STEMulate your Genius: Be Bold, Be Seen Be Heard
12th and 13th Oct 2021
Why 12th October?
Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.
YOU ARE INVITED to join an event you don’t want to miss. This year on the 12th and 13th October the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, part of UK Research and Innovation) and the international Women in Science (iWiS) invite you to join them for two half-day virtual talks that bring together two giants from the STEM field: Space Science/Robotics and Healthcare/AI.
Aimed primarily at the female scientific community the STFC and iWiS are joining forces to encourage international collaborations between scientists. By bringing role models into the spotlight and taking you on an inspirational journey, this event will encourage scientific communities across the world to collaborate and amplify female scientific voices.
The two half days are on 12th & 13th October 9-1pm BST (10-2pm CET).
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN PIONEERING SCIENCE AND BUSINESS
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation, is a world-leading multidisciplinary science organisation. Working collaboratively with academia to create an environment for UK scientific research to flourish, STFC is a national resource available to support UK businesses, from spin-outs to corporates.
Providing unique access to large-scale science facilities, equipment, and expertise both in the UK and internationally, we work collaboratively with businesses to reduce the risk surrounding innovation and enable new applications of technology in exciting and disruptive ways. By co-locating businesses alongside our facilities and expertise at 3 UK locations – Daresbury, Harwell, and Edinburgh – and catalysing this with industry cluster networks, we bring together the people who can innovate and change the world for the better.
STFC is committed to fostering greater diversity within science and recognises that equality is about more than simply complying with the law. It is about creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community to advance the cause of science.
We believe that to enhance future scientific focus and significant breakthroughs we need to foster a shift in the culture of science, as diversity and inclusion becomes more important than ever in the search for ground-breaking innovation. The iWiS network wants to inspire women and men to collaborate and develop solutions that advance women in STEM to bring innovation and systemic change.
By organizing forums, we want to portray women who are an integral part of the innovative force across the scientific spectrum. Diversity in the workforce contributes to creativity, productivity, and innovation as organisations function more effectively with diversity of thought. Everyone’s experiences should inform and guide the direction of science and technical progression.