Three Indian-origin women scientists include Coimbatoreborn, 32-year-old, Devika Kamath researching on astrophysics, Ahmedabad born Onisha Patel researching on structural biology and Asha Rao, a cyber mathematics expert and specialises in detection of money laundry.
Importantly, these girls went to Australia to pursue research in search of better opportunities are being recognised by the Australian government under Superstar of STEM initiative. All three of them want to encourage girls in India to pursue careers in STEM.
The Australian government is reportedly planning to train them for over a year to become influencers for female students to address the gender gap in STEM. The Department of Science and Technology, Australia aims to change this scenario by making deserving female scientists get proper visibility so that they can be a role model for girls who wish to take up STEM.