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…


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…


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: Find inspiration – Science Café at NOESIS

Date & time: 22 September, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Place: NOESIS, 6th km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd., 57001, Greece

Info: During Astroparty, a large scale event held at NOESIS on the 22nd of September, a Science Café will be organized for school groups in cooperation with the British Council and the Institut Français of Thessaloniki. Two female scientists have been invited to share their work experiences and engage the students in a lively discussion.

Title: Play the Skill Game at NOESIS

Date & time : 22 September, 10.00 – 11.00 am & 11.30 am-12.30 pm

Place : NOESIS, 6th km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd., 57001, Greece.

Info: During Astroparty, a large scale event held at NOESIS on the 22nd of September, two high school student groups will have the chance to try out the Skill Game and discover the variety of skills that can be developed in a STEM career.

Title: STEM Women Cooperative Card Game at NOESIS

Date & time22 September, 16.00 – 20.00 pm

Place:  NOESIS, 6th km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd., 57001, Greece.

Info:  The public will have the chance to get to know the Hypatia project by trying out for themselves a playful activity from the Hypatia toolkit: the STEM Women Cooperative Card Game will be offered in the “Minds-on Activities” section.

Title: National Hub Meeting

Date & time: 29 September 2017, 1.00 pm

Place: Bonhoeffercollege, Pieter Kieftstraat 20, 1902 RA Castricum, The Netherlands

Info: The fourth meeting of the Dutch Hub will be dedicated to discussing upcoming events and the implementation of the different Hypatia toolkit modules with all hub members. High school students will also be present during the meeting and share their motivation behind choosing to study science subjects.

Title: PROBE – Research Uncovered at Trinity College Dublin

Date & time: 29 September 2017, 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Place Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin, Ireland

Info: MAKESHOP will present the Hypatia Wearable Technology activity for boys and girls in the Maker Space at Probe, giving them the chance to sew their own circuits and take home their creations. This event is part of European Researchers’ Night.

Title: Hypatia at the European Researchers’ Night

Date & time:  29 September 2017, 7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Place: Experyment Science Centre, Zwycięstwa Avenue 76/78, Gdynia, Poland

Short description: During the event, Experyment staff will play Hypatia project’s very own Women in STEM Cooperative Card Game during workshops with children and teenagers, and inform other event participants about the project, including by distributing information brochures with toolkit activities.

Title: Train the trainer session – Inquiry: Shape and Action, The Netherlands

Date & time: 11 October 2017, 9.30 am

Place:  NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Info: Five secondary school students will be trained to perform the “Inquiry: Shape and Action” module with younger students who are in their final year of primary school. The workshop will be part of a school introduction.

Title: International Tech Conference

Date & time: 10 November 2017, 10.00 am

Place: Philips Stadium, Frederiklaan 10A, 5616 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Info: A Hypatia workshop will be held at the teacher conference for science teachers in vocational education.

Title: Hypatia Youth Hub Meeting

Date & time: 15 November 2015, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Place: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam

Info: During the youth hub meeting, different companies will present a case study concerning a science and technology challenge. The youth hub will discuss this case and think about potential solutions.

Title: Science Night at NEMO

Date & time: 30 November 2017, 4.00 pm

Place: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Info: A Hypatia workshop will be held at the Annual Conference for Science Teachers hosted by NEMO Science Museum.

Past Events

Title: Hypatia at the Researchers’ Night

Date & time: 19 September, 16.00 – 22.00

Place: Bloomfield Science Museum, Museum Boulevard 3, Jerusalem, Israel

Info: Researchers’ Night 2017 in Israel was dedicated to “Humanity in 2050”. 45,879 visitors explored future technological developments, scientific research and future trends across various fields in 12 locations (universities, research centers and science centers) across Israel. The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem offered a wide range of activities: guided tours, encounters with researchers and various workshops including Hypatia project’s very own Wearable Technologies. During this workshop, children and youth used tech tools and materials to create their own wearable products in a gender inclusive environment.

Title: LuTek Network Meeting

Date & time: 12 September 2017, 2.00 – 6.00 pm

Place: Teknikens Hus, Universitetsområdet, 97187 Luleå, Sweden

Info: The LuTek network is collaboration between Teknikens Hus and the Luleå University of Technology that aims to improve the skills of science and technology teachers in Luleå. Their network meeting will include a teacher training workshop on one of the Hypatia toolkit modules.

Title: National Hub Meeting

Date & time: 7 September 2017, 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Place: Teknikens Hus, Universitetsområdet, 97187 Luleå, Sweden

Info: This meeting will be dedicated to upcoming events and the implementation of the chosen Hypatia toolkit modules among all Swedish hub members. Attendees will also welcome and induct a new hub member into the team.

Title: Blink Blink Blink – E-textiles summer workshops for children

Location: Kapsch Group, Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Wien, Austria

Date: 21 to 24 August (14:00-17:00), 25 August (10:00-13:00); 28 to 31 August (14:00-17:00); 1 September (10:00-13:00)

Info: 10- to 13-year-old children will work together with their parents and grandparents to produce creative e-textile designs during the workshop Wearable Technology, one of the activities featured in the Hypatia Toolkit. By sewing LEDs and batteries onto their t-shirts, bracelets and caps, they will become more visible during the dark autumn days – with the additional benefit of greater road safety!

This workshop series is conducted by the Association ScienceCenter-Network in cooperation with its industry partner Kapsch and forms part of wienXtra-ferienspiel 2017. The event is open to all; find out how to register here.

Title: Teachers’ Inspiration Seminar (Estonian Hypatia National Seminar)

Location: Science Centre AHHAA Foundation, Sadama 1, Tartu, Estonia

Date: From 23 to 25 August 2017

Info: On three consecutive days, Science Centre AHHAA will organise an inspirational hands-on seminar as part of the preparations for the upcoming Researchers’ Night Festival. Teachers from all over Estonia will have the chance to test out the Hypatia modules and other engaging classroom activities.

Title: Promotion and distributions of toolkit

Location: Education authorities in Pomeranian region – Słupsk, Tczew, Kościerzyna, Gdańsk and Gdynia

Date: From 21 to 25 August 2017

Info: EXPERYMENT Science Centre will participate in a conference for the education authorities of the Pomeranian region. At the EXPERYMENT booth, visitors will find a vast selection of free materials and have the opportunity to take part in Wearable Technology, a hands-on activity where participants are invited to mix technology and textiles.

Title: Open Workshop Hypatia Project

Location: Experyment Science Centre, Zwycięstwa Avenue 76/78, Gdynia, Poland

Date: 19 August 2017

Info: On 19 August, Experyment Science Centre will run the workshop Wearable Technology, one of the activities featured in Hypatia’s Toolkit. During the workshop participants will experiment with textiles and electronics, and have the chance to question the gender stereotypes associated with these two materials. The workshop is open to all.