This February marks the fifth annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We hear from astrophysicist and science advisor Erin Macdonald, who tells us about her role as a science advisor in the Star Trek franchise, the real (and fictional) role models that influenced her career and how she landed in Glasgow for […]
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Storytelling for a cause: Reducing the gender gap in the sciences with Divya Gangaramani
For The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we connected with Diploma Programme (DP) student Divya Gangaramani of the SVKM International School in Mumbai, India to share the podcast project she created to inspire more young women to pursue their interests in STEM.
Six perspectives on women & girls in science
We connected with Diploma Programme (DP) graduates and IB educators to share their perspectives on why we should support women and girls interested in science.
Women & girls in science: Q&A with Oriana Fuentes
Oriana Fuentes, COO of a technology start-up, shares her perspective on giving women opporutnities to fill important gaps in the tech industry.
Supporting aqua-aide farming in Kenya with the MYP
Diploma Programme (DP) student at Li Po Chun United World College, Hawi Odhiambo, shares her work sustainably supporting local farmers with her Middle Years Program (MYP) personal project, which she completed while attending the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
Women & girls in science: Q&A Jocelynn Yaroch
IB Chemistry teacher and Science Department Chair, Jocelynn Yaroch, reflects on the need to build confidence in girls passionate about science.
Women & girls in science: Q&A with Cristina Balbás
Dr. Cristina Balbás shares her perspective on how scientific thinking can help girls regardless of what career they end up in.
Women & girls in science: Q&A with Ritva Vilppola
Ritva Vilppola, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate and sustainability consultant, offers advice to girls considering a career in science.
Women & girls in science: Q&A with Diana Wang-Martin
IB chemistry teacher and Middle Years Programme (MYP) coordinator, Diana Wang-Martin, offers practical advice for educators to encourage girls to pursue their scientific interests.
Activating STEM pathways in Spain: Q&A with Cristina Balbás
Cristina Balbás launched Escuelab to counteract the decrease in Spanish students pursuing STEM degrees and a lack of availability in after-school programming. She is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.
Modelling in middle years sciences
By Sarah Phillips At its heart, science is about understanding how matter and energy interact with each other. As simple as it may sound, the number and variety of interactions, and the many scales of time, place and size over which those interactions operate make science a highly complex endeavour. Because of this complexity, models […]
Biotech Bootcamp sparks interest in science
DP students share their laboratory skills with local middle school students Biotech Bootcamp is not your usual summer camp. Run by Danielle Jensen, IB biology teacher at Biotechnology High School (BTHS), in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in the US, it gives middle school students the chance to try cutting-edge science experiments. The school’s Diploma Programme […]
It’s time to diversify the tech scene
The founder of 23 Code Street, and IB alumni, Anisah Osman Britton, tells IB World magazine how she is making coding more accessible to women in the UK and India Anisah Osman Britton is challenging the concept that the tech industry is a man’s world. Since completing the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Bilborough College, […]
Award-winning ‘tech girl’ superheroes
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year PYP trio win international competition for an app idea that helps people find shelter during a disaster Isabel Haupt and her family were affected by the 7.8 earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, late last year, even though they live over 150 miles away in […]
How I strengthened my learning in STEM
Alumna Lily Li shares resources she used to enhance her learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) while she completed the Diploma Programme at Genforest Secondary School, with many tools just a click, call, or coffee away.