Fu Wei VII is about to launch, zhu Chonghui from Taiwan, is the first woman to host the Fuwei series of programs. When she first joined the program, she was often asked, "What are you doing here?" Do women have to endure more scrutiny and questioning when they step into science?
When it comes to scientists, who is the first person to come to mind? Einstein, Galileo, Hawking? If it's a female scientist, can you give any other examples than "Madame Curie" Maria Skvodovska-Guri? In the field of science, we rarely see women, and there has been exciting news recently that "Fu Wei VII" is about to take off, and behind the scenes, Zhu Chonghui, a female space expert. (Extended reading:"Gender Watch" also gives Lady Curie her first name, why women care)
According to the Central News Agency , Fu Wei 7 will be launched , and the program's host , Zhu Chonghui , is a Taiwan-trained space expert and the first female program host of the FuWei series . It was 1994, and the National Science Council (now the Ministry of Science and Technology) sent nearly 30 seed workers to train at Thompson Ramo Wooldridge in the United States to work on the satellite, and Zhu Chonghui was the only woman among the trainees.
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Zhu Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science from National Taiwan University and then a Master of Atmospheric Science from Penn State University, where she didn't really start working on satellites until she entered the Space Center. During her training in the United States, she studied and observed during the day, and after the sun went down, she took classes like a student, slowly accumulating satellite expertise.
To this day, the space industry staff is still male-dominated, Zhu Chonghui has ever felt sexism? According to the Free Times , Zhu Chonghui believes that Taiwan's space research environment is very friendly , look professional and do not look at gender , and she thanked Taiwan for providing such an environment , nurturing her space profession , and enriching her life , " I am a satellite expert bred in Taiwan . 」
Despite this, Zhu Chonghui was often asked, "What are you doing here?" during his first training in the United States. At a young age, she felt uncomfortable. Later, however, with the display of professional competence, she never heard such a question again.
Does this matter vaguely reveal that when women enter the field of science, they must endure more scrutiny and questioning?
The "Key Minority" Power of Female Scientists
Ministry of Science and Technology National Science and Technology Dynamicsurvey Data Statistics, in 2016, Taiwan (including enterprises, government, higher education and private non-profit sectors) research and development manpower total edgy 317,000 people. Women accounted for 56.5 per cent of the support staff for administrative matters , while for researchers , compared with 77.6 per cent of men , only 22.4 per cent of women , although there had been progress compared with 2006 , but there was still plenty of room for growth .
Women in science are still a minority, but their contributions and achievements should not be erased because of their female identity.
On April 10, 2019, when people finally saw the black hole in the universe for the first time, one of the key members of the team behind the scenes was Katie Bouman, a female computer scientist who was responsible for the algorithms needed to photograph the black holes, which the BBC described as "the female pusher behind the black hole image."
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It was a joy and a source of pride, but the ensuing controversy: according to Wind Media, anonymous netizens alleged that most of the algorithms used by the team were done by another male colleague, Andrew Chael, and that Katie Bouman was just a gimmick. Finally, Andrew Chael and the program leader, Kazu Akiyama, had to come forward to clarify that they would not let sexism erase women's achievements in science. (Same show: Katie. Baumann: "Despite the unknown, we have to take the first step." ( ) ,
"So-aly some (I hope very ly) people online are using the fact-out-i am the primary developer of the eht-imaging Software library to launch awful and sexist attacks on my colleague and friend Katie Bouman. Stop."
"Obviously, some people (I hope very little) use me to satisfy their gender bias and attack my colleague Bouman, please stop. 」
- Andrew Chael
The film "Hidden Figures," which won three awards, including the 89th Academy Awards for Best Picture, tells the story of the contributions of three black female mathematicians to NASA in the 1950s, when John Glenn was able to become the first astronaut in U.S. history to enter Earth orbit through the important figures calculated by Catherine Johnson and her colleagues. The film explores how you can get yourself and try to resist when you're a minority in a group - maybe race (black), maybe gender (female) - (Recommended reading: The Age Of KeyMinorities: As a Minority, You Have to Be Committed to Changing Discrimination)
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"They let women do some things in NASA, and it's not not because we wear skirts. It's because we glassewear."
"Women can work at NASA, not because we wear skirts, but because we wear glasses. 」
- Catherine Johnson, Key Minority
In an interview, Li Yingying, winner of the 12th Taiwan Outstanding Female Scientist Award, said: "Individual differences are far greater than gender differences. Zhu Chonghui in the relatively few women in the space field, fearless, the courage to pursue the direction of the heart, led the Fuwei 7 program team, let it successfully launched, but also let the world see the possibility of Taiwanese women in the field of science.