An exhibition, called 'The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science' will be held at the CSIRO Discovery Gallery Room from 5-31 August. This exhibition, organised by Anne-Sophie Dielen and Britta Forster, is a registered event for National Science Week, free and open to the public.
Forty female scientists studying volcanoes, dark matter, spiders, solar cells, protein crystallography, photosynthesis, and more, have shared what it means to them to be a woman in science in 2015. Photos and quotes from their interviews will be featured during the exhibition. The interviews will be published as an e-book and sent to all high schools and universities around Australia, to give local role models to the next generation of female scientists.
On Wednesday 19 August from 6-8pm, a public discussion forum will discuss challenges and solutions for women in science. This free event, held at the Discovery Lecture Theatre, will be chaired by Professor Brian Schmidt and the Hon. Karen Andrews MP. A panel of scientists, both men and women, will talk about their own experience and will also discuss the initiatives that could lead to a better diversity and gender balance in research.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the ANU Gender Institute, the National Science Week – Inspiring Australia Program, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, CSIRO, the National Museum of Australia, Women in Science Australia and Cariboo Design.