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Gender & STEM Conference 2014


2nd Gender & STEM Network Conference

Gender and STEM: What schools, families, and workplaces can do?
3—5 July 2014, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

The first conference in 2012 focused on individual gendered pathways towards (and away from) STEM fields. In 2014, we highlighted the roles of schools, families and workplaces for supporting or constraining girls/women and boys/men to choose and persist in STEM, versus other pathways.

At the 2nd conference the aim was to present empirical research and educational policies, concerning how individual and social aspects impact individuals’ motivation, attitudes, performance, educational and career choices and pathways into STEM fields. Complementary perspectives will address how such pathways can be facilitated at various points along students’ and young adults’ educational and occupational development.

The conference is an initiative of the Gender & STEM Network: www.genderandstem.com

Members of the network share the following objectives:

  • to gain more insight into the various connected aspects of career choices and professional careers of girls/women (and boys/men) in the direction of STEM;
  • to detect new approaches to actually improve the underrepresentation of girls/women in STEM.

An important aim of this conference is to further extend the interdisciplinary collaboration of educational and psychological researchers, to move beyond results which highlight single aspects. Implications for educational and vocational training and practice will be discussed.

See Call for papers 2014 for more details about deadlines and submission formats.

The conference has been very succesful. Researchers, praticioners and policy makers from all over the world gathered to exchange knowledge, research results and experiences.

Best regards, on behalf of your Gender & STEM conference organization team:

Rebecca Lazarides and Angela Ittel (TU-Berlin), Helen Watt (Monash University) in collaboration with VHTO, The Netherlands.

If you have any question regarding the conference, please send an e-mail to: conference@verwijder-dit.genderandstem.com.