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The 2nd AASSA Regional Workshop - May 2-5, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan
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The 2nd AASSA Regional Workshop on
'Women in Science and Engineering'


May 2-5, 2012
Baku, Azerbaijan
 Hosted by Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences

 


 

The second AASSA Regional Workshop on 'Women in Science and Engineering' took place during May 3 ~ 4, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was hosted by the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) and supported by AASSA and IAP.

 

The aims of the workshop were to recognize and discuss the status of women in science, and to search for methods to promote women scientists and engineers appropriate to AASSA member countries.

 

On behalf of Mahmud Kerimov, President of ANAS, Arif Hashimov, first vice president of ANAS, welcomed the workshop participants, including: Dr. Howard Alper, co-chair of IAP; Namik Aras, representing AASSA; Doe Sun Na, the international co-organizer of the workshop; Hijran Heseynova, Chairperson of State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Azerbaijan; Velikhanli Naila, vice-presidents of ANAS; and Vagif Farzaliyev, Academician-secretary of ANAS.

 

More than 70 scientists and government representatives from Azerbaijan, Canada, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey, as well as the government representatives from Azerbaijan, took part in the workshop to (1) identify the problems of women scientists and engineers, (2) explore government policies and the role of the scientific community for advancement of women scientists and engineers, (3) collate best practices in promoting the role of women, and (4) find ways to encourage girls to become professionals in STEM.
 
There was a brief mentoring session for young scientists in the afternoon on the second day of the workshop, which provided your scientists with valuable information such as information on global fellowship programs, exchange programs for young foreign scientists, studies offered by OWSD and awards and prizes offered by L’oreal Young Women Fellowship and OWSD.

 

Participants made several recommendations to (1) identify the problems of women scientists and engineers, (2) explore government policies and the role of the scientific community for advancement of women scientists and engineers, (3) collate best practices in promoting the role of women, and (4) find ways to encourage girls to become professionals in STEM.

AASSA, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
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