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Women in Graphene Career Development Day

Women in Graphene is now Fully Booked. 
Registration is Closed

Timed to coincide with the 2019 International Day of Women and Girls in STEM, the next Women In Graphene meeting will be held at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK from the 11 to the 12 of February 2019.  

For the first time it will be a lunch to lunch meeting and will contain a series of talks and workshops aimed at supporting the career development of women working in graphene. 


11 February 2019 – Women In Graphene

12:00-13:00 – Lunch at the National Graphene Institute

13:00-13:15 – Introducing Women in Graphene by Sian Fogden

13:15-13:30 – Introduction from the National Graphene Institute, Maddison Coke

13:30-14:00 – Looking ahead – future plans – Women In Flagships

14:00-15:00 – Laura Norton from RSC presents their 'Breaking Barriers' report

15:00-16:00 – Coffee Break and Speed Networking

16:00-17:00 – Adventures Imaging Atoms 
Prof. Sarah Haigh from The University of Manchester

Sarah Haigh is a professor of materials characterisation at the University of Manchester, UK. She leads a research group interested in improving our understanding of nanomaterials properties using transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging and analysis techniques. Before moving to the University of Manchester in 2010 she worked as consultant application specialist to JEOL UK.  She won the IOM3 Rosenhain Medal in 2017, Silver Medal in 2015 and RMS Innovation Award in 2014.

17:00-17:30 - Publishing in Nature Research Journals
Kanudha Sharda: Associate Editor at Nature Communications 

Kanudha Sharda is an Editor at Nature Communications. Kanudha will mainly talk about publishing with Nature Research journals. Her talk will provide a better understanding of the editorial criteria at different Nature Research journals with a focus on Nature Communications and how to write a paper. She will also guide us through the decision making process for a manuscript at different stages and discuss the benefits of open access publishing. She will describe how Nature tries to overcome gender biases in its editorial processes and update us on how much women contribute to Nature Research content, both as authors and as referees. Kanudha will also share details about her career path to become an editor in addition to her experiences and responsibilities at Nature Communications.

17:30-18:00 - Katarina Boustedt, Research Project Manager at AstaZero

19:00 - Social Dinner – (Meal not included in registration)


12 February 2019 – External Breakfast Event

08:00-09:00 – IUPAC 100: Global Networking Breakfast (Empowering Women in Chemistry)

In fortunes timing, on 12 Feb, Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with their local Royal Society of Chemistry division, are taking part in the IUPAC100 celebration event. Female chemists and students are invited to celebrate the achievements of women in chemistry at a networking breakfast held in John Dalton Building collaboration of Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Attendees of Women In Graphene are welcome to attend but please confirm attendance by getting your free ticket using the link below (as long as they last!)

Please note that there is a 20 minute walk between the two events.  

12 February 2019 – Women In Graphene at the NGI

09.30-09.35 – Opening remarks for Women In Graphene at the NGI

09.30-12.30 – Springboard Consultancy will be running a career development workshop for all participants. This workshop is specifically designed for Women in Graphene. You will learn:

  • How to build a strategic network to support your future direction and career choices
  • Strategies to gain access to opportunities
  • Secrets of influencing stakeholders
  • New ways of thinking about yourself, your future and the value you bring to your work, team and projects

The workshop will be fun and interactive with as little theory as necessary. You will build on your relationships with other women in the graphene network, working together on your development and devising actions to support your future career choices.

12.30-12.45 – Closing remarks

Tea and coffee will be served during the workshop.

12:30-13:20 - Jess Wade from Imperial College London

Jess Wade is an excitable scientist with an enthusiasm for equality. She has been involved in several projects to improve gender inclusion in science, as well as encouraging more young people to study science and engineering. Wade works on organic light emitting diodes that emit circularly polarised light. To achieve this, she creates chiral nanostructures out of carbon-based materials. She believes that when it comes to nanoscale molecular engineering; nature is the expert and we humans are only just catching up. 

13.20-13.30 – Closing remarks

13:30-14:30 – Lunch at the NGI

Event Details - Women in Graphene Career Development Day

Category: Seminar

Start time:
11 February 2019 12:00
End time:
12 February 2019 14:00

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Start date for registration:
10 December 2018 12:00
Last date for registration:
29 January 2019 23:00

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Publishing date: 05 February 2019 12:32