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Third Gender & STEM Network Conference
Promoting girls' and women's participation in STEM advancement and innovation: Connecting research with global policy and practice
21-23 July 2016, Newcastle University Business School, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
The first conference in 2012 focused on individual gendered pathways towards (and away from) STEM fields (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The second conference in 2014, hosted by Dr Rebecca Lazarides and Professor Angela Ittel at the Technische Universität Berlin, 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.
The theme for this 3rd Conference in 2016 is “Promoting girls’ and women’s participation in STEM advancement and innovation: Connecting research with global policy and practice”, hosted by Professor Pooran Wynarczyk. In it, we aim to further extend the interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from diverse fields who share concern regarding gender and STEM participation. The following dimensions will be highlighted which contribute to participation and retention of girls and women in the STEM pipeline:
• key factors and good practices within school, university and workplaces;
• role of higher education institutes (HEIs) technology transfer officers and commercialisation policies in enhancing women’s participation in commercialisation of STEM research and creation of university spinoffs;
• the role of government, industry, public policy and career development policies;
• positive action measures: STEM initiatives, schemes, networks and organisations;
• individual, family, teacher and peer processes.
In addition to STEM domains in general terms, the following STEM specialisms are of interest:
• research and Development (R&D) scientific personnel;
• high-technology entrepreneurs: the role of public policy and finance providers;
• innovation/open motivation;
• health, environmental and green issues including climate change;
• commercialisation, design and technology, bio-technology and bio-chemistry (“female specialisms”);
• electro-engineering technology and physics (“male specialisms”).
Conference Keynotes include:
• Network Patron Professor Jacquelynne Eccles
, University of California—Irvine, USA
• Professor Dr Birgit Spinath
, Heidelberg University, Germany
• Professor Sue V. Rosser
, San Francisco State University, USA
• Professor Jay Mitra
, University of Essex, UK
• Dr Patricia Fara
, Cambridge University, UK
We are also developing Distinguished Symposia and an invited Panel to draw together researchers, policy-makers and practioners in the field of STEM. Details will be forthcoming.
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.
The deadline for submission of proposals, consisting of an abstract (400 words or less) and short bio statement of up to 100 words, is December 1, 2015. Information about acceptance will be sent out by February 15, 2016. Registration will commence following proposal acceptances. The deadline for earlybird reduced registration rate is March 15, 2016.
Registration Fees (in British Pounds)
Earlybird £120, Regular £150.
Special student rates: Student Earlybird £55, Student Regular £65.
See Call for papers 2016
for full details about deadlines and submission formats. We will soon distribute information concerning accommodation and excursion options around this beautiful and historically-rich city.
We hope to welcome you in Newcastle upon Tyne in the summer of 2016!
Best regards, on behalf of the Gender & STEM conference organization team:
Pooran Wynarczyk (Newcastle University, Business School, UK) Helen Watt (Monash University, Australia) in collaboration with VHTO, The Netherlands.
Special issue 'International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology'
We are delighted to announce the publication of a Special Issue of the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (IJGST) entitled ‘Gendered motivation and choice in STEM - individual and contextual factors’, that was produced in association with Network Gender and STEM and Guest Editors Rebecca Lazarides and Angela Ittel following the 2nd Network conference. The special issue part I will be published this month (July 2015). Part II will be published in the fall of this year (2015).
The Table of Contents of the first issue is listed below. Please visit the website http://genderandset.open.ac.uk
to download free copies of any of the papers in this special issue.
We'd be grateful if you could forward this notification to your colleagues and networks.
Special Issue: Gendered motivation and choice in STEM - individual and contextual factors (Part I of 2)
Editorial: Gendered motivation and choice in STEM - individual and contextual factors
Rebecca Lazarides & Angela Ittel
Network directions: Gender & STEM
Helen M. G. Watt, Gertje Joukes & Noortje Jansen
Keynote - Gendered socialization of STEM interests in the family
Jacquelynne S. Eccles
The STEM gender gap: The case for spatial interventions
Explaining persisting gender inequalities in aspirations and attainment: An integrative developmental approach
Do I belong?: Gender, peer groups, and STEM achievement
Postbaccalaureate STEM students’ perceptions of their training: Exploring the intersection of gender and nativity
Amy Hayes & Rebecca Bigler
Differential effects of adolescents’ expectancy and value beliefs about math and English on math/science-related and human service-related career plans
Fani Lauermann, Angela Chow, Jacquelynne S. Eccles
Does anxiety in science classrooms impair math and science motivation? Gender differences beyond the mean level
Julia Möller, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Jari Lavonen, & Barbara Schneider
Qualified for teaching physics? How prospective teachers perceive teachers with a migration background – and how it’s really about “him” or “her”
Lysann Zander, Ilka Wolter, Martin Latsch & Bettina Hannover
Bridging the gap by enhancing the fit: How stereotypes about STEM clash with stereotypes about girls
The different role of mothers' and fathers' beliefs on the development of adolescents' mathematics and literacy task values
Jaana Viljaranta, Rebecca Lazarides, Kaisa Aunola, Eija Räikkönen, & Jari-Erik Nurmi
The network has started open an ‘only for members’ Facebook group
where network members can exchange relevant research results and discuss them among each other. In this way we hope the exchange of information will become more ‘dynamic’ and that it will open discussion on how research results could be integrated in new approaches to improve the underrepresentation of girls/women in STEM. Members of the network are invited to join
VHTO still needs ‘revenues’ from the Network, in order to be able to continue the secretariat, website and newsletter; they are not subsidised! So, please, inform us about relevant research results (own research or research of fellow researchers), and/or look out for grants, possible participation of VHTO as a Network member in international programs and projects etc.
Exchange of relevant research information
One of the goals of our Network is to inform each other about relevant new research results regarding Gender & STEM. We received some recently published articles from members and added them at the http://www.genderandstem.com/research
. Please inform us about any recent research concerning the subject of gender and STEM that you come across.
The following upcoming conferences may be of interest to Network members:
• Gender Summit 7 Europe 2016: Mastering gender in research performance, contexts, and outcomes
6-7 November 2015, dbb forum, Berlin, Germanygender-summit.com/gs7-about
• Annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung
(GEBF- Association of Empirical Educational Research)
7-11 March 2016, Department of Education and Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germanyhttp://www.gebf-ev.de/tagungen/2016-4-tagung/
• German Education Research Association/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft, DGfE-Congress
13-16 March 2016, Kassel Germanywww.dgfe2016.de/
• Network Gender & STEM: 3rd Gender and STEM Network conference: Promoting girls' and women's participation in STEM advancement and innovation: Connecting research with global policy and practice
21-23 July 2016, Newcastle University Business School, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne, Englandwww.genderandstem.com/conference-2016
• International Conference on Motivation 2016 (ICM Conference)
24-27 August 2016, Thessaloniki city, Conference Center of Aristotle University, Greece
• & ICM preceding Summer school dates
21-23 August, beautiful suburb next to the beach, Thessaloniki, Greecewww.thomas-martens.de/?p=459&lang=en