Kseniia Minakova, associate professor of the department of physics at the Educational and Scientific Institute of Computer Modeling, Applied Physics and Mathematics of the NTU «KhPI», PhD in Physics and Mathematics, became a finalist for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award «For Women in Science» 2023. She was among the TOP-10 of the competition, which was attended by women engaged in research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The selection was made among Ukrainian women aged 18 to 40 who have a degree and publications in the international scientometrics databases Scopus and/or Web of Science.
Kseniia Minakova, who represented the National Technical University «Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute», impressed the jury of the L’Oréal-UNESCO «For Women in Science» 2023 with her scientific activity. The NTU «KhPI» scientist has more than 50 articles indexed in Scopus and an h-index of -13, and is already being recognized as an expert in her field. These achievements allowed Kseniia to pass a difficult competition and get into the TOP-10 within the 5th season of the L’Oréal-UNESCO award.
We should note that this award is presented with the purpose of recognizing the achievements of outstanding women researchers and supporting women in science. Competitors are selected from among Ukrainian women aged 18 to 40 who have a degree and publications in the international scientometrics databases Scopus and/or Web of Science. The focus of the award is on women engaged in research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
The prestigious award ceremony took place on December 7, where Kseniia Minakova presented NTU «KhPI» and her field of research.
In Ukraine, the L’Oréal-UNESCO competition «For Women in Science» has been held for 5 years in a row. Its goal is to recognize the most outstanding women researchers who make a huge contribution to the development of science in Ukraine. The prize expands the opportunities for women in science and overcomes gender stereotypes, supports the recognition of talented scientists, and encourages them to choose scientific professions.
The abbreviation STEM means «Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics». These areas are the basis of this educational methodology. At the same time, these disciplines are not studied separately, as usual, but in a complex. The practical application of the acquired knowledge is of great importance. The child not only learns about new areas of development in the exact sciences and engineering, but also learns to implement what he or she has learned in practice.