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Illustrated pictures of women in science

III International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Natural Sciences

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  • Environment and natural resources
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As part of the UN's annual celebration of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, we will host a seminar to recognize the role of women and girls in the fields of Natural Sciences and Technology. This two-day seminar will consist of talks given by researchers of our university and external experts in Gender Equality and Finnish Academia and a photo gallery of remarkable women in the history of Science.

We welcome UEF students and staff members to join us in this event and spread the word to anybody who might be interested!


Thursday, 11 February

13:00 Brief introduction to the International day of Women and Girls in Science

Guest speakers in Natural Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland

13:15 Taina Yli-Juuti, Applied Physics

13:40 Katja Kanninen, AIVI

14:05 Christina Biasi, Environmental and Biological Sciences

14:30 Break    

14:45 Roundtable discussion

Remarkable women in the history of Science – Please see Photographic gallery online.

Friday, 12 February 

13:00 Brief introduction

13:05 Ana Freire, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain: Gender, STEM and Artificial Intelligence    

13:35 Minna Silver, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu: Women in Academia

14:05 Susanna Bairoh, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland, TEK: Salaries and Career Advancement in Tech – Equal or Not?

14:35 Break

14:45 Sonja Niiranen, University of Tampere: Girls and technology education – Women in technology-oriented fields

15:15 General discussion and Closing words

For further information, please contact Isabel San Martin Molina, email, Ana Hernández de Sande email or Tuuli Miinalainen email