On the 9th of April 2015, in Edinburgh, it will be the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquim’s 8th event. To prepare for this, all women students of computing and related subjects are invited to enter one of the poster competitions. The categories are as follows:
- Best first year poster for students who are in their first year of study at a UK university.
- Best second year poster for students in their second year of study at a UK university (also those on an industrial year or 3rd year of a 4 year degree – basically this is for students between their first and final years).
- Best final year undergraduate poster for students in their final year of study for a BA, BSc, BEng, or in the penultimate year of an MEng (this will often be the 3rd year, but may be the fourth or fifth year, if the student has taken a year abroad, year in industry, or is studying for a 4 year Scottish degree).
- Best Masters student poster for students doing a taught masters degree, or who are in the final year of an MEng or similar integrated 4-5 year course resulting in a masters.
To enter the poster contest, write a 250 word abstract on the topic of your poster. The best 50 or so abstracts received will get travel bursaries, meaning that we’ll refund your transport costs, and an overnight stay if that’s necessary for you to attend (for example – if you’re coming from Southampton, we’ll pay for 2 nights accommodation, but if you’re coming from Glasgow we’ll only refund your train fare).
The deadline for submissions is the 28th February 2015.
To find out more – Click here
To submit your entry via the submission form – Click here
Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford.
6 November 2014
5.30 pm – 7.45 pm
Maths Institute Lecture Theatre 2
Cost: Free of charge, but registration required
Invitees: Current undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, lecturers, Fellows, early career women in science and interested alumni.
The Alumni Office and the Equality and Diversity Unit invite you to join us for an unmissable and important networking event in 4th week exploring how women can successfully navigate career paths in academic science.
Our star panel representing some of Oxford’s leading female scientists will discuss their experiences and share their advice. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. The event is funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and supported by Mathematics Institute.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sally Mapstone, will chair the panel which is comprised of:
Fran Ashcroft – Professor of Physiology Katherine Blundell – Professor of Astrophysics Sadie Creese – Professor of Cybersecurity Dame Frances Kirwan DBE – Professor of Mathematics Susan Lea – Professor of Chemical Pathology; Microbiology Kia Nobre – Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Irene Tracy -Professor of Anaesthetic Science
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Details on how to book can be found here:
On the 15th October IT Services, with the Bodleian Libraries, will be running a Wikipedia editathon to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day: https://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adalovelace/
Wikipedia traditionally has what it calls a ‘women problem’ with a much lower percentage of female editors/contributors, and articles generally being male-orientated
The aim of the day is improve the coverage of women in STEM in Wikipedia, especially Oxford women, past and present. We particularly encourage women editors but all are welcome (from the University and outside). If you are in a STEM department please do disseminate the event, and we would love to see some of you there. Details on the event and how to register are below:
Women in Science Edit-a-thon
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of the role of women in science!
Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, and Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. This international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike. This Wikipedia editathon celebrates the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day by helping people learn about the contribution of individual women to the world of science, and to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science.
Tue 15th October
Register at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOE
More Information: https://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adalovelace/
The European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Women Innovators Prize to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The Prize aims to raise awareness of the need for more female entrepreneurs and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point in their careers benefitted from the EU’s research Framework Programmes (FP) or the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).
Three prizes will be awarded in total:
- First prize: EUR 100,000;
- Second prize: EUR 50,000; and
- Third prize: EUR 25,000
An independent panel of judges from business and academia will examine and select the three winners who will be announced in spring 2014. Full details of the eligibility and evaluation criteria are available through the competition website, which is indicated below.
The deadline for applications is 15 October 2013.
For full information please visit this link.
The BBC is offering free training days for women experts who would be interested in appearing on TV and radio. A great opportunity!
The closing date for the next round is close (perhaps too close), ending on 7 April however I would recommend keeping an eye on these for future events.