The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established in 2015 to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. The annual event observed on February 11th was initiated to encourage women in their pursuit of training, education and careers in science as well as to acknowledge the contributions women have made in technology, engineering and mathematics.
In recognition of the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight four iAGRI-funded students. Each profile features an emerging leader in the agricultural sciences and how her training and education have prepared to pursue careers that contributes to a food secure future. iAGRI is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project under the Feed the Future initiative.