Leaders from US and India examine the issues facing women in science
Lynbrook High School Principal, Gail Davidson, was invited by the Environment, Science and Technology Office of the United States Embassy in India to participate in the “Women in Science” workshop on August 26, 2010. The event was held at the Constitution Club in New Delhi and was sponsored by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum. Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, and Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon were the conference speakers. Ms. Davidson also attended a reception in honor of Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environment and Science Affairs.
This workshop was designed to gather “science leaders from U.S. and Indian government, industry, civil society and academia…to examine the issues facing women in science and, more importantly, identify solutions for improving opportunities for women to achieve their full potential in science-related careers.” Ms. Davidson gave a presentation on empowering girls in science education was a panel member in the follow-up discussion and audience question-and-answer session on the topic of Science Education for Girls. She was thrilled to be able to represent Lynbrook High School and our entire school community.
During her trip, Ms. Davidson also visited local high schools in New Delhi, India and meet with educators as part of this educational exchange.
Ms. Davidson put together a PowerPoint presentation and shared her experiences with the community at the PTSA General Meeting on September 14, 2010.