This week, women take the floor on MyScienceNews

[July 1st-5th, 2013] The editor’s note about your science week

Did you miss any MyScienceNews this week? Don't worry, for the editors are here to review everything with you. Take a break and find out about this week’s news. 

This week, MyScienceNews is all about gender equality and women's representation in leadership positions.


First, be sure to check this article about an upcoming public event organized by the Paris branch of Women in Aerospace Europe, addressing the issue of leadership opportunities for women in this field.

Women’s Leadership in Aerospace: An evening with ESA’s Isabelle Duvaux-Bechon


The MyScienceNews team has also covered women's underrepresentation in research and industry and the ways to fight it. If you want to find out more about this issue, read our selection of articles from 2012.

Here is a text about recommendations published by the League of European Research Universities to promote and improve gender balance:

LERU on gender equality: We know the facts, it's time to act!

And another about affirmative action policies, whose goal is to give more opportunities to underrepresented groups:

The Truth about Affirmative Action


This week, MyScienceWork also gave the floor to Julia Mouzon, the founder of the French forum “Femmes et Pouvoir” (Women & Power). The event, which is to be held in November in Paris, gathers numerous French women policy makers and focuses on the need for gender equality in politics. Julia Mouzon also took this opportunity to invite Hillary Clinton, via video, to attend the forum.

[Video] “Femmes et Pouvoir”: The first-ever national forum for political women

Women & Power: Share - Build - Inspire 



But, as you know, one of MyScienceWork’s top priorities is to provide the readers with scientific multidisciplinarity. One of this week’s articles focuses on the issue of self-medication among doctors and medical students. It was shown that self-medication evolves along with the students’ knowledge.

Self-medication among medical students


This week, too, America celebrated its independence. On this occasion, MyScienceNews reviewed the recent and coming innovations in fireworks research.

Fireworks of the Future: New colors, perfect timing, and words?


Hoping you’ll find some space in your weekend for a bit of reading.


The MyScienceWork Team