WOMEN IN SCIENCE: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Public discussion forum presented by The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science, generously hosted by CSIRO Discovery
Wednesday 19 August, CSIRO Discovery Lecture Theatre
Doors open at 5:45pm, forum starts at 6:30
What does it mean to be a woman in science in 2015? What do we need to do to help the next generation of female scientists? A public discussion forum will be held on the 19th of August at the CSIRO Discovery Lecture theatre, to talk about what it means to be a woman in science in 2015 and what we can do to help the next generation of remarkable women in science. To find out, join our remarkable panel:
The Hon. Karen Andrews, MP and Prof Brian Schmidt (ANU) (chairs)
Prof John Evans (ANU)
Dr Megan Hemming (CSIRO)
Prof Elanor Huntington (ANU)
Dr Sophie Lewis (ANU)
Dr Craig Wood (CSIRO)
This exhibition, called “The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science”, registered as an event for the National Science Week, is made possible by the generous support of the ANU Gender Institute and the National Science Week – Inspiring Australia Program.
As part of this project 40 female scientists working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) have been interviewed about what it means to be a woman in science in 2015. There will be three events exploring the findings of this project.
Quotes from the interviews, together with photos, will be showcased at the CSIRO Discovery Gallery room from the 5th to 31st August, 9am-5pm. Objects from the National Museum of Australia’s collections will also be displayed, linking women in Australian science from the present and from the past.
This display will be held at Science in ACTion on the 14th and 15th of August, Old Bus Depot Markets from 9:30am-4:30pm. School kids and adults will have the opportunity to test their knowledge regarding women in science and will be invited to visit the exhibition.
For more information please contact Anne-Sophie Dielen