Getting the Diversity Balance Right in Physics. 26 (optional) – 27 October 2016 – Institute of Physics, London, United Kingdom
The VII Forum will focus on the perennial problem that is faced by many member countries, namely the lack of girls studying physics beyond age 18 and the lack of women working, particularly at the higher levels, in physics related careers.
1. How different is the diversity problem in physics across Europe?
2. How can employers gain business advantage by recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce?
3. How can informal learning encourage under represented groups to study physics?
4. How important are families and schools in supporting under represented groups into physics careers?
Discussion of recommendations of good practice to share across EPS member institutions.
The meeting foresees Keynotes Talks in the morning and workshops during the afternoon. Delegates are invited to attend 2 out of 3 workshops and to share ideas with the Invited Speakers.
– VIP access to one of the talks during the evening
– VIP tour of the «Wounded» Gallery with the exhibition curator
Meeting point: main entrance of the Science Museum
|MORNING SESSION: Context setting How different is Diversity across Europe and USA?|
|10:00 – 10:30||Registration and Coffee at the IOP Building|
|10:30 – 10:35||Welcome & Introduction
Averil Macdonald, Chair FPS, United Kindom
|10:35 – 10:55||European Perspective
Lucia di Ciaccio, EPS Chair for the Equal Opportunities Committee, France
|10:55 – 11:15||American Perspective
Arti Agrawal, City University of London, United Kingdom
|11:15 – 12:00||DISCUSSION|
|12:00 – 12:45||LUNCH in IOP Building|
|AFTERNOON SESSION: What to improve the diversity in business?|
|12:45 – 13:05||The Industry Perspective: How can Employers Benefit from Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce
Sarah Greasley, IBM Diversity Team Member
|13:05 – 13:25||The Psychology of Language use in Recruitment and Retention
Averil Macdonald, WISE, United Kingdom
|13:25 – 13:45||DISCUSSION|
|13:45 – 14:15||Networking Break – Tea/Coffee|
|AFTERNOON SESSION 2: Initiative to increase diversity|
|14:15 – 15:05||Project JUNO – Changing Culture in University Departments
Val Gibson, Chair of the Institute of Physics, JUNO Committee, United Kingdom
|15:05 – 15:25||The importance of Informal Learning in Engaging Young People with Physics
Karen Davies, Science Museum, London, United Kingdom
|15:25 – 16:30||DISCUSSION|
|16:30 – 17:00||FEEDBACK|
|19:30||CONFERENCE DINNER AT BELLARIA RESTAURANT
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