• Monday, September 26, 2022

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Indian female engineer seeks to end STEM career stigma

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Purvi Gupta (far right, front) conducts workshops to encourage young women to take an interest in STEM careers

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A FEMALE Indian engineer, due to take part in an expedition to Antarctica, has said collaboration between diverse groups can lead to “better solutions” in the world. Purvi Gupta, 32, is one of 80 women set to travel to Antarctica for a three week voyage on February 18 to help tackle climate change. The excursion is part of the Homeward Bound project, a 12-month leadership programme which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in science. Once selected, the women undergo one year of leadership training, discussions and a variety of fundraising activities before making…

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