Astronomy Professors awarded Women in STEM Roadshow Grant

India Sultana and AnilOhio State astronomy professors Sultana Nahar and Anil Pradhan received a new grant from the U.S. Consulate New Delhi to organize nine workshops in several cities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for young women.

With a global trend constantly moving towards technological development with an emphasis on the STEM fields as an important source of employment in the national and international arena, the potential impact of this grant encourages more female Indian students to consider higher education.

Each workshop will be a day and a half with 35 participants from 11th grade. Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, the Ohio State Global Gateway India partner, will provide facilities in Delhi, Kolkat and Hyderabad to conduct the workshops.

Priya Kurle, assistant director of the India Gateway, will help coordinate and organize the workshops to raise awareness and share best practices to promote STEM education for women and help to build a bridge to the existing gender gap in society.