"Be persistent and resilient. Research on fluid mechanics is very challenging and may involve setbacks. Be prepared to face obstacles, learn from failures..."
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Spotlight on the Women in ERCOFTAC
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
"Being among the first scientists to study newly discovered phenomena or inventing and developing novel ideas and products inspires me"
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"Enthusiasm about fluid mechanics and turbulence in general and on the specific topic in particular certainly are the basis for a successful PhD project, but just as important are a high level of curiosity and creativity..."
"...there was no particular woman inspiring me. I generally don’t get inspired by people, I must admit, rather by the beauty of nature..."
"We organize women networking events with role models from academia and industry at KIT for female students, PhD students and post docs"
"I remember when I was a junior Ph.D. student, I used to follow the Da Vinci Prize competition. Now being at the final stage makes me very happy..."
Spotlight on the women in ERCOFTAC
"Science requires dedication and hard work but also gives you the understanding and the means of putting your small sand grain in the knowledge field."
"In my opinion, enjoying the subject matter and identifying yourself with the vision of your project are the key factors for a successful completion of a PhD"
"For the last two decades, I developed the field of bioinspired electroactive morphing"
"During the final round of the Da Vinci competition, we have the opportunity to present our findings from PhD, as a whole, to the world-leading experts in fluid mechanics. This is a rare and invaluable experience"
"I am rather eclectic. CFD is a transversal discipline at the crossroads of applied mathematics, fluid mechanics, computer science, and engineering"
"Presenting the main results of my Ph.D. thesis in front of an international jury is an excellent opportunity to share my work and improve my communication and dissemination skills"
"CFD is not for women (or men) who like an easy life"
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