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India-Israel Women in STEM Conference

  • Category
    International Relations
  • Published
    7th Dec, 2021

Context

Recently, the India-Israel Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference was held.

About

About STEM

  • The STEM acronym was introduced in 2001 in the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • The idea to promote STEM education in India has been supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication along with the Department of Science and Technology, GOI.
  • It is a curriculum that promotes the idea of educating students in disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • This aims at establishing a robust platform for innovation for the next generation.
  • India is one of the countries that produce the highest number of scientists and engineers, the growth of STEM has picked up significantly over the last few years.
    • Under Article 51A of the Constitution of India, it is a duty of every citizen of India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.

Objective

  • The conference intended to establish a flexible working environment for women along with the need for socio-cultural changes.
  • To achieve gender parity in the field of

Significance

  • A robust STEM education creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next-generation innovators.
  • According to the National Science Foundation, it is predicted that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills.
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