Women in Science and Technology

Exhibition Opening on May 28, 2018, on Campus Lankwitz, Freie Universität Berlin

No 102/2018 from May 18, 2018

"Women in Science and Technology" is the topic of a poster exhibit to be opened on May 28, 2018, on the Lankwitz campus of Freie Universität Berlin. The project aims to draw attention to noteworthy women who have made significant achievements across science and social history in the generally male-dominated disciplines and professions.

The photo exhibit portrays a selection of outstanding women, their scientific achievements in different disciplines, and their unusual ways of life. The exhibit presents women scientists whose contributions have remained almost unknown to the general public. According to Katrin Molge, who initiated the project, these women - as astronomers, molecular biologists, or architects - paved the way for the current generation of young women in careers that up until a few decades ago were reserved for men. The exhibit is intended to inspire enthusiasm for degree programs in science and technology as well as career opportunities in these areas, while counteracting gender-specific ideas about professions. It depicts female role models for young women as well as pioneers of science and research. This traveling poster exhibit has existed for more than 14 years now and will be on display at Freie Universität until June 4. Following welcoming addresses by Cornelia Lanz, managing director of the Department of Earth Sciences (Freie Universität), and Brigitta Schütt, vice president of Freie Universität and a geographer, the Equal Opportunity Officer at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Katrin Molge, will give an introduction to the exhibit.


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