USAID and NASA are supporting women scientists around the world to use science and technology to improve resilience and raise the visibility of women in science. More than 30 women scientists and experts work with the USAID- and NASA- supported SERVIR program to solve their countries' most critical development challenges using freely-available satellite data. These women are serving society while simultaneously paving the way for the next generation to see more women play a role in science, technology and public policy.
More than half of Kenya’s nearly 50 million citizens work in the agricultural sector, underscoring the important role farming plays in Kenya’s economy and individuals’ livelihoods. Despite the importance of agriculture, up until recently the Government of Kenya had been using outdated cropland maps (from 2000-2001) to conduct food security assessments.
NASA researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station.