Enabling a future in science
IMCD Brasil’s final contribution to support the girls in chasing a future in science is awarding an IMCD Cares Scholarship of 153,000 reais (approximately 27,000 Euros) to three of the top students of the programme. The scholarship will fund the students’ four-year university degree to complete courses in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The IMCD Cares Scholarship, mentorship and scientific immersion provide STEM education for girls who would otherwise not be able to attend university.
Celebrating women and girls in science
To celebrate the completion of the scientific immersion phase of the programme, IMCD Brasil hosted a white coat ceremony attended by their families, IMCD employees, partners, customers and dignitaries, to signify a rite of passage in their journey toward a career in science despite overcoming barriers.
“This initiative has merged the worlds of academia, industry and government to collaborate in fostering economic and social development. This triple helix model of innovation is an important contribution to Brazil’s progress in addressing women’s access to science,” concluded Nicolas.