International Day of Women and Girls in Science February 11, 2018
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2/11/2018 as a day for recognizing women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). The above image comes from CIMMYT (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo)- The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement, a gene bank and research facility, near Texcoco,Mexico. The image below is from CNN's 2014 coverage of the event. At least the test tubes and microscope aren't pink. I found the original mention on the CIMMYT website because I was looking for some ancient landraces of corn to grow out this summer.
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