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The awards ceremony of the Joliot-Curie Prizes

Reference

1109

Duration

00:15:00

Production year

2003

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Original material

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Color
Sound

Summary

The Irène Joliot-Curie Prizes reward initiatives that increase the numbers of girls studying scientific and technical subjects and improve the position of women in the sciences. Three prizes were awarded in 2003:

Muriel Thomasset, a CNRS engineer, in the "incentive" category (initiatives promoting careers in science)

The Association française des femmes ingénieurs, represented by its president Monique Moutaud, in the "support" category (initiatives aiding women in their science careers)

Anthropologist Françoise Héritier, in the "recognition" category (extraordinary professional commitment).

In this short film, the three prizewinners speak about their careers and their efforts to encourage girls to enjoy science and technology, the personal qualities needed for a career in science, and the choices available to them.

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