Friday 18 January, 2019

Gov’t seeks to inspire boys through ‘Men in Science’ feature

The Department of Sustainable Development will feature “Men in Science” to increase the increase the recognition of outstanding nationals in the scientific and technological arena.

The feature seeks to call St Lucian 'men in science to action, both here and abroad, engaged in pure or applied research, innovation and invention, education, policy making, planning and management, in both public and private spheres to inspire boys interested in the field of science.

Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Dr. Gale Rigobert hopes that this venture will play a significant role in inspiring boys to consider advanced studies and careers in the scientific and technological fields.

Men in Science follows an initiative by the department to celebrate the achievements of Saint Lucian women in science, also geared towards gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number five), through features in the media emanating from the Facebook page “Science and Technology in Saint Lucia.”

Those interested in the ‘Men in Science’ feature are invited to contact the Science and Technology Officer within the Department of Sustainable Development at dgordon.rediv@gmail.com or 758.714.2469.

Submissions will be released on the department’s Facebook page, initially, upon receipt. 

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