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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
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE DIVISION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN AND COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN (DAW/CSW)
FEBRUARY 28, 2007 Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City IT Component Theme: Empowerment, Gender Equality and Development through IT The UMBC Center for Women & Information Technology is supporting this event as part of its contribution to the International Taskforce on Women and ICTs. Siobhan Bredin, an ITWICTs steering committee member and director of the NSF-funded Information Technology Education Program for Students and Teachers will be part of the program. The conference will provide specific and current information on how young girls and women can take advantage of the Internet and Information Technologies to further their education and advancement, as well as security issues for the protection and privacy of girls and women.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
PROFESSOR WENDY HALL HONOURED FOR OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP
Professor Wendy Hall, Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and one of the leading figures in UK engineering and technology, will receive the 2006 Anita Borg Award for Technical Leadership at a ceremony in San Diego, California, on Thursday 5 October. The award, which was established in 2004 in memory of the late Dr Anita Borg, honours outstanding leaders who embrace Borg’s vision to change the world for women and technology. It will be presented at the Grace Hopper Conference and Professor Hall is the first UK recipient.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
IBM DIRECTOR OF WELL BEING DR. JANE BARLOW SUPPORTS PHR'S
Dr. Jane Barlow, Director of Well Being for IBM, testified before Congress to support the Federal Family Health Information Technology Act of 2006 which gives federal employees electronic personal health records (PHR's) according to the IBM press release.
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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
INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM 2007 EMPOWERING WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GLOBAL EFFORTS FOR LOCAL EMPOWERMENT, JUNE 6 - 8 2007, TUNIS, TUNISIA
The goal of this extraordinary new colloquium is to increase the participation and leadership of women engineers and technology professionals within WFEO and world-wide.
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
THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS GLOBAL COLLOQUIUM FOR WOMEN ON ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL EFFORTS FOR LOCAL EMPOWERMENT
is in June 6 -8, 2007 in Tunis, Tunisia The Call for Participation has been extended for the following track only: Women as Entrepreneurs of Small and Medium Enterprises Themes could include: Opportunities for women engineers and technologists in developing small and medium enterprises Enhancing prospects for employment and advancement of women in small and medium enterprises Successful interventions for the promotion of women entrepreneurs Incubators for women entrepreneurs in science, engineering and technology Good practice with regard to Micro-finance models for female entrepreneurs. Extension to deadline: 28th February 2007.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
GENDER AND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Special Issue of the journal Women's Studies - Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2007.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
THE 4TH EUROPIAN GENDER AND ICT SYMPOSIUM
GENDER, IMAGES, AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS March 810, 2007, University of Helsinki, Finland Gender, Images and Global Contexts brings together two successful conferences: the Christina Conference on Women’s Studies, organized in Helsinki in 2003 and 2005 and the European Gender and ICT Symposium, previously organized in Amsterdam (2003), Brussels (2004) and Manchester (2005). It explores the challenging phenomena of gender and ICT that take place in-between the cultural images and societal contexts in the processes where the local intertwine with the global. We invite scholars, students, educators, policy makers and other practitioners to consider the challenges and possibilities brought forth by global information and communication technologies for working practices, education and feminist theorization. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines and research schools.
Posted on 23 Feb 2009

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