Take part in STEM Discovery Week 2018

STEM Discovery Week 2018 is a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year’s campaign “say yes to STEM” describes the partners’ open-minded and dedicated support to STEM…


How Are Women In STEM Portrayed In The Media?

  It is a well-documented fact that the STEM fields are ridden with gender disparities as women make up only a small fraction of the workforce. There are several well-known causes to this gender gap and they range from hostile work environments to the perception that science is better suited to men. The concern of…


Hypatia goes to outer space: Creating an exhibition about the spectacular origins of humankind

Since 1989, the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in downtown Copenhagen has been a lure for families, tourists and school kids. One of the strongest selling points from the very beginning has been the gigantic 1000 m2 dome-shaped screen, which gives the visitors the impression of being part of the on-screen action. Yet, the planetarium also wants…


Gender & STEM Readers’ Digest VOL II

On our second volume of Gender & STEM Readers’ Digest, we bring you the newest Gender Gap Report, a new report by the Pew Research Center’s on workplace inequities, and more.


Hypatia inspires new Tech Lab

In Copenhagen, a new gender inclusive tech lab is designed for all kinds of boys and girls. We talk to the designers behind the room and hear about the rational for aiming to create a more inclusive lab setting. In a room with the blinds down and not yet open to the public, a brand…


STEM for toddlers?

Is it ever to early to get to know about science and technology? Not in Demark. In this article for Hypatia Newsletter #4, Experimentarium presents Miniverset, it’s exhibition area just for toddlers and small children.


A shared cause

What do a doctoral candidate in neural computation and an engineer with over 22 years of experience in high-tech companies have in common?  We invited two women who have careers in the fields of science and technology to an open conversation. Both were deeply concerned about the issue of gender equality, stood up and took…


Notes From a Conference

By Judith Abrahami PhD, Hypatia International Advisory Board The 11th biennial conference of the Gender and Education Association (GEA) that was held this year in June in London, was a great opportunity to find out whether satisfactory progress has been made in providing options for girls in education, and whether we need to continue developing projects and…


Vehicles of Change – Gender Inclusion in Science Exhibitions

Bicycle exhibition at The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem By Damon Shusterman, Senior Guide in the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, Assistant Curator of the 2X200 Bicycle Exhibition and Graduate Student in the Museum Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world”. This claim, made in…


Gender & STEM Readers’ Digest

The Hypatia Project consortium is always on the lookout for the latest resources on the topic of gender-inclusiveness and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Here is our digest of what’s driving European and global conversations. Unravel your biases. In the September issue of Science Magazine, editor-in-chief Jeremy Berg argues for a proactive approach to…