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1 Sep 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Measuring and Reducing the Gender Gap in the Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences

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Measuring and Reducing the Gender Gap in the Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences is a webinar on the Gender Gap in Science Project, an International Science Council-funded project. This webinar is hosted by the U.S. National Committee for IUPAC.

The Gender Gap Project, funded by the International Science Council and eleven partner  organizations, aims to help reduce the gap between women and men in their careers in  science.  Three complementary approaches were developed: a Global Survey of Scientists, a Study of Publication Patterns by gender, and a Database of Good Practice to guide  improvements.  The Gender Gap Book, “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in  Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences:  How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?”,  published in June 2020, contains the project findings and recommendations.  This webinar,  moderated by Mark Cesa (USNC/IUPAC member and member of the Gender Gap coordination group), features four of the women who wrote chapters for the book.  Susan White (American Institute of Physics), Helena Mihaljevic (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin), Merrilyn Goos (University of Limerick, Ireland), and Mei-Hung Chiu (National Taiwan Normal University) will each speak about their contributions to the project as well as next steps.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom.

Registration for this webinar is free. To register, please visit: 

For more info, speaker information and coordinator contact, see https://www.nationalacademies.org/

See Gender Gap in Science by Mei-Hung Chiu and Mark Cesa, feature published in Chemistry International (July 2020 issue, page 16) or  iupac.org/project/2017-007-1-020

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Measuring and Reducing the Gender Gap in the Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences Webinar from The National Academies on Vimeo.