Science is not just for men by Coralie Privet-Thieulin

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Coralie Privet-Thieulin, teacher-researcher, head of the physics department at ECE Lyon and Elles Bougent regional delegate, spoke to the daily Le Progrès on the occasion of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to a woman.

What is the relationship between women and the scientific professions?

Between prejudice and socio-cultural factors linked to education or sexist orientation, the rate of women in engineering schools is very low. According to Coralie Privet-Thieulin, this gender asymmetry in scientific circles was a motivating factor in breaking the codes: […]. During my thesis at the École Centrale de Lyon, I got involved with the “Elles Bougent” association, speaking to young girls in secondary schools. […] When I arrived at ECE as a teacher-researcher in physics in 2019, it seemed natural to me to continue in this direction and include our female students in this project.. “

Read the rest of the article on ECE’s LinkedIn page right here.

Updated 2 January 2024