2015 is the International Year of Light. To celebrate this, the YAE hosted a symposium co-organized by SciLifeLab and co-sponsored by the Academia Europaea and Uppsala University to celebrate the accomplishments of illuminating women in science.
The focus of the symposium were on gender issues facing women in science, both addressing the concerns of young scientists and also an examination of how these issues have developed over the past decades. Topics that were covered (amongst others) included the changing face of gender aspects in science and technology, the gendered aspect of excellence initiatives, a comparative analysis of gendered disciplines in universities, and personal accounts of pathways to excellence.
Agenda and venue:
- Full information is available here.
- The symposium took place on 22 May 2015 at Uppsala University.
- Attendance was free of charge, but registration was required here.
- The registration deadline was 20 April 2015.