funding

  • American Physical Society (IF-8)

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