Women in STEM Online Competition
We ran a competitiın for students thinking of studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subjects at higher education level or considering a career in STEM.
By joining this fun game, the participants didn't only increase their knowledge about the role of women in science but also had a chance to win exciting prizes. Three of the participants won the prizes below, following the prize draw:
- One iPad mini
- One rucksack
- One mobile microscope
The campaign started on 11 February to coincide with the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” and ran until 8 March, International Women’s Day.
The winners are below:
1 iPad mini: Gizem Şentürk.
1 Rucksack: Nur Gümüş
1 mobile microscope: Ayşegül Okumuş
1 iPad mini: Zeliha Şervanlı
1 Rucksack: Birkan Susam
1 mobile microscope: Sevgi Özel
PISA studies across the OECD generally show higher achievement amongst girls than boys in maths, science and literacy. Neuroscience research has also shown that girls and boys perform equally well in STEM subjects. However, the world over, STEM subjects are far more likely to be studied by boys. Much of this divide appears to spring from social factors such as gender stereotyping.