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May 3rd, 2010

If you think engineering is a manís job ... think again

Abstract:
A major conference opening today in the capital shows women are starting to make a big impact in the traditionally male domains of science and engineering.

Dr Amal al Ghaferi, from the Masdar Institute, is one of those pioneers and the institute's first female Emirati faculty member. An expert in nanotechnology, she said the conference would help break down stereotypes about UAE women.

"People will come here and change their perspectives," she said. "Maybe the stereotypes about Muslim women in the Western world is that we just sit at home and don't do anything independently. I want to show people I'm not wearing my scarf for nothing. I have my own mind and ideas."

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