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 have launched the video series Women [& girls] in Science, 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.
“The enthusiasm and understanding for research starts with the youngest members of our society”, says Elisabeth John who after completing her PhD, built up the Scienteens Lab at the University of Luxembourg, which now receives 2,000 young people per year, showing them a possible career path in science, and throw experiments shows them the importance of making fact-based decisions.
Elisabeth John won an FNR Award for Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public in 2015, for the Scienteens Lab.