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The NIDA Blog Team
February 11 2019
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Did you know that only about two of every five full-time scientists and engineers in the United States are women? For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we honor the scientific achievements of women and girls, including some of our own recent female Addiction Science Award winners, who make up more than half of the winners from the past 5 years—10 out of 17!

These young women, and many others like them, are helping to inspire more women to join the field of science. Learn more about the Science Fair Award for Addiction Science and find your own scientific inspiration!