Repost from UM SRC @sharktagging ・・・ Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Did you know that our team is 78% female and over 87% of our graduate students are women? To celebrate today we are recognizing the incredible women of SRC who work tirelessly towards the mission of shark research and conservation, while also inspiring the next generation of female scientists. Meet the amazing women of our team! . . According to the National Science Foundation, women are an underrepresented group in the sciences- making up only 25% of all STEM careers, despite composing 50% of the workforce. A 2011 study showed that girls presented with primarily male examples of scientists were less likely to think they could be successful in STEM careers. Here at SRC, we want to encourage and inspire the next generation of women scientists! We established the Females In the Natural Sciences program (FINS) to address this gender disparity and encourage girls to pursue STEM careers. We provide young girls with hands-on experience in shark research through a day of shark tagging run by an all female crew. For more information on our FINS program visit our website sharktagging.com/participate. We recognize that today’s students are the scientists and conservationists of tomorrow, and we need our nation’s girls to be part of the next generation’s problem solvers. . . .{📷: all photos and videos by SRC photographers; video created by @thetravelingchelss } . . . #shark #sharks #fish #fishing #miami #florida #science #sharkresearch #research #ocean #saltlife #water #conservation #nature #wildlife #nofilter #ig #sharkweek #instalike #instalove #photooftheday #picoftheday #uwphoto #reef #womeninscience #womeninscienceday #internationalwomensday #womenandgirlsinscience