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University launches inspiring exhibition as part of International Women's Day celebrations

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Staff and students at the University of Tasmania celebrated International Women’s Day with the launch of an inspiring exhibition.

The Women Scientists We Admire exhibition was launched at the Morris Miller Library and features 28 pieces showcasing the inspirational accomplishments of women working in science.

The exhibition was curated through an image competition where University of Tasmania staff and students were invited to submit a picture of a woman scientist they have been inspired by, along with a short description on her major scientific endeavours.

Professor Anthony Koutoulis, academic co-lead of the Athena SWAN program and the Head of School of Biological Sciences, announced Jac Charlesworth from Menzies Institute for Medical Research as the winner of this year’s exhibit.

The competition was held to coincide with the second year of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), with the exhibition opening marking International Women’s Day.

The exhibition will remain open to visitors at the Morris Miller Library until 10 April 2017, before moving to other University campuses.

Picture: Professor Anthony Koutoulis, academic co-lead of the Athena SWAN program and the Head of School of Biological Sciences with Dr Ariadna Martinez-Marrades from the University’s SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN Project.

Published on: 10 Mar 2017 12:50pm