Marking the International Women’s Day in Mathematics, and as a part of the 10th anniversary of “May Month of Mathematics – M3”, national science promotion event organized by MISANU, two presentations were held as a part of the program “Portraits of Female Scientists in Mechanics”.

During these two events, in an informal atmosphere, we talked about the life, work and personality, of four Serbian prominent female scientists – Prof. Emeritus Dr. Vera Nikolic Stanojević, Prof. Dr. Katica Stevanović Hedrih, Prof. Dr. Livija Cvetićanin and Dr. Milena Radnović. The discussion was led by their close associates, reputable scientists and professors as well:

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Vera Nikolić Stanojević (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kragujevac and State University of Novi Pazar) was presented by:

–        Dr. Ivana Atanasovska, Full Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU

  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Ćemal Dolićanin, First Rector at the State University in Novi Pazar
  • Dr. Dobrica Milovanović, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac
  • Dr. Dragan Milosavljevic, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

Prof. Dr. Katica Stevanović Hedrih (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš and Mathematical Institute of SANU) was presented by:

  • Mirjana Filipović, Full Research Professor, Mihailo Pupin Institute
  • Professor Jasna Fempl Madžarević
  • Assistant Dr. Professor Julijana Simonović, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš
  • Dr. Dragan Milosavljević, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

Prof. Livija Cvetićanin, our reputable professor of mechanics from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad was presented by:

  • Dr. Ivana Kovačić, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad
  • Dr. Uranija Kozmidis Luburić, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Dr. Milena Radnović, Full Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU was presented by:

  • Božidar Jovanović, Full Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU
  • Borislav Gajić, Associate Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU

As the conclusions of these events, a strong messages to all young women, with a call to engage in science, was sent. Due to the large number of positive reactions and comments from the audience, it is planned for this event and topic to be repeated soon. We will also introduce other Serbian female scientists in the field of mathematics and mathematics-related sciences, seeing this kind of awareness raising as one of the best ways to bring beauty of science closer to the people, and especially youth, but also to promote female researchers and encourage next generation of women scientists.

Idea for the event came from  Dr. Ivana Atanasovska, Full Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU, and we want to thank her again for this brilliant initiative.

The moderator of the event was Biljana Nedeljkov, Expert Advisor at the Mathematical Institute of SANU and LeTSGEPs H2020 project on Gendr Equality in Research Working Group member.

 

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