NEA International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering

Building on five previous successful events organised in Japan and Spain to encourage female students to pursue STEM, the latest NEA International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering was held on 2 October 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

The event was organised in collaboration with Rosatom Global and hosted at the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI". It brought together 40 female university students from Russia with four highly accomplished women mentors, including the NEA's Tatiana Ivanova, Head of the Division of Nuclear Science, and Laurie Swami, President and CEO of Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). The workshop featured opening remarks and a presentation on the NEA‑led initiative by Ms Yeonhee Hah, NEA Head of the Division of Radiological Protection and Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety, who encouraged the participants to consider careers as STEMinists working in science and engineering. The NEA series of mentoring workshops provide the participating students with a rare opportunity to interact with accomplished women scientists and engineers from NEA member countries. The NEA encourages its membership to explore ways of attracting, recruiting and retaining women in science and technology.
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