HYPATIA NEWS

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Standing ovation for Hypatia Editorial board at the 2017 EU Prize for Women innovators

The future of politics is female, says Sophie Hochmüller to a delighted audience. Perhaps the words would be less impressive if not uttered by a 16 year-old student who dreams of being a politician and bringing gender equality to Europe. Sophie was one of the four teenagers invited to participate in the 2017 EU Prize…

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100 Esperte.It – A Valid Resource for the Hypatia Project

According to information from the fifth Global Media Monitoring Project, an international research project on female visibility in information channels, the media addresses women as “authoritative sources” in only 19% of cases; 18% in Italy. And the percentage is even lower – 10% – if one narrows the search to experts in STEM (Science, Technology,…

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A Project with Great Potential for School and Teachers: Our experience testing Hypatia’s activities.

By MUST, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”, in Milan, Italy The Hypatia Toolkit is now online and all the activities developed by the five museum partners (Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, Experimentarium, NEMO Science Museum, MUST, and Universcience) are available for download. This experimental phase has been exciting and valuable for us MUST museum…

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Women and videogames: What Brenda Brathwaite Romero, the woman with the longest career in videogames, thinks about it

During the VI edition of the Milan Games Week, a big Italian event on video games, the Science Museum of Milan hosted some of the events and had the honour to invite Brenda Brathwaite Romero and her husband John. They are two famous game designers, a couple in their personal life and in their job.…

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Women in STEM: A repository of peer – reviewed research and resources.

Dr. Sarah Raugheimer is an astronomer and astrobiologist. Besides being a researcher (her research interests are modeling the atmosphere and climate of extrasolar planets with a particular focus on atmospheric biosignatures in Earth-like planets as well as modeling early Earth conditions), she  is very interested in education and in the challenges that white women and minorities face…

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Women and Science readings and some other interesting things

Athena Donald is a British physicist who teaches Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge. Besides her achievements as a scientist, she regularly writes on the topic of women in science. You can read her often on the Guardian where she also writes about various other topics (science, books, arts and science, the academia). To…

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Inclusion: A new priority for museums and science centres

By Marianne Achiam & Henriette T. Holmegaard, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen  In the past, it has been easy for us and many of our white, European, middle-class peers to consider museums and science centres as welcoming and inclusive places. When we enter a science centre gallery with all its hands-on exhibits featuring scientific…

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Gender experts – what drives them?

We interviewed Jen DeWitt and Giuseppe Pellegrini, members of Hypatia’s Gender Panel to find out what made them become interested in gender research, and what they see as Hypatia’s greatest strengths. We started our conversation with Giuseppe Pellegrini, PhD. Pellegrini is a Member of the Scientific Committee at Observa Science in Society, Italy. His current research focuses…

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Gender Inclusion in Science Activities

With the rapid development of Europe’s knowledge economy and new technologies on the rise, there is a growing need for people who are skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For this reason, it is important to attract and recruit more youth to STEM study programmes: We must not only increase the numbers of…

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Hypatia featured in ESHA magazine

The European School Heads Association published an article about us on their magazine in July. Thank you!
Have a look at it! You’ll find out more about our work and about what is coming next…