Women in Stem


Faculty of the Future initiative Pledges $50,000 in Scholarships to Women for PhDs, Post-doctoral Research in STEM fields

Educating a woman is one fact that can never be over-emphasised, and it is in this vein that the Faculty for the Future initiative by the Schlumberger Foundation has revealed plans to provide scholarships to women from emerging countries so they can pursue PhD or post-doctoral research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at top universities across the world.

Up To 10% Of Cancer Deaths Could Be Prevented by Using the New NHS Blood Test, A Recent Study Reveals

I was still in high school when my classmate lost her mom to cancer. Poor Tracy was so utterly devastated that it affected her academic performance and as such her grades weren’t good enough to get her into the next class. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths, or one in six deaths in 2020.

Dr Modupe Elebute-Odunsi: Making A Mark in The Nigerian Healthcare System

Dr Modupe Elebute-Odunsi is a Consultant Haemato-oncologist celebrated for building the first comprehensive cancer centre and specialist in Nigeria. Elebute obtained her Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the College of Medicine, the University of Lagos, in 1986. She finished her postgraduate education in internal Haemato-Oncology at various centres of excellence in London, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden. She obtained a prestigious fellowship from the Leukemia Research Fund and obtained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of London for her outstanding performance. After 30 years of service and practice in the U.K, Dr Elebute finally decided to return home to Nigeria with her wealth of knowledge and experience. She has since been breaking ground in the nation’s health care sector. Being the second child out of four kids, she was inspired by her mum and dad, who are Professors of…

“More women should demand to be involved. It’s our right”

“More women should demand to be involved. It’s our right. This is one area where women can get in on the ground floor and possibly help to direct where space exploration will go in the future.” – Mae Jemison. American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.