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  • Gender equality in higher education: a view from a social scientist

    By: Dr. Charikleia Tzanakou, The University of Warwick I am a social sciences researcher, interested in gender and academic careers in different disciplinary, institutional and national contexts. Since my PhD, I have been fascinated asking PhD graduates for their career stories especially in subject areas such as engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Social science researchers can […]

  • Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS)

    By: Negin Sobhani and AJ Lauer, NCAR, USA The Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS) program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has a goal of encouraging women and students from other underrepresented groups to pursue careers and academic studies in areas related to high performance and scientific computing. This is Negin […]

  • Women, STEM and the F-Word: Are you a feminist?

    Attending the EQUATE Scotland event about Women in STEM and Feminism on 4th November was the perfect way to end a work week in my notoriously male-dominated STEM field . It was a fun and informative evening full of ideas and concerns about women’s (and men’s) views on feminism and women’s position in STEM. The […]

  • Mentoring for women in technology

    [/section] By Athina Frantzana, Ph.D. Candidate at EPCC, The University of Edinburgh A few days ago, I attended my first mentoring event in the technology industry, organised by Girl Geek Scotland, in Edinburgh. I am not really looking for a mentor myself, because I am lucky enough to already have one. But as I have experienced […]