Date and time:      4 October 2017, from 13:00 to 17:30 hours
Location:               Science Centre Delft, Mekelzaal

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King

Diversity among scientists makes for better education and research – when men and women from a wide range of cultural backgrounds all bring their own perspectives, knowledge and experience. But how does that work in practice? And what problems do we encounter?

In this symposium, we will look for answers to the following questions: What does gender have to do with science? How will we become a diverse and inclusive university? What does gender diversity look like?

During the symposium, Physics Professor Tomas Brage will give a presentation on gender diversity in science. He will tell us about the barriers that exist to achieving more diverse teams, and offer ways to overcome them.

Rosemarie Buikema, Professor of Art, Culture and Diversity, will shed light on diversity in science from the perspective of image and perception, clarifying the complex interaction of gender, culture and power.

TU Delft Feminists will introduce themselves and talk about the phenomenon of feminism and the positive power of diversity. In this block, we will search together for answers to the question of what female empowerment looks like.

Professor Karel Luyben (Rector Magnificus, TU Delft), will present the DEWIS award to the best female PhD candidate with cum laude honours of the past year, after three nominees have given a short presentation of their research.

You can register for the symposium here.

'Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.'
(Martin Luther King) 


13.00   Walk-in with coffee and tea and sandwiches
13.30   Opening by Professor Marja Elsinga, TU Delft (Chair of DEWIS)
13.40   Gender and Physics by Professor Tomas Brage, Lund University
14.20   Diversity and Imaging by Professor Rosemarie Buikema, Utrecht University

15:00   Short break

15:20   ‘What does empowerment look like? Feminism and the positive force of difference’ by TU Delft Feminists

15:40   Discussion
16:05   Wrap up

16.10   Presentation of the Award nominees:

              -  Mladena Luković (Civil Engineering and Geosciences)
              -  Dasa Majcen (Architecture)
              -  Anahita Jamshidnejad (Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering)

16.40   Award Ceremony by Professor Karel Luyben, TU Delft (Rector Magnificus) 

17.00   Closing and drinks