Our 2020-21 Indian Women-In-Science calendar is here!

Free Download: 2020-21 Indian Women-In-Science calendar!

Happy International Women and Girls Day in Science 2020-21. This is our fifth year in action celebrating Indian women in science as an independent feminist science media platform and here’s a gift for you!

The United Nations marks 11th of February the International Day for Women and Girls in Science. So in 2017, we adopted a tradition of making an Indian woman in science Calendar; the 3rd calendar launches today featuring 13 women scientifically active right now.

Calendar launch at Azim Premji University with Nandita.

Keeping up with our annual tradition! (Trumpets please) Here’s is the digital Indian Women in Science Calendar 20-21.

None of this would have been possible without our readers’ support time and again. We need your help this time to make Season 5 on thelifeofscience.com possible. Coming up: interview podcasts, Sci-Art features and a lot more. We’ll send you a printed copy for your desk as a reward for this season’s crowdfunding campaigns.

Postcards and postcard decks – some crowdfunding rewards

Stories of women featured on this calendar cumulatively led to our first book 31 Fantastic Adventures in Science. Each of their amazing and inspiring spirits was brought to life on the pages of this calendar by visual artist Ria Rajan our friend and collaborator. She has used each chapter in the book to create these vivid illustrations and Ipsa Jain, our in house sci-art enthusiast, art-directed and also laid out the pages for the mobile version that fits just right on your phone screen.

The calendar, like the book profiles the following scientists across different sub-fields of STEM: in monthly order:

  1. Kaneenika Sinha, Number theorist, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Pune
  2. Hansika Kapoor, Psychologist, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai
  3. Vanita Prasad, Environment Biotechnologist, Revy Environment Solutions, Vadodara
  4. Kuljeet Kaur Marhas, Planetary Scientist, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  5. Aruna Naorem, Molecular Geneticist, University of Delhi, Delhi
  6. Lipi Thukral, Computational structural biologist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi
  7. Bushra Ateeq, Cancer biologist, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  8. Archana Lakhani, Condensed Matter Physicist, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
  9. Jis Sebastian, Conservation Ecologist, Madurai Kamaraj University, Kochi
  10. Natasha Gurung, Horticulturist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Kalimpong
  11. Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Palaeobiologist, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
  12. Shikha Varma, Condensed matter physicist, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
  13. Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Chiropterologist, Osmania University, Hyderabad

TLoS is dedicated to increasing the representation and engagement of genders in STE(A)M. Moving onto the new year, we aim to keep telling our stories through innovative mediums and platforms.

As an independent collective, we have had continuously scour for funding opportunities throughout the year, making funds erratic and difficult to come by. A solution for this is crowd-funding platforms such as Patreon and BackYourScience, that could help us attain sustainable funding.

Contribute here!http://bit.ly/labhopping-s5

Our rewards for the BackYourScience campaign.

For the fifth year, we are gearing up a wider editorial drawing board for science media and discovering new stories with old and new friends from our labhopping adventures. We are up the brim with gratitude towards our contributors and collaborators in doing this work with us. For our upcoming fifth season’s crowdfunding campaign, we have put together a nice range of rewards to thank our supporters.

Contribute here!http://bit.ly/labhopping-s5

Crowdfunding supports TLoS’ endeavours in story-telling, collecting data about and responsibly reporting on issues faced by Indian women in STEM today. The rewards include a printed copy of the calendar, postcards from labhopping travels, the entire postcard deck and a copy of 31 Fantastic Adventures in Science. The proceeds will be used to nominally honour our guest contributors and support our content development team in this venture.

Anyone can download the digital version of the 2020-21 Indian Women in Science mobile calendar here! Please share it widely and consider contributing to our season 5 campaign. 🙂

With love,
Team TLoS

Note: Our BackYourScience Season 5 campaign accepts donations only through Indian banks. If you want to support us but do not possess an Indian card, please pledge a monthly amount to our Patreon page. We’re trying our best to make this easy for you, but write to us on social media or at labhopping[AT]gmail[DOT]com if you face any hiccups 🙂

This calendar was supported by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance.

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By TLoS Team | Published on Feb 11, 2020 in Announcements

1 response to "Our 2020-21 Indian Women-In-Science calendar is here!"

    excellent work done https://thelifeofscience.com/ team. I appreciate your passion and taking a lead in a hitherto less researched road .

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