International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February
Perhaps many people don't know that women are present in science from the earliest times. Women are excited in the field of medicine and natural philosophy. The first country which supported women's study was Greece. Agnodike was the first female physician who worked legally in Athens in the fourth century. The other example is Aglaonike who was the pupil and the wife of Pytagoras. She gained results in mathematics field. Pythagoras founded the first school where women could study. The name of the school was Crotone.
Over the centuries many women have achieved success in the scientific field. Marie Curie was the first woman who recieved a Nobel Prize in 1903 and double Nobel Prize in 1911, both for her work in radiation. Fourthy women have been awarded the Nobel Prize from 1901 to 2010, among them 17 women in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine.
It would be long to list all the successes of women, but the history also proves that science needs women, so it is important to support their education.
Written by: Ágnes Illés
Resources used: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/int-day-of-women-and-girls-in-science/international-day-of-women-and-girls-in-science-2017/#.Wm7fuajibIX