An event looking at the first 100 years of Finnish women in science and also picturing the future. Speakers include Esko Ukkonen, Eva Isaksson, Emilia Kilpua and Emilia Koivisto, researchers and specialists, as well as Director Marjukka Virkki from ABB Oy. Coffee and cake will be served.
Wednesday 8.3.2017 at 13.15-15
Chemicum, auditorium A129, A. I. Virtasen aukio 1
The event is part of series of science themes for 2017 at the University of Helsinki, when the country of Finland is celebrating its centenary year, as well. It is arranged by the Network of Women in Science at Kumpula Campus and Faculty of Science.
In honor of the Women’s International Day, CSC has launched a campaign to celebrate women in science in Finland. Read the stories of and hear the advice from ten great researchers contributing to science and research development in Finland: Woman + Computational Science: Perfect Equation
Quoting from the webpage itself,
Regardless of the opportunities involved in using computational methods there is a gender division amongst the researchers using computational science methods. […] The goal is to highlight female researchers working with computational methods in Finnish universities and research institutes. […]
We wish, that encouraged by these examples girls and women would feel even more motivated in becoming researchers, studying technical and natural sciences, and especially in entering the world of computational science. Furthermore, the goal is to add awareness of gender equality in technical and scientific branches of science.
The patron of the campaign is the Minister of Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen.
Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, an US based organization which aims to close the gender gap in tech and to educate girls to computer science and, as the TedTalk below mentions, to bravery.
Other speakers Professor in computational aerosol physics, Department of Physics, Hanna Vehkamäki.
Academy professor, Faculty of Theology, Elina Vuola.
Professor, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, Marjut Jyrkinen.
Professor, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, Tuija Pulkkinen.
In their efforts to promote gender equality, the UN General Assembly has declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. SciDev.net will be hosting a Twitter discussion on such day (1-3pm GMT) by the hashtag #SciWomen. Topics will include:
– How can we break down barriers and better support women in STEM?
– How do challenges vary by region and context?
– Success stories: What works where, and what has failed?
– Has the time come to get radical? What would radical approaches togender
equality look like in different regions?
– Is the focus on conventional STEM blinkered to innovation that
flourishes in informal spaces?