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Maryland First Lady, State Police Forensic Sciences Division Celebrate International Day Of Women and Girls In Science

Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan joined members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division today to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Mrs. Hogan toured the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory in Pikesville before presenting Forensic Sciences Division Deputy Director Wanda Kuperus with a Governor’s proclamation to commemorate the occasion. “With today’s celebration, we are empowering more women and girls to reach their full potential by fostering their interest in the sciences and STEM education …,” Mrs. Hogan said. “My husband and I appreciate your dedication to the citizens of Maryland through your valuable work and I want to personally thank you for serving as role models to future generations of women.” In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared Feb. 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015. The Forensic Sciences Division is a prime example of accomplishing this goal, as approximately 80 percent of the division’s scientific positions are held by women. Also as part of the celebration, Mrs. Hogan […]

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