When : Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00pm
Where : Maison Française, Embassy of France in the United States, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
Registration : Required for entry
The Office for Science & Technology will host a viewing of Infinités Plurielles an exhibition from photographer Marie-Hélène Le Ny showcasing women in science on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00pm.
They might be astronomers, biochemists, neurobiologists, geophysicists or engineers… but what the 140 women featured in Infinités Plurielles have in common is being trailblazers in the field of science and innovation in France. Commissioned by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research (Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche), Infinités Plurielles seeks first and foremost to inspire more women to pursue scientific careers and take action for a more equal workplace, but also to move cultural frontiers, sustain ideological debates and stimulate creativity.
Discover 30 of these black and white photographs printed on 80 x 120 cm canvas signed by photographer Marie-Hélène Le Ny at the Maison Française of the Embassy of France. Each woman has also provided a personal statement to accompany her portrait that is included in French and English.
This event will also continue our series of Networking Events in Science and Technology or NEST that bring together and honor scientific alumni who are familiar with research in both France and the United States. They constitute a scientific community that has established lasting bilateral relationships to promote stronger French-American scientific collaborations and have the mutual desire to increase the sharing of knowledge and to reinforce international alliances.