Diversity in STM

Diversity in STM is one of our four partnerships areas.

The future of science requires a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Encouraging STM careers among young people from communities that have severely limited educational resources and few professional role models is a particular challenge. To address this, we have expanded our focus on advancing women in science to include new partnerships helping under-served youth receive greater exposure to science and health education in Amsterdam, London and New York.

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In Amsterdam, the IMC Weekend School works to foster the future of science and help underserved children get greater exposure to science and health education – both encouraging STM careers and promoting positive professional role models.

Imperial College London’s “White City Maker Challenge” offers kids from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to enhance soft skills and engage with cutting-edge science, engineering and design through workshops, afterschool and mentoring.

The Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program is a partnership run by with Girls’ Inc of New York. The program aims to offer girls tangible skills at a lower developmental level to prepare them for the concepts they will encounter in the high school programs.


Advancing Women in Science

Since 2012 the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Partnership Opportunities for Women in Water Research and Engineering in Africa (POWWER) is led by COACh organization at University of Oregon. Its aim is to offer African women the opportunity of maximising their effectiveness in tackling water challenges in their home countries.

Diversity in STM News

A life’s journey comes full circle for this woman in science

April 11th, 2019

Ethnobotanist Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of Bolivia turned her dream into a life’s work; then something happened to cast her into the […]

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Teaching data science through the lens of social justice issues

March 21st, 2019

Girls Inc. of New York City and the Elsevier Foundation partner to teach girls data analytics skills. When Esther, a […]

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Elsevier at #AAASmtg: live updates with award-winning women in science

February 14th, 2019

5 researchers from developing countries are preparing to accept the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for their work in the physical […]

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How Gender Summits have shaped Elsevier’s role in the research community

June 20th, 2018

Elsevier CEO Ron Mobed talks about the importance of gender diversity in science Diversity in research leads to better science. Better […]

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This scientist has made a career of confronting failures

March 9th, 2018

As an environmental researcher, Dr. Dawn Fox of Guyana finds ways to turn “trash into treasure” – literally and figuratively […]

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These are the 2018 winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Learn more about them here – and meet them at AAAS.

Elsevier at #AAASmtg: live updates with Women in Science winners

February 23rd, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas — They’ve journeyed halfway around the globe to world’s largest science conference, and now – jet lag aside – […]

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Five women scientists in developing countries win 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

February 15th, 2018

  Early-career researchers living and working in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador, Guyana, and Indonesia have been recognized for their work in […]

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Makerspace creates tech opportunities for young people

December 18th, 2017

A bag to prevent backpain. A speaker that cools your drinks. A drone that delivers emergency supplies. Trainers that play […]

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NPR features Elsevier Foundation winner as world’s most “unstoppable scientist”

June 23rd, 2017

Dr. Eqbal Dauqan became a refugee after winning the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World […]

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In higher ed, it’s not enough to “fix the numbers” of women in STEM

June 20th, 2017

GenderInSITE-Elsevier Foundation workshop explored the challenges of integrating the gender dimension into STEM higher education In most countries, women are […]

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