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second International Network
Gender & STEM conference:
What schools, families, and workplaces can do

Dates: 3 - 5 July 2014

Location: TU Berlin, Germany


We highlight the roles of schools, families and workplaces for supporting or constraining girls/women and boys/men to choose and persist in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields versus other pathways. Empirical, theoretical and policy research will be presented, concerning how socializers and institutions impact individuals’ choices, attitudes and behaviors; implications for educational and vocational training and practice will be discussed.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Speech:
Professor Jacquelynne Eccles, University of Michigan, USA

Patron of the International Network Gender & STEM
Title:'Gendered socialization of STEM interests in the family'

Professor Lynn S. Liben, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Title: 'Gender, Spatial Thinking, & STEM in Formal & Informal Educational Contexts'

Professor Janet Hyde, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Title: 'Gender, Math, and Science Participation: The Role of Parents'

Professor Petra Stanat, Institute for Educational Quality Improvement, Germany

Professor Sheri A. Berenbaum, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Title: 'Beyond Pink & Blue: How Sex Hormones Shape Gender Development and What That Means for STEM'

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Distinguished Symposia

1) Longitudinal Analyses on Gender and STEM

  • Professor Ingrid Schoon, University of London, UK
    Title: Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment
  • Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Jyväskylä, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Gendered Pathways from Burnout to Engagement
  • Assoc. Professor Helen Watt, Monash University, Australia
    Title: Gendered STEM motivations and trajectories

2) Gendered Career Choices: Which social and individual factors are decisive?

Invited Workshop

In addition to the presentation of current key international research results, the conference will yield outcomes to directly inform teachers, educators and vocational practitioners.

Organizers: The 2014 conference is organized by Dr. Rebecca Lazarides and Prof. Angela Ittel (Department of Educational Psychology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) with Associate Professor Helen Watt (Monash University, Australia), in collaboration with VHTO the Netherlands..