Professor Peter Main from the Institute of Physics will give a talk entitled:
WOMEN INTO STEM: BARRIERS, MYTHS AND REASON
To celebrate Women in Engineering Day on the 23 June, UCLan’s Athena SWAN is welcoming Peter Main from the Institute of Physics to give a talk at lunchtime. Peter’s talk will begin at 1.3pm and will be preceded by a buffet lunch, where staff and students have the opportunity to meet and chat with him.
In the last thirty years, there have been hundreds, possibly, thousands of initiatives to attract more girls into physics and engineering. During that time, the ratio of girls to boys has actually decreased. The talk will examine why so much effort has had so little effect and why many of the activities may be making matters worse. Most of the talk will be concerned with schools and colleges, where decisions are made but issues in universities and PG level will be considered too, included material from a recent report on PhD students.
Date: 23 June
Location: Scholars Restaurant, Foster Building.