Coordinator: Jana Rodriguez Hertz
Women in this region face specific challenges in becoming scientists at a high level.
In 22 Countries
2 Early Career Fellows
The OWSD Guatemala National Chapter was established in March 2020 and is based at the Guatemala National Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences. Among its objectives are consolidating a database of women scientists in Guatemala, providing personal mentorship to young girls in STEAM, and supporting national initiatives for girls and women in STEAM.
1 Early Career Fellow
Dr. Elsa Quiroga
The OWSD Uruguay National Chapter was established in April 2019. It is hosted at the Dirección de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (DICYT), a department of the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), in Montevideo. Among the National Chapter's activities are information-gathering related to women's participation in research and scientific teaching and leadership, redefining role models, and mentoring future generations of women in science.
Ana Inés Zambrana
1 PhD Fellow
Dr. Mayra de la Torre
The OWSD Brazil National Chapter was established in April 2020. Among the National Chapter's activities are establishing a database that can be used for projects and initiatives to involve women in science, disseminating scientific information and raising awareness about scientific issues among the public, promoting initiatives and projects to spur girls' interest in scientific careers, and organizing scientific and social events to raise public awareness about the importance of gender balance.
Danila Carrijo da Silva Dias