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INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (IAS-STS) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2007-2008
The IAS-STS in Graz, Austria, promotes the interdisciplinary investigation of the links and interactions between science, technology and society as well as technology assessment and research into the development and implementation of socially and environmentally sound technologies. Deadline for Application: December 31, 2006 - one area of research funding is "gender - technology - environment.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
WOMEN IN COMPUTABILITY WORKSHOP
The Women in Computability workshop aims to bring together women in Computing and Mathematical research to present and exchange their academic and scientific experience with young researchers. The meeting will offer the CIE scientific community the opportunity to encourage young students, especially young female researchers, to have active careers in the mathematical and computational sciences. The CIE community will also discuss on the status of women in Computability research.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
EUROWISTDOM LAUNCH EVENT
Science and Technology and the Roles of Women in TV Drama, 19 th February 2007, Berlin. This conference is the launch event for the EuroWistdom project, which aims to create a new television drama featuring women scientists and engineers in leading roles. It is being supported by the European Commission. Women and men from around the world representing science, technology, media and politics will come together the key subjects on how to move forward successfully on this project. This event will be followed by further events in Paris and Ljubljana. The event is strongly supported by the International Taskforce on Women and ICTs as a promising practice for encouraging women's full participation and leadership in ICTs and related technologies. This cutting edge idea has been discussed as an option across the globe, including in North America, but the European's are providing leadership in actively working to develop the idea.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA OR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDC) AT CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN THE SOUTH
The Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) with funds generously provided by the Department for Research Cooperation (SAREC) of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D., at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country. The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
MIND THE GAP 2007
European Workshop on Gender Equity in Scientific Research that will be held on June 28th 2007 at the Parco Tecnologico Padano in Lodi, Italy.The workshop is addressed to all actors of the scientific field, from young researchers to managers of political and strategic decisions, with the aim to highlight the “gaps” of opportunities that are still hampering women careers and to disseminate the results of the measures being carried out in the international scientific context. The programme includes a first session centred on the EU policy for gender equity in research, with a specific focus on the Gender Action Plans (GAPs) that Parco Tecnologico Padano is carrying out within two big European research networks.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
MORE WOMEN WILL BECOME CIOS
Information technology's glass ceiling is cracked, but not broken. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 31 percent of computer and information systems managers are women. That means there are simply too many talented women in IT management for the proportion of female CIOs to remain at just 9 percent. And since companies seek CIOs who also have business experience, companies can draw from the many women who are general managers or lead other functions such as finance and operations. Whether they will do so depends less on the availability of qualified women and more on overcoming stereotypes about women as leaders.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
BINARY GIRL
This web site, "where girls and technology click," aims to "share knowledge with those interested in learning more about technology through an interactive community of women." Among the site's sections are Techie Toys, Cyber Jargon, Tech Resources, Project Pages, Binary Gear, Gadget Deals, News, and Message Boards, as well as a Job Section that offers advice about resumes and interviews and information about women in IT jobs.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
LESSONS FROM EVALUATIONS OF WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY IN DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Authors: Aasen, B. Produced by: Department for International Development (DFID), UK (2006); Numerous recent evaluations of efforts to institutionalise women and gender equality into development cooperation have concluded that progress has been poor. To identify the reasons why, this paper synthesises the findings of evaluations undertaken by national and international development organisations between 2002 and 2006. The survey discovers that each of the evaluations arrives at very similar conclusions regarding the causes for the lack of progress: the empowerment of women and gender equality have not been given a high priority; insufficient resources have been provided to implement policies and strategies; there has been no systematic reporting of results in this area; information about gender issues and programmes has not been gathered or used effectively to improve outcomes.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
PREPARING WOMEN AND MINORITIES FOR THE IT WORKFORCE: THE ROLE OF NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS
A report by the AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS Science & Policy Programs, and the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology.This study examines the role of nontraditional educational pathways in preparing women and underrepresented minorities for the information technology (IT) workforce.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
WHAT TO DO ABOUT CS TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Anyone who takes the time to follow this blog knows that one of the most challenging issues we face is the current lack of standardized teacher certification requirements for high school computer science teachers.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009

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