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Event: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 in Leiden

February 9 @ 10:00 - 14:00

On Saturday 9 February, 2019 we celebrate the UN-proclaimed International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 in Leiden. At this date, Leiden University, National expert organization on girls/women and science/technology VHTO and NOVA collaborate to organise a festive day for (female) scientists and (PhD, university and high school) students. Also graduates (as well as their daughters and grand-daughters) are cordially invited to attend the event.

And of course RISE will also be present at the event and all RISE members are invited! The event takes place between 10am and 2pm on February 9.

Prominent experts will give a presentation. Confirmed speakers include Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, who will receive a honorary doctorate during the Dies Natalis of Leiden University the day before the festival and Ewine van Dishoeck, Professor of Molecular astrophysics. Furthermore, the program consists of fun workshops, experiments and side activities.

At the RISE stand we want to hear your opinion about women in the exact sciences! Karin van den Boogaert, known presenter of “De Kennis van Nu” and “Science on Air”, will be there to hear your opinion! 


Sign up and come to the stand of RISE!

 

To break the gender gap at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to increase the participation of girls and women across these domains, the United Nations have proclaimed 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Furthermore, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) celebrates its 100th birthday in 2019. Therefore, the IAU aims to spotlight female astronomers at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and also interest girls in astronomy. In the Netherlands, this is combined in the festivities on February 9 in Leiden.

 

 

Preliminary Programme (language: Dutch)

Tijd Onderdeel
09:30 Registratie en inloop
10:00 Opening van de dag door Jacqueline Prins, Directeur Emancipatie bij het Ministerie van OCW, samen met jonge en oudere bèta-dames
10:30 Interactieve presentaties door Robbert Dijkgraaf
11:00 Start van workshops en doe-activiteiten

Kom naar de stand van RISE, en ga in gesprek met Karin van de Boogaert over vrouwen in de exacte wetenschappen.

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12:30 Lunch
13:00 Presentatie door Felienne Hermans
13:30 Presentatie van Ewine van Dishoeck over vrouw & carrière
14:00 Einde Women and Girls in Science Day

Source: Orginal announcement Leiden University

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
10:00 - 14:00

Venue

Gorlaeus Laboratories New building, Faculty of Science
Einsteinweg 55
Leiden,
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