Coordinator: Jana Hertz Rodriguez
Women in this region face specific challenges in becoming scientists at a high level.
In 22 Countries
The OWSD Cuba National Chapter was founded in 1999 and is based at the Cuban Academy of Sciences in Havana. The chapter aims to develop projects and programmes for women in science and to strengthen collaboration with other OWSD chapters in the LAC region.
1 PhD Fellow
Dr. Mayra de la Torre
2 Early Career Fellows
The OWSD Guatemala National Chapter was established in March 2020 and is based at the Guatemala National Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences. Among its objectives are consolidating a database of women scientists in Guatemala, providing personal mentorship to young girls in STEAM, and supporting national initiatives for girls and women in STEAM.
The OWSD Uruguay National Chapter was established in April 2019. It is hosted at the Dirección de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (DICYT), a department of the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), in Montevideo. Among the National Chapter's activities are information-gathering related to women's participation in research and scientific teaching and leadership, redefining role models, and mentoring future generations of women in science.
Ana Inés Zambrana
1 Early Career Fellow
Dr. Elsa Quiroga