Women Achievers In STEM Careers in India

Kalpana Chawla has achieved immortal credits of credibility for women that no one can question whether women can succeed or not.

But even today bias is real when women choose aspirational careers in STEM.

For the fact check, go and check a mechanical engineering class in any college in India and check the Gender ratio of girls v/s boys.

However, our achievements women can achieve the bias is real.

Just watch the latest series on Netflix “Never have I Ever”, where they depict unfair treatment and bias for being a woman in research for a STEM subject. Kamala and Nalini are the characters that objectify how their struggles in STEM careers persist despite being in 2022.

This blog aims to tell each of you that as women we have to keep doing our work of progress in STEM careers for the better world of tomorrow.

The proud part about researching women in science in India was that the scrolling wouldn’t stop.

Amidst the fact that limited opportunities and multiple barriers these women achieved impeccably highest standards in STEM.

These women buried the seeds that we all are bearing fruits of knowledge within us.

History is inspiring, now let’s dive into the present. As women received more access to education the field of STEM became more competitive and fierce. 

Here is the List of 8 women In STEM who made a Mark in 2021:

  1. Annie Sinha Roy:Annie Sinha Roy is the Project Senior Resident Engineer at Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation. Arguably the only woman tunnel engineer in the country, after her graduation in mechanical engineering from Nagpur University, she joined Senbo in 2007.This year, she was nominated for ETPrime Women Leadership Awards 2021
  2. Dr.Neena Gupta: Dr Neena Gupta is a prominent Indian mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. Previously, she has won the Young Scientists Award of the Indian National Science Academy in 2014 for her solution to the Zariski cancellation problem for affine spaces.This year, she won the Ramanujan Prize 2021 for her commendable contribution to affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. She is the fourth Indian mathematician and the third woman to have been awarded the prestigious prize
  3. Dr Davinder Kaur Walia: She is a Senior Professor in the department of Physics and Centre for Nanotechnology. In focussing on nanoscale thin films, her research functions to improve devices useful in energy. She is an expert member of the Physical Sciences boards of DRDO, CSIR, and SERB-DST.
  4. Dr Debrupa Lahiri : She is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Center for Nanotechnology. Her research concerns biomaterials, multi-scale mechanics and tribology, and composite material systems with nano-fillers. Last year, she started three funded projects, which were sponsored by LSRB-DRDO, DST-SERB, and DST-SERB-IRPHA. All three projects are currently ongoing.
  5. Dr Pranita P Sarangi: She is Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering. Cellular and molecular immunology, immunopathology, and immuno-oncology are some of her areas of interest. Her research on the effects of yoga and meditation in combating stress-induced immuno-suppression was funded in 2021 by DST-SATYAM.
  6. Dr Kusum Deep: She is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Her work is centred on operations research, numerical optimisation, and evolutionary algorithms, among others. In 2021, NPTEL sponsored her project on operations research.
  7. Dr Bushra Ateeq: She is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. She has published over 75 journal articles and book chapters. Her expertise lies in cancer biology, cancer genomics, and molecular oncology. Last year, the Government of India recognised her contribution to her field by awarding her with S Ramachandran-National Bioscience Award for Career Development as well as Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Medical Sciences. She also secured the Senior Fellowship Award by Wellcome Trust and DBT India Alliance.
  8. Esha Cyril: She has been awarded a range of awards and prizes in leadership, including the George Eastman Young Leaders Award by the University of Rochester and the Outstanding Performance and Leadership Award by the Mayor of Estacíon Central Chile. She is  attempting to bridge the gender gap by encouraging and supporting young women pursuing an education and a career in STEM disciplines.

Source of the above information: https://feminisminindia.com/2021/12/24/indian-women-in-stem-2021/?amp

Sky, Space and orbits often seem confusing. Physics is not an easy nut to crack.

Dreaming to land an orbit on the Moon has been a dream for many scientists irrespective of gender.

But Some women have seen their dreams become reality too.

Those who have not seen Mission Mangal movie, which is a story loosely based on the facts of a Mars Orbiter Mission directed by Ritu Kirdhal.

Below are the two extraordinary women who tried to touch the Moon in real.

Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal are heading the crucial ISRO mission, Chandrayaan 2, making it ISRO’s first-ever space mission to be headed by women

  • Muthayya Vanith: She is also referred to as the “Rocket Woman” of India. She had been working with ISRO for the past 32 years. In 2006, She was awarded as the best woman scientist Vanitha had earlier been part of Cartosat-1, Oceansat-2 and Megha-Tropiques teams. Before you venturing into the moon mission, she was heading Telecomm and divisions in the digital systems group in ISRO’s Satellite Centre (ISAC) or U R Rao Satellite Centre.
  • Ritu Karidhal: She had handled India’s first interplanetary mission, Mars Orbiter Mission. An alumni of IISc, she did her post-graduation in Aerospace Engineering. In 2007, Karidhal received an award as ISRO Young Scientist by APJ Abdul Kalam. She has been working with ISRO since 1997. 

Breaking the Barriers and pushing the limitations into expansion women in India have laid the foundation of intelligence in every sector.

Blinding the stigma and excelling in the diverse roles they have given hope and goals to aim higher.

We have definitely come a long way and today women do receive opportunities to innovate and achieve. The bias is still present in some areas but bias is a human action with a wrong mindset.

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