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Vanderbilt University Graduate and Former Miss Kentucky USA Speaks at the United Nations
12 Mar 2018

Vanderbilt University Graduate and Former Miss Kentucky USA Speaks at the United Nations

Madelynne Grace Myers, a Vanderbilt University graduate and Miss Kentucky USA 2017, spoke at the United Nations Headquarters during the International Women and Girls in Science Forum. Myers advocated for Gender Equality in the STEM Field during the High-Level Panel Discussion on Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Economic Empowerment. Myers was invited to speak by the Princess of Iraq, HRH Princess Doctor Nisreen El-Hashemite, BSe MSc MD PhD. Myers graduated from Vanderbilt in 2017 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. During her time as Miss Kentucky USA, Myers traveled to Washington, D.C and met with Kentucky’s congressmen to create initiatives where young women are encouraged to enter the STEM Field.

The two-day forum held 9 - 10 of February 2018 commemorated the 3rd International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was created during the first High-Level World Women’s Health and Development Forum organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust and The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and it was held on February 11th 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters. It was sponsored by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, the Government of the Republic of Malta, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Paraguay, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand and Viet Nam; the International Labour Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Telecommunication Union and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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