Greek Women in STEM seeks to highlight and support the work of Greek women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) and all related fields.
This is done through three axes:
- interviews with the scientists themselves
- articles on topics related to scientific news and advancements with reference to the contribution of Greek researchers and scientists
- a mentoring program.
As early as in the 5th century BC, women played an important role in the development of mathematics in Greece. A woman called Themistoclea was the one who introduced Pythagoras to the “philosophy of numbers”. When he founded the Pythagorean school, it was open to women, and his wife and daughters continued teaching at the school even after his death.
In the 4th century BC the astronomer and mathematician Aglaonike predicted eclipses of the Sun and the Moon and Hypatia, a brilliant mathematician of the era are only an indication of the great role played by the Greek women in science
Unfortunately, with the rise of the Roman Empire until modern times, the role of Greek women socially and institutionally was deteriorated and there was no more a reference about their participation in sciences.
A female name is again mentioned in STEM when in 1948 Maria Marketou-Pilarinou was offered a professorship at the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Thessaloniki.
Fortunately, since then, the previously man-dominated area of science has welcomed many women as equals. However we often don’t hear about their work as it can be hidden behind a great male-professor ‘s name who “supervised” their work, thus getting all the credit.
Lina Ntokou, PhD
I am a Biologist (MSc, PhD) and work as a researcher at Yale University studying lung pathobiology.
With Greeκ women in STEM I hope to highlight the work of Greek scientists and to inspire young women to pursue a career in STEM.
Kelly Kousi, PhD
I am a Chemist (MRes, PhD) and I work in Newcastle University, UK as a post-doctoral research associate. My work focuses on Catalysis and Energy Materials.
Through Greek women in STEM I aim to inspire younger generations of women to follow a career in STEM.
Chrysovalantou Kalaitzidou, MSc
I hold a BSc in Applied Mathematics, a MSc in Bioinformatics and I am currently a doctoral researcher at University of Luxembourg.
In the group Greek women in STEM I am interested in the social aspects of women in science and wish to promote them by highlighting current issues related to them and interest us all.
Kiki Barmpa, MSc
Myrto Patraskaki, MSc
I am a Biochemist specializing in molecular biology. I am currently working towards my PhD in Neuroscience at the Luxembourg center for Systems Biomedicine.
Through Greek women in STEM I would like to contribute to the promotion of the work of Greek women all over the world and to help guide young scientists in their early career.
Tatiana Styliari, PhD
I am a UX Research Consultant working for Capgemini Invent in London, UK. I specialise in Human Computer Interaction and my work focuses on the digital transformation of the British government services.
Greek Women in Stem enables me to express my passion for technology and inspire other people to take risks and find what’s best suited to their needs
Katerina Bobota, DDS
Danai Korre, PhD
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate (MSc, PhD) in Augmented and Virtual Reality at the University of Edinburgh. I have an MSc in digital media and hold a PhD in Informatics and more specifically Human-Oriented Artificial Intelligence, User Experience (UX) research, Data Science and Educational Technology.
I am particularly keen on promoting STEM in women by supporting informational activities, sharing achievements made by women and supporting young women scientists.
Viktoria Taroudaki, PhD
I am an Assistant Professor of Computational Mathematics at Eastern Washington University and I hold a PhD from the University of Maryland.
Being part of Greek Women in STEM gives me the opportunity to promote the work of Greek women scientists and also help college students and young women scientists navigate and overcome difficulties that arise in the process of developing in their field.
Maria Vlastara, MSc
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