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What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls

Coco Alcuaz finds out the big idea behind Professor Didith Rodrigo's children's books written for young girls

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo professor Didith Rodrigo has written or co-written numerous scientific papers in her fields – computer science and learning. But she half-jokes her most important writing is her series of children’s books. Her purpose? To get more girls into science and technology.

She says more and more, there is about an equal number of young men and women who take science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and populate the junior ranks of these fields. But as the years go on, more women leave so that at her level, it is clearly mostly men. She says this has been described as a "leaky pipeline."

Women of Science Book Launch

The Bookmark, Inc. recently launched the new series of children's books, the Women of Science written by Didith Tan-Rodrigo. The launch was held last June 20, Tuesday, 5:00 ... (continue reading)

Women Scientists
a series of children's books features stories from the careers of some of the Philippines' most respected female scientists. It is hoped that these stories find their way into the (continue reading)