HYPATIA NEWS

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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…

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HYPATIA project to gather top European Industry representatives for “MAKING YOUR BUSINESS MORE GENDER INCLUSIVE: AN OPPRTUNITY FOR GROWTH”

The workshop will take place in Brussels on June 30, 2016 and will gather top European industry representatives, together with European policy makers, researchers and science centre representatives to discuss the role the industry sector has in engaging young people, and especially girls, in STEM related careers. “MAKING YOUR BUSINESS MORE GENDER INCLUSIVE: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH” invites industry leaders to hear about the latest researches, and above all, exchange and discuss case studies and best practices.

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National editorial boards – Engaging teens in their own campaign

The Hypatia project aims to engage 13-18 year old girls in STEM, both in and out of the school environment and address the attitudes of STEM education professionals towards more gender inclusive practices. To reach this overarching goal, Hypatia brings together science centres and museums, schools, research institutions and industry with gender experts and teenagers…

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Some interesting resources on gender and STEM

Since the start of  our project we have been collecting very useful documents. They contain interesting  figures and information that we thought we would like to share with you. The ones we now present here are the more up-to-date ones we have so far collected. The future of jobs. Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Very…

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Strategic plan for stakeholders’ engagement at the local level

In order to implement our working plan and to achieve our goals, we need to establish locally,the best possible collaboration between stakeholders. Schools, informal education institutions, local, regional and national authorities, academic research institutes, gender experts, parents and young people need to work together towards the advancement of girls in STEM learning and professions. Science centres…