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