Women in STEM Committee

Women in STEM Committee

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Committee members

Our activities

Women in STEM Committee

The next meeting is scheduled for 12-1pm on Friday 7 December in 7WW 2.600.
Minutes from previous meetings are provided below.

FSE Women in STEM on Twitter

The Faculty Women in STEM committee is working to enhance the profile of women in the Faculty. To that end, we have created an FSE Women in STEM twitter account. https://twitter.com/STEMwomenMQ

Please follow us! Please retweet! Please send us examples or news items concerning Women at MQ Faculty of Science and Engineering that would be appropriate for this account.

Women and Girls in Science Day - 11 February 2019

People around the world are celebrating "Women and Girls in Science Day" on Monday 11 February. View the UN website  http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

Work-life Panel Discussion

Co-organised with the IEEE Women in Engineering group

Part 1 - Can you achieve work-life balance
Part 2 - Career tips from a STEM panel discussion

Gender Equity in STEM Recruitment Workshop and Seminar

8 November 2018 - Professor Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota - Evolutionary Biologist, and Dean of Faculty

Professor Marlene Zuk gave a seminar and workshop on Gender Equity in STEM Recruitment to a diverse group from the Faculty of Science and Engineering and other Faculties and Offices in the University. Find out more

Survey for events to be held in 2018

We are planning talks, workshops and panel discussions and we would like to know what events would be most helpful and interesting for you. Please answer this short survey before July 31. Find out more

International Women’s Day 8 March 2018 - Faculty Morning Tea

Speakers Heather Handley and Alison Rodger.

Launch of WOMEESA

A unified Australasian network of women working in Earth and Environmental Sciences in academia, industry and government

Find out more

Women in STEM guest speaker October 2017

Dr Maren Wellenreuther: “Advancing the Role and Recognition of Women in Science”

Maren is Associate Professor at Lund University in Sweden and Senior Scientist at Plant and Food Research in New Zealand.

Find out more

Women making a difference webpage

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Minutes of recent meetings

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Unconscious bias in hiring committees

It is Faculty policy for all hiring panels to discuss unconscious bias before shortlisting candidates for interview.

Visit the RRI-tools website

Visit the Royal Society website

Harvard implicit association test

You can test your own biases.

Find out more


Thursday 31 January 2019 - Faculty Women in STEM Committee & Dept of Maths and Stats morning tea

What a fantastic Morning Tea we had last Thursday 31 January co-hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Faculty Women in STEM committee. With around 70 colleagues in attendance across the Faculty of Science and Engineering, great conversations and networking were had over tea, coffee and treats.

Looking forward to the next one co-hosted by our friends in the Department of Molecular Sciences!

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