International Day of Women and Girls in Science
26th February 2021
Like many areas in society, women have been (and still are) under-represented in the field of Science. According to UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics, only 30% of the world’s scientific researchers are women. Every year, February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day recognises the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. It is more important than ever to recognise women’s contributions in science, smash stereotypes and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science. At Domremy we marked this important day by having an online ‘Women in Science’ quiz as well as holding lunchtime experiments where students made a non-Newtonian fluid called Ooblek. The recognition of the school’s efforts in Science and STEM to inspire students into these fields was also recognised by Tony Farley, Director of Sydney Catholic School, who attended the school in the lead-up to the day and interviewed Mr. Couani (Science and STEM Coordinator) as well as two students about their experiences of science at the College.