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International Women’s Hackathon 2013, February 22-24, 2013, Worldwide on university campuses
The International Women’s Hackathon is a crowdsourcing event to empower young women leaders in computer science. By providing a fun and safe environment in which to explore computing, the hackathon is intended to encourage and support young university women around the world to become producers of future innovations in technology and help solve challenges in the world today.
Posted on 09 Feb 2013
AWIS Participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has partnered with the American Statistical Association, one of the pioneering societies of the AWARDS project, to participate in the International Year of Statistics 2013 (IYSTAT or Statistics2013), a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society. As the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors, AWIS will use the IYSTAT to: highlight the accomplishments of AWIS members, provide information on career opportunities and increase awareness of issues that impede progress in STEMM careers.
Posted on 09 Feb 2013
Submissions are now open for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, to be held October 2-5, 2013 in Minneapolis
Submissions are encouraged from college students and professionals at all levels - from undergraduate students to entry-level industry employees to senior women in industry, government, and academia. Technical women and those who work with them (including technical men, corporate recruiters, nonprofit advocates, etc.) are all welcome to submit session proposals. This is a great opportunity to gain professional visibility as a subject matter expert, expand your network and advance your career. This year's conference will focus on key areas where emerging technologies are having dramatic impact. They are: Software Engineering, Mobile Experiences, Media & Entertainment, Medical Technology and Education Technology.
Posted on 22 Jan 2013
Trinity Professor Receives Federal Grant To Expand Computer Science In High Schools
The National Science Foundation has awarded a Trinity College professor a $902,732 grant, to be paid over the next three years, to train Connecticut high school educators how to teach computer science to teenagers, starting in Hartford. The goal for the science foundation, a federal agency that supports education and research, is to eventually expand the male-dominated computer science field to include women and underrepresented minorities, such as Latinos and African Americans, said Ralph Morelli, the Trinity professor.
Posted on 22 Jan 2013
Conference Hidden forms of discrimination of Women in Science, 7 march 2013, Maribor, Slovenija
The Comission for Women in Science, operating at Ministry for Education, Science Culture and Sport is organising the third conference about society conditions of science, especially from the gender view point. The main theme of the conference are the hidden forms of discriminnation of women in science. According to the mission of the Comission on the national level, it will recconect intellectual reflection and practical efforts to improve working conditions and a more visible, more equal role of women in decision-making about content and aspects of financial science. Special attention will be given to consideration how the current financial and economic crisis, and in particular the disproportionate austerity measures in the field of higher education and research activities threaten women who are in the academic and research sector in disproportionately large share of workers in precarious occupations. For more information please contact dr. Frederick Klampfer, coordinator of the organizing committee of the conference: friderik.klampfer @ um.si.
Posted on 22 Jan 2013
Women 2.0 Conference 2013: The Next Billion, February 14, 2013, San Francisco, CA
Women 2.0 Conference (February 14, 2013 in San Francisco) is aconference for investors, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers focused on exploring up-and-coming trends in innovation. With over 800 attendees expected, this important conference unites the entire ecosystem to nurture and support the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space - women - as creators and consumers. Both men and women working in technology (from early-stage startup to corporate) are invited to hear speakers share best practices, growth strategies and future trends in technology and business.
Posted on 14 Jan 2013
STEMinism UK presents Microsoft
STEMinism UK presents Microsoft is a one-day, expenses paid event for female STEM students held on 25th January 2013. This is your chance to get a behind the scenes view of one of the world’s most exciting businesses, and find out about the vast range of placement opportunities they have to offer. From software development, to finance, to PR and marketing, to project management; Microsoft can set the stage for you to have an amazing career.
Posted on 14 Jan 2013
First African-American Woman Ph.D. Graduate in Computer Science at University of Michigan
Bittersweet.” That’s how Kyla McMullen describes what it feels like to be the first African-American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a doctorate in computer science. “I don’t think there’s anything special about me,” says McMullen, with a modest laugh. She explains that while it is gratifying to be recognized as a “first,” her accomplishment points out a sad reality: not enough women and minorities are pursuing advanced degrees in computer science. Out of the more than 1,400 Americans who received Ph.D.s in computer science from 2010 to 2011, less than a quarter were female, and a mere 1.2 percent, 16 people, were African-American, according to the latest Computing Research Association Taulbee Survey. It’s a good thing staggering statistics like that did not deter McMullen.
Posted on 13 Jan 2013
Study Suggests Fix for Gender Bias on the Job
Researchers say they have found an effective fix for gender discrimination in promotion and job assignments. The solution: Consider several candidates for a position at the same time rather than individually. Considering multiple candidates can curb gender bias in promotions, a study shows. Scholars at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School found that people who evaluated candidates singly were highly influenced by the candidates' gender. When various employees were considered for promotion at the same time, however, gender didn't affect assessments.
Posted on 13 Jan 2013
Priorities for Future Research on Accessible Information and Communication Technology Systems and Services, London 22 January 2013
The aim of this conference is to obtain a consensus on priorities for future research on accessible information and communication technology systems and services. Funding bodies need to ascertain the best strategy for investing their finite resources in research and development to benefit disabled and elderly people. The scope will include network-based services (social networks, collective intelligent systems, augmented reality, cloud computing, advanced location aware services and ambient intelligent systems) as well as novel user interfaces and technology transfer. Speakers include Mike Short, Brian Collins, Gregg Vanderheiden, Graham Worsley, Patrick Roe, Alan Newell, Deborah Pullen, Gunela Astbrink and Guido Gybels. The conference is being organised by the Cardiac project, a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, in collaboration with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network. The venue is wheelchair accessible and a hearing aid loop will be provided.
Posted on 13 Jan 2013

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