10 AM | 17 Sep

“Celebrate women in STEM with Ada Lovelace Day, October 14th, 2014…” [#geekgirl]

[Image Credit: Simon Fraser Uni Library]

[Image Credit: Simon Fraser Uni Library]

What’s happening at SFU?

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, October 14th, 9:00am-1:30pm, Research Commons, 7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby Drop in and join us!

SFU Library’s Research Commons is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Ada Lovelace Day. Join our interdisciplinary crew of amateur editors as we create, expand, and improve Wikipedia entries for some of SFU’s female researchers.

No experience with wiki editing is necessary, but a Wikipedia editing workshop will take place on October 6th, if you wish to prepare. Join us for all or part of this fun, friendly, and informal event, fueled by coffee and camaraderie.

Talk by Dr. Jennifer Gardy: “Leaky pipelines and push-up bras: Women in STEM and science media”


Tuesday, October 14th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, IRMACS Theatre, Room 10905, Applied Sciences Building, SFU Burnaby

Name five well-known scientists. Now name five famous TV scientists. And now, count how of many of those are women… As a scientist and a science communicator, I’ve explored the role of women in STEM from multiple perspectives and, while things are certainly improving, there’s still far to go. In this talk, I’ll cover some of my own observations about women in science and science media, and we’ll examine some practical and easy actions we can all take to help promote the visibility of women in STEM.”

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