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300GBP Grants for Robotics debates
The British Science Association wants to empower many more people 'not just scientists' to constructively engage in debates over science's role in their lives, their local economy, and the UK's future. To make sure conversations are happening at a local level, they plan to work with organisations on our Future Debates series, to run debates across the country. They want to find out what people think of a big issue in science and technology that could potentially have a significant impact on our society. Each year, Future Debates will focus on a particular issue. Our topic for this year is Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). To support these events, event organisers can apply for grants of up to 300GBP to organise a debate around the topic of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. The events must be held between October 2015 and February 2016. Requests for funding will close on the 30th of September.
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Take on the Ultimate STEM Challenge
BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge, a competition in partnership with the Science Museum and STEMNET. This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills to develop energy efficient solutions to real-world challenges.
Students will have the chance to compete for prizes, including a cash prize of 500GBP to spend on science equipment or a field trip. The celebratory final event will take place during British Science Week at the Science Museum in London.
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Leading Men From Industry, Technology and Academia Join Women Technologists at 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, announces the participation of leading men from business, technology and academia in the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC).
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Jobs with NCWIT
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a national non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a Curriculum Designer & Instructor for a new project being funded by the National Science Foundation for three years. This is a part-time, contract position (20 hours per week) and is not bound by location other than the U.S.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015
How Does the Physical Environment Affect Women's Entry and Persistence in Computing? Design Physical Space that Has Broad Appeal
The decor of physical spaces conveys messages about the kinds of people who belong there and the kinds of activities that should be done there. Understanding this influence allows us to actively craft an environment that makes a broad range of people feel welcome in computing. The Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington opened in 2003. The building was intended to be warm, welcoming, and 'non-techy' in appearance, applying principles supported by research on stereotypes and the environment. Combined with the department's other diversity initiatives, the building may be accomplishing its goal. The department has seen increases in women's representation at a time when peer institutions saw declines.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015
Lady Pitch Night Competition USA, November 10, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Lady Pitch Night 2015 will convene over 400 innovative female business leaders, investors, engineers, and designers to explore the best in innovation, tech, and entrepreneurship. Girls in Tech is hosting the half-day pitch competition for early-stage technology startups for female entrepreneurs. A panel of seasoned tech professionals and investors will be judging based on the innovativeness and viability of the product or service. The competition will take place at Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 10. Winners will receive a cash prize along with additional resources such as office space provided by RocketSpace, and equipment to move their startup forward.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015
Ten charts that paint a fascinating portrait of the modern-day programmer
Stack Overflow, a Q&A site for programmers, recently came out with its 2015 developer survey. With responses from more than 26,000 people in 157 countries, Stack Overflow was able to pinpoint some interesting trends in tech and how they vary regionally, painting a picture of the life of a programmer today around the world.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015
GRACE HOPPER INSTITUTE Open Source Day 2015, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 I 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the widespread adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the commercial and nonprofit worlds, an increasing number of employment opportunities require an understanding of and ability to contribute to this kind of software. One of the biggest hurdles to contributing to FOSS is lack of experience or opportunities to try it. Our Open Source Day (OSD) gives women from around the world the chance to learn how to contribute to the open source community, regardless of their skill or experience level. More than two hundred women of varied skills and experience levels will work together to develop projects during the Code-A-Thon. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and work with mentors from a variety of commercial and nonprofit organizations. Lunch and OSD swag will be provided for all participants.
Posted on 16 Aug 2015
1000 GIRLS, 1000 FUTURES
1000 GIRLS, 1000 FUTURES is an innovative new program designed to take on one of the world's biggest challenges right now: getting more women into STEM. The 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program wants to grow the STEM pipeline and get more young women into some of the most important STEM-related careers of our world. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in a student's life, you can become a part of a program with the potential to positively impact society. The 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program is a world-wide effort that pairs motivated, enthusiastic mentors with smart, STEM-focused high. When you volunteer to mentor with 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures, you are not only devoting time to help further the future of STEM by encouraging a young woman to pursue her passion within the field, but you are also able to connect to a global network of like-minded female STEM professionals with whom to share experiences and resources.
Posted on 16 Aug 2015
Connected Communities Initiative
The European Commission has launched the Connected Communities Initiative, a public call for expressions of interest for broadband projects interested in the use of financial instruments. Connected Communities aim to gather information from the market about existing connectivity projects that seek to provide high-speed broadband (30 Mbps and above) and are currently under consideration by public and private promoters, in particular regional and local decision makers.
Posted on 19 May 2015

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