13 August 2020

Webinar: Measuring and Reducing the Gender Gap in Science

This post is adapted from a National Academies announcement:

A talk by (from left) Susan White, Helena Mihaljevic, Merrilyn Goos, and Mark Cesa.
Left to right: Webinar panelists Susan White, Helena Mihaljevic, and Merrilyn Goos and moderator Mark Cesa.

Measuring and Reducing the Gender Gap in the Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences is a webinar on the Gender Gap in Science project. This free webinar, scheduled on 1 September 2020, is hosted by the US National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Courtesy: IUPAC
                                          Courtesy: IUPAC

The Gender Gap in Science project, funded by the International Science Council and 11 partner organizations, aims to help reduce the gap between women and men in their careers in science. It has pursued three complementary approaches: a global survey of scientists, a study of publication patterns by gender, and a gatabase of good practice to guide improvements. The Gender Gap in Science Book, A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? — published in June 2020 — contains the project findings and recommendations.

This webinar, moderated by Mark Cesa (USNC/IUPAC member and member of the Gender Gap in Science Coordination Group), features three women who wrote chapters for the book. Susan White (American Institute of Physics), Helena Mihaljevic (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin), and Merrilyn Goos (University of Limerick, Ireland) will each speak about their contributions to the project as well as next steps.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Registration: This webinar is free and will be conducted via Zoom. 

Register for the Webinar

For more information about the speakers or to contact the event coordinator, see the National Academies web page.