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Please join us in Congratulating Dr. Yesim Darici "In the Company of Women Award" - 2017 Science and Technology Award Recipient Wednesday, march 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Armed with a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, researchers are heading back to high school to encourage more women to pursue careers in physics.

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Yesim Darici did not pursue a career in advocacy. She is a scientist – a theoretical and experimental physicist with expertise in transition metals and clean coal technology. Yet, Darici is a trailblazer for women in science. Today, she is also FIU’s leading advocate for women and gender issues as the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Because of Zahra Hazari, Yesim Darici and Natasha Blanch's efforts and others like them, the days of women being under-represented in STEM careers could come to an end.

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