Gender and STEM: Insights from the Arab World


WHEN April 30, 2018
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a global challenge in this rapidly growing industry. Experts studying the gender ratio in STEM have found that it is far more balanced in the Arab world than in the West. The many examples of highly successful women entrepreneurs in the technology sector emerging from Arab countries is contrasted with some remaining challenges faced by Arab women in their education and employment trajectory in STEM. This panel of experts in gender, STEM and technology highlights the inspiring contributions Arab women have made to the STEM fields and cover the remaining challenges to addressing the global STEM gender gap.

The STEM Gender Gap: Causes, Consequences and Solutions for Academia (open to the public) RSVP


  • Sana Odeh, Clinical Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
  • Jennifer Olmsted, Professor of Economics and Business, Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Semester, and Director of Middle East Studies and Arabic, Drew University
  • Marina Hamed Kazim, Medical Practitioner, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Moderated by
  • Kirsten Sadler, Associate Professor of Biology, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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