|By Prof. Oystein Fischer
This month, MaNEP launches for the third time the summer internship for female students. In our field, female researchers constitute a small minority compared to masculine researchers and MaNEP is actively contributing to encourage female students to enter the field of physics and chemistry of novel materials. The internship is one of our actions towards this goal.
The two first ones were a success in terms of the encouragement it gave to the participants. However, it was only a moderate success
regarding the number of female students who participated.
The latter may be a question of information and we shall do our best to bring the message out. On the other hand I encourage all of you to inform female students about this opportunity. By the way, I do appreciate that among the younger generation the number of female researchers in MaNEP is steadily increasing.
Céline Lichstensteiger - who will pass her final thesis exam on April 5 - is an excellent representative of these upcoming female researchers.On the day she passes her thesis defence she will also appear in a nanoscience TV program.