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This book profiles remarkable women who have worked, sometimes against great odds, to make a career in a world that has not always been welcoming to them. It demonstrates that even under difficult political conditions and without abundant resources, determined women scientists developed strategies to established eminent career throughout the Americas.
The book includes interviews with female scientists from 16 IANAS member academies. Through these interviews, the book encourages students -- particularly young women -- to consider science as a career. Intended for the general public, the book is richly illustrated and produced in both English and Spanish.
The book was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2013 on www.ianas.org and member Academies in the Americas. The InterAmerican Network of Science Academies Press release and free downloads of the English and Spanish versions of the book are available on: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=03082013b.
The formal part of the event will feature the U.S. scientist portrayed in the book: Eugenia Kalnay, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and member of the National Academy of Engineering; leaders of the IANAS and of its Women for Science Program; leaders of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering; and University of Maryland officials. Among the invitees will be representatives of area organizations focusing on national and international science capacity building.
Before and after the formal part, there will ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
On the day of the event (April 17, 2013 at 10:00am), we suggest you use the Constitution Avenue entrance of the NAS building. Please provide a photo ID to the security desk officer and proceed to the Lecture room. There is limited parking available. Entrance to the parking lot is located on 21st Street, NW.