Male unless otherwise stated – how to build and fuel the next generation of women in STEM

Lotte Finck - Denmark

Session introduction

In many countries, women remain underrepresented across STEM educational programs. This workshop will present some Danish and international trends regarding women in STEM, barriers, challenges and possibilities. It will outline student recruitment (and retention) initiatives at Aalborg University, Denmark and provide do’s and don’ts. The workshop will also focus on best practice, knowledge exchange and provide the audience with adaptable ideas to bring home.

Session in-depth

In Denmark, and other countries, women remain underrepresented across STEM educational programs with the lowest representation in the fields of engineering and computer science. Modern technology continues to transform the way we live and work, and the need to increase the number of women in STEM and close the gender gap is important. If we do not succeed, we will be lacking the perspectives of women - thus half the world’s population - in current and future technologies.

This workshop will present some Danish and international trends regarding women in STEM, barriers, challenges and possibilities. It will outline student recruitment (and retention) initiatives at Aalborg University, Denmark and provide do’s and don’ts. The workshop will also focus on best practice, knowledge exchange and provide the audience with adaptable ideas to bring home. Furthermore, the workshop will aim at establishing a network within the area in which to benchmark, exchange knowledge and share best practices across Europe.