Date: Wednesday 6 March 2013
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Portland Building
The first University Athena SWAN conference will look at past, present and future progress regarding the Athena SWAN objectives, which are to promote the advancement of women in (STEM). The conference will put them into context for the University of Portsmouth and provide an opportunity for female academics in STEM departments to share their career successes in poster form.
The Chancellor, Sandi Toksvig, will open the conference followed by a keynote speech from Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, FRS, FRAS, a British astrophysicist, who as a postgraduate student discovered the first radio pulsars with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish. Other speakers include Dr Esther Sonnet, Head of School of Creative Arts, Film and Media who will be talking on the brains behind the beauty of Hedy Lamarr, Professor Tara Dean who will talk about the challenges she faced on her road to a successful research career and Professor Paul Hayes who will talk about how departments can aspire to achieve the Athena SWAN Silver Award.
To book a place at the conference, please visit: http://athenaswanconference.
For further details on the Athena SWAN charter at the University please visit: http://www.port.ac.uk/research/athena/.
Call for Posters
As part of the Athena SWAN conference we are inviting all female academics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) departments to submit a poster to share their career successes.
If you would like to submit a poster, please contact email@example.com or call Suzi Edwards on 6197 for a poster template.