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Women in Graphene Career Development Day

The Women In Graphene initiative within the Graphene Flagship has been set up to help support women and create a more gender diverse scientific community. It aims to connect women working in graphene through biannual meetings and peer to peer support. 

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. There will be a number of travel grants for early stage career researchers. Sign up for upates on Women In Graphene here to receive the registration link as soon as it opens and for more information about the travel grants and program. 


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

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 – Speed Networking

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

Sarah's research focuses on the use of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques in order to improve our understanding of the relationship between the electrical or magnetic properties of graphene and its atomic-scale structure and composition.


17:00-18:00 - 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. 


19:00 - Social Dinner – details to be determined


12 February 2019 – Women  InGraphene

09.30-09.35 – Opening remarks

09.30-12.30 – Springboard Consultancy will be running a career development workshop for all participants. The session will be interactive, ensuring everyone takes away some practical tools and techniques to further develop your career aspirations.

12.30-12.45 – Closing remarks

12:45-14:00 – 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: 11 December 2018 16:08