Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum


New York, June 20 (IBNS): On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space,

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New York, June 20 (IBNS): On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

It was important to foster an understanding that “space for women” would be among the priorities moving forward, Markus Woltran, from the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) told UN News. He was the moderator of a panel discussion on space for women, taking place on Monday.

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Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum

He explained that three steps could be taken to reach that goal, including getting more girls and women interested in STEM fields ‘ science, technology, engineering and mathematics – secondly, using space as a motivating factor to create that interest; and third, keep their interest and involvement in STEM high, by removing the glass-ceiling that blocks their pathway to success. ‘

Astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo, the Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency and a panel participant, also reiterated the importance of the ‘element of wonder and excitement’ to light up career paths in space science.

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Space science ‘superpowers’ can light way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum

“I used to say particularly for girls, but it holds true for everyone, that space and science give superpowers,” she told UN News, highlighting that STEM offers dimensions that people will not experience otherwise. 

The field of space, in particular, is important for innovation, she added, noting rich and fulfilling career paths, ranging from climate action to space exploration and now, living for long periods of time beyond earth’s orbit.

“These challenges will need the talents of all,” said Ms. Vaudo, adding that workforces must be inclusive, in addition to being diverse, in order to realize everyone’s full potential.

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