VIENNA, FEBRUARY 3 – As humanity makes significant scientific and technological advancements, women remain under-represented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will host a panel discussion on “Space for Women” on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 in the Vienna International Centre (VIC), C Building, Boardroom D.
The panel discussion will consider how to improve the gender imbalance in these fields, with a special focus on the space sector. This event is being held in advance of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is marked on 11 February. Speakers include Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA; Laura Jamschon Mac Garry, Consul of Argentina in Vienna; Sandy Magnus, former US astronaut and Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Chiaki Mukai, former Japanese astronaut and Senior Advisor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council.
The event takes place on the sidelines of the annual session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which is convening in Vienna from 30 January to 10 February.
The discussion will be streamed at www.unoosa.org. (@OnuItalia)