During the 2015 Academic Conference of the China Nuclear Society (CNS), WiN-China General Assembly and “Women’s Forum” which themed “Role and Status of Women in the Development of Nuclear Science and Technology”, was held by the WiN China successfully on the evening of September 22. This is the first time that WiN China holds this forum.
Qiu Ai’ci, honorary director general of CNS and academician of the China Academy of Engineering chaired the forum. She said the first “Women’s Forum” of CNS was of great significance. First, women have become an important work force in the field of nuclear science. Women should have their own stage to perform and have chances to express their views. Second, this forum is a preview of the 2017 WiN Annual Conference for which we have successfully bidden. Third, this forum may produce positive effect on women working in the field of nuclear science and technology across the country. To realize “the Dream of a Strong Nation”, we should, first of all, improve the sci-tech quality of people, in particular, the quality of women. Therefore, this Women’s Forum is very important and necessary.
During the forum, Pan Chengfeng, executive director of WiN-China and General Manager of t State Nuclear Power Plant Service Company delivered a report on Work of WiN China.
Sang Ge, a doctoral supervisor of the China Academy of Engineering Physics, delivered a report called Sincere Dedication to National Defense, in which she shared her 27 years of working experience in the nuclear scientific research sector. Gao Puzhen, associate dean of the College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, delivered a report called Nuclear Education and Life. Lan Xiaoli, executive director of WiN-China and deputy director of the Nuclear Medicine Department, Wuhan Union Hospital affiliated of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, delivered a report called Introduction to the Status Quo of Nuclear Medicine Development in China. Guo Hongxia, a research fellow of Northwest China Nuclear Technology Research Institute, delivered a report called Following Malan Spirit and Dedicating to Science and Technology, in which she introduced those outstanding women undertaking arduous scientific research in obscurity. Shang Yuanyuan, a senior operator (known as the “goldman”) from the Overhauling Department, Operation Division of Sanmen Nuclear Power Company, Ltd., delivered a report called Women Working in Nuclear Power Stations, in which she introduced her personal growth and her work and life in nuclear power stations with lots of pictures.
When delivering concluding remarks, Ms. Qiu Ai’ci said that she felt very glad to see the growth of many young female nuclear scientists, who have been inheriting the fine traditions of China’s nuclear development course. The path forward for WiN-China is to host the 2017 WiN Annual Conference a success and to enable Chinese women in the nuclear field to show to the world their competence and charisma. The Women’s Forum shall be formulated as a regular mechanism to better respond to the Initiative on Promoting Nuclear Power Development in China put forward at WiN-China General Assembly.
Shen Lixin, CNS deputy secretary, and Qin Zhaoman, head of the CNS Academic Department have sent their congratulations upon the success of the Women’s Forum as well as their heart-felt tribute to the outstanding women working in the field of nuclear science and technology.