Two esteemed professors from Koç University recently participated in an insightful panel at the Future Science Women Academy, a pioneering initiative by PepsiCo aimed at empowering and supporting women in STEM fields. The event provided a platform for the professors to share their expertise and inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers.

The panel, moderated by renowned mathematician Can Gürses, featured Prof. Dr. Canan Atılgan, President of the Science Academy and faculty member at Sabancı University, Assoc. Prof. Elif Nur Fırat Karalar and Asst. Prof. Didem Unat, distinguished faculty members from Koç University. All professors shared their experiences and emphasized the crucial role of women in STEM disciplines.

The discussion delved into various aspects, including the factors that influenced the professors’ own career paths and the essential skills required for success in academia. Additionally, the panelists highlighted the wide range of career opportunities available to STEM graduates, encouraging students to explore their potential and make a meaningful impact in their respective fields.

The panel provided an invaluable opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge and guidance from these distinguished academics. Their engaging discussion and inspiring perspectives left a lasting impression on the attendees, igniting a passion for scientific exploration and empowering the next generation of female scientists and engineers.