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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: Hypatia Youth Hub Meeting

Date & time: 15 November 2017, 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: Polish Hub Meeting

Date & time: 16 November 2017

Location: Experyment Science Centre, aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia, Poland

Info: During the upcoming meeting, Experyment will update hub members on the implementation process. Members will also be briefed on indicators and recommendations for improving the implementation process with tips on how to involve new organizations, how to strengthen existing connections to organisations, amoung others.

Title: Hypatia Youth Hub Meeting

Date & time: 15 November 2017, 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: Hypatya at the World Entrepreneurship Week in Gdynia

Date & time: 17 November 2017

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

Info: Hypatia partner Experyment Science Centre will take part in the World Entrepreneurship Week in Gdynia. During the event Experyment will run the workshop Find Gender Stereotypes in STEM Representations, one Hypatia Toolkit activities. The workshop focuses on gender-stereotyped representations of science and technologies in advertisements for technological objects and recruitment campaigns for schools, training, or jobs in STEM fields. More information on Pomeranian Science and Technology Park website.

Title: Hypatia Youth Hub Meeting

Date & time: 15 November 2017, 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: Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth Over Europe

Date & time: 20 November 2017, 9:00 – 18:00

Location: Room IX, UNESCO HQ, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France

Info: During the conference “Ark of Inquiry: Inquiry Awards for Youth Over Europe”, Marie-Agnès Bernardis will present the Hypatia project.

Title: Workshop: Find Gender Stereotypes in STEM Representations.

Date & time: 22 November 2017

Location: Experyment Science Centre, aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98, 81-451 Gdynia, Poland

Info: Experiment invites teenagers to take part in the workshop Find Gender Stereotypes in STEM Representations. The workshop focuses on gender-stereotyped representations of science and technologies in advertisements for technological objects and recruitment campaigns for schools, training, or jobs in STEM fields.

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.