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@UMDWIE at United Nations Women
On August 24 & 25, follow @UMDWIE for insider tweets at UN Women!
The intelligent application of technology can be the game changer for achieving gender equality. That’s why UN Women has put a strong focus on ensuring the development of the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
That’s also why the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and the Women in Engineering Program (WIE) at the University of Maryland were invited to the United Nations headquarters in New York City for a two-hour briefing. There, Clark School juniors and seniors will receive an overview of UN Women initiatives and programs, including the HeForShe Campaign, Safe Cities Global Initiative, and the UN Women Internship Program.
Emilia Tanu, a rising senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, will be guest tweeting from @UMDWIE throughout the trip on August 24 and 25. Follow along at @UMDWIE for insider photos and insights! Emilia is also a WIE Student Advisory Board Member and a Clark School of Engineering Ambassador.
“I think this trip will be an eye-opener for our students, both in terms of broad awareness of STEM education for women and sustainable development efforts, as well as alternative meaningful career paths for people with engineering degrees,” said Sheryl Ehrman, Keystone Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
ChBE and WIE are co-sponsoring this trip.
August 23, 2016