HYPATIA NEWS

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Have you considered gender inclusiveness in your Researchers’ Night event?

(originally posted in Spokes #32) Friday, 29 September is Researchers’ Night, a yearly pan-national event dedicated to science engagement. In more than 30 countries, events will showcase researchers’ contributions to society and promote scientific careers to young people and their parents. This year, visitors to science centres and museums that are partners in the Hypatia…

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Hypatia seminars take place throughout Europe

The past months have been busy for the science centres, museums and networks taking part in the Hypatia Project. They were responsible for adapting and translating the Hypatia Toolkit – a ready-to-use digital collection of activities to be used by teachers, informal learning organisations, researchers and industry when engaging teenagers with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering…

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Hypatia at EXPOsciences, Brussels

On the 28th and 29th of April, Hypatia Project joined EXPOsciences, one of the largest annual competitions for Belgian primary and secondary school students interested in STEM subjects. Organised by Jeunesses Scientifiques, Wtnschp in en uit Brussels, and MILSET Europe, the event was one of the many taking place across Europe to mark the STEM…

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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…