WIMSIG NEWSLETTER – January 2016
Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)
Professor Nalini Joshi, Founding Co-Chair of SAGE, explains in an interview why gender equity is important for scientific advancement.
Hanna Neumann: A Mathematician in Difficult Times
Hanna Neumann (1914-1971) was the first woman appointed as a professor of mathematics in Australia, taking up the newly created chair of Pure Mathematics in the ANU School of General Studies in 1964.
Dr Peter Neumann (son of Hanna Neumann) gave a lecture at Gresham College, based partly on his own memories of his mother and partly on archival records.
AMSI Summer School Women in Maths Morning Tea
AMSI Summer School is hosting a panel discussion gender inequality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.
Refreshments will be provided.
- Date & Time: Monday 11 January, 11:00am-12:30pm
- Venue: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT
- Poster (PDF, 199 KB)
Each year, Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics recruits approximately 30 exceptional science graduates for an immersive, 10-month physics boot camp, known as Perimeter Scholars International (PSI).
This unique Master’s program seeks not only students with stellar undergraduate physics track records, but also those with diverse backgrounds, collaborative spirit, creativity, and other attributes that will set them apart as future innovators.
Watch this short video to hear what PSI Graduates say about the program.
Applications are due by February 1, 2016.
Assistant Learning Support Coordinators at QUT
The STIMulate team at Queensland University of Technology is currently seeking an Assistant Learning Support Coordinator (up to 3 positions) in the maths stream. This is a Level A academic position, fixed term until Dec 2017.
The position of 15606 – Associate Lecturer (STIMulate Learning Support (Maths)) can be found on the Jobs at QUT website.
The closing date for applications is January 10, 2016.
- Emilie du Chatelet: the woman science forgot
- This is a recent article on pioneering female mathematician Emilie du Chatelet, written by WIMSIG member Robyn Arianrhod for Cosmos Magazine.
- Why today’s long STEM postdoc positions are effectively anti-mother
- The Conversation, December 14, 2015
- This Woman Solved a Mathematical Problem That Was Open For Seven Decades!
- Cosmopolitan (India), December 29, 2015
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