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Quiz: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Happy #WomenInScience Day!

The world needs science, and science needs women. #WomenInScience publish less, are paid less for their research & don’t progress as far as men in their careers.

Let’s smash stereotypes, defy gender bias and defeat discrimination that holds women and girls back in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. 👩‍🔬👩‍🚀

Try out our quiz below and discover just some of the very many extraordinary #WomenInScience that have made enormous contributions in their fields of expertise.

(More about the observance: visit the website)

What percentage of researchers worldwide are women?

women scientists in a lab © pixabay
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Who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in 1903?

Nobel prize medal © UN Photos
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Which European country is home to the largest number of women researchers?

Map of Europe © pexels
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I am a mathematician who calculated the trajectories of Apollo 11, the mission which enabled man to take his first steps on the Moon. Who am I?

Katherine Johnson photo © NASA
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Jane Goodall, a British scientist, is considered the world's expert on:

Jane Goodall Photo © UN Photo
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How many women today have received a Nobel Prize in sciences?

Nobel prize winners names engraving © UN Photo
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I am a British chemist who was instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA. A rover going to Mars in 2021 will bear my first name. Who am I?

Mars rover © pixabay
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Frenchwoman Françoise Barré-Sinoussi received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for:

Photo Françoise Barré-Sinoussi © UN Photo
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What did German astronomer Caroline Herschel discover in the 18th century?

Comet
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Valentina Tereshkova is one of three Russian cosmonauts heading the Soviet Union’s hall of fame, for what reason?

Valentina Tereshkova photo
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She is the first and youngest woman to have flown in space with a solo mission on the Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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Learn more about the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, visit: https://www.un.org/en/observances/women-and-girls-in-science-day

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