February 11, 2022

A message from Sunaree Hamilton, the Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Co-Chair for Pipeline Development & Outreach:

As the Group Leader of Argonne National Laboratory’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Programs in the Strategic Security Sciences Division, I have set program initiatives that encourage the participation of women in science. The future of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) requires the early education of girls as well as continued support for women throughout higher education and all career levels. 

Through the IAEA-Argonne training program, we have joined IAEA’s initiative to introduce and strengthen nuclear science and technology education in secondary schools. We have hosted three two-week nuclear science and technology training courses in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for 61 teachers (46% women) from 17 countries. The goal of the IAEA’s project was to educate at least one million students on the topic of nuclear science through teachers who attended trainings co-hosted by Argonne and other institutions across the world.

IAEA Programs at Argonne also encourages the participation of women as participants and speakers for IAEA Training Courses, as job candidates for IAEA Careers, as experts for IAEA events, and as fellows and hosts for IAEA Fellows. 

Today is a great opportunity for you to actively support women and girls in science and/or engage with organizations that advance women’s empowerment.

Click here for more information on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. And join the conversation on social media with #February11.

Sunaree Hamilton, Ph.D.
Group Leader, IAEA Programs
WIST Co-chair for Pipeline Development & Outreach Subcommittee