“I was a bit afraid of studying computer science myself, back then I just had the feeling that it was more something for boys, which of course is exactly the kind of stereotype that I want to eliminate now!“
Choosing the path of science and research can have many trajectories. To show a glimpse of what different science journeys can look like and inspire young girls to follow their passion for science, Research Luxembourg team players and the Ministry of Equality present season 2 of the series Women & Girls in Science: Meet Dimitra Anastasiou from LIST and learn about her love of combining languages and computer science, and the challenge of a relationship when both parties work in research.
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Be brave – women in science: Research Luxembourg team players launch season 2 of video series in collaboration with the Ministry for Equality (MEGA) in Luxembourg
To showcase the many paths of women in science in Luxembourg, and to inspire young girls to pursue their passion for science, the institutions that form Research Luxembourg are launching a video series, in collaboration with MEGA, the Ministry for Equality in Luxembourg.
Choosing the path of science and research can have many trajectories. To show a glimpse of what different science journeys can look like, we selected 6 women in science in Luxembourg, each representing a different institution, scientific focus, background, and function. From PhD candidates, to science communicators, lab specialists and a professor, the options for a career in science are many.
Each video tells a story about a woman in science in Luxembourg, the path they have chosen and why, as well as their message for young girls interested in science. All videos will be uploaded to this page over the course of 11 February – 8 March.
Season 2 trailer
Dimitra Anastasiou was the first ever researcher featured in the long-running FNR feature series Spotlight on Young Researchers, during the pilot call in 2016. See her story from back then in the graphic below!