Today, 11th February, is the United Nations “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” and in the APECS community we are celebrating this with our support of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) event: “Celebrating Women in Antarctica” Wikibomb* taking place on the 23rd August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.
This event will be a celebration of female Antarctic researchers and those involved in supporting science by raising their profile to help provide more visible female role models for early career scientists and girls around the world.
We would like the APECS community to nominate influential female Antarctic researchers and those involved in supporting research, both past and present, to potentially be included in our Wikibomb* event. Instructions for nominations ca be found here: http://www.scar.org/women/nominate
Nominations should be submitted before 15 April. Please spread this information widely and use the #AntarcticWomen to help share our community effort.
* A wikibomb is an event where people work together to produce lots of papers of content for Wikipedia on one specific topic – in this case leading and influential Women involved in Antarctic Research