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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…

Upcoming Events

Title: Science Ambassadors and Ambassadress

Date & time: 10 January 2018, 15:00

Location: Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia, Poland

Info: Experyment Science Centre organises a meeting between teenagers and researchers and engineers from the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, who will talk about their work, studies, career paths, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the technology park facilities.

Title: Science Ambassadors and Ambassadress

Date & time: 19 January 2018, 11:00

Location: Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, University of Gdańsk, Marszałka Piłsudskiego 46 Avenue, Gdynia, Poland

Info: Experyment Science Centre organises a meeting between teenagers and researchers and scientists from the Faculty of Oceanography , University of Gdańsk. Students will be introduced to three scientists, who will talk about their work, studies, career path etc. The meeting will be combined with a tour of the faculty.

Title: Science Ambassadors and Ambassadress

Date & time: 19 January 2018, 11:00

Location: Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia, Poland

Info: Experyment Science Centre organises a meeting between students and the staff from Start-up Zone from the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park.

Science Ambassadors and Ambassadress is one of Hypatia’s toolkit activities and it’s now available for download in different languages.

Title: Research champions made in Italy

Date & time: 21 December 2017, 9:30 to 11:30

Location: Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milan MI, Italy

Info: The Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci organizes a speed date style meeting between students and researchers supported by the European Research Council (ERC).

Title: Heart, how do you beat?

Date & time: 24 January 2018, 15:00 to 17:00

Location: Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milan MI, Italy

Info: The Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci invites secondary school teachers for a science ambassadress meeting taking place at the museum 24 January.

Title: Your role in research: inquiry into chemical reactions

Date & time: 27 & 28 January 2018, 10:00 to 18:00

Location: Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milan MI, Italy

Info: Museum visitors are invite to participate in collaborative inquiry based experimental activities and reflect on gender balance in STEM.

Title: Bacteria in battery

Date & time: 29 January and 5 February 2018, 9.30 to 11.30

Location: Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milan MI, Italy

Info: The Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci invites secondary school students to meet real life STEM professionals in a Science Ambassadors event. The activity consists in inviting one or two STEM professionals to meet young audiences and share their experience in STEM. Part of Hypatia Toolkit, the activity can be downloaded here.

Title: What shall I study?, a conference and workshop for high school students

Location: Hotel “Banjica”, Milutina Pejovica 40, Sokobanja, Serbia

Date: 16 to 18 February 2018

Info: What shall I study is a three day conference aimed at orienting secondary school students who are interested in science in their academic path and future scientific careers. Organised by the NGO Association of Young Enthusiasts (Udruženje mladih entuzijasta) in cooperation with Centre for the Promotion of Science Hypatia team, What shall I study will present more than fifteen interactive lectures and workshops and the opportunity for pupils to meet scientists and professors from Serbian universities. During the conference, participants will take part in two of Hypatia’s workshops aimed at overcoming gender stereotype barriers: Test Yourself and Skill Game.

Title: IT girls’ course and a workshop

Location: Računarska Gimnazija, Knez Mihajlova 6, Belgrade

Date: 1 to 5 February 2018

Info: Računarska Gimnazija and the Hypatia team from the Centre for the Promotion of Science are organizing a four day IT course catered to teenage girls. During the course, participants will take part in the Hypatia activities Test Yourself and Skill Game. The course is free and opened to 7th and 8th grade primary school students from the whole of Serbia. Plus, at the end of the course, an IT competition will award great prices, provided by Računarska Gimnazija.