Women in environmental science

Wed, 09 May 2018 15:28:00 BST

Dr Cecilia Medupin of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is organising a Women in Environmental Science event at the University.

Throughout history, women have always faced the challenge of gender discrimination, arising from cultural/religious barriers, child birth and rearing and inequality in pay cheques! However, in STEM areas, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), these problems are more systemic.

The challenges facing the environment, for land air and water, require women to take stronger initiatives in the future to create a sustainable world. Women, most especially in deprived and international communities, feel the impact of environmental damage and pollution greatly. Therefore, the role of women in environmental science is crucial at local, regional, national and international levels. It is linked to family units, urban and rural communities, education systems, industry and regulatory institutions. This Women in Environmental Science Workshop, is a vehicle created to foster and support new groups of women interested in environmental science and to promote such activities in their local communities.

Women in Environmental Science Workshop

10:00 - 2:00pm, Wednesday 13 June

Roscoe Building (Theatre B, University of Manchester, Oxford Road).

At the workshop you can share your experience of what the environment means to you. You can hear about the experiences of other women who have successfully faced these challenges, reflect on the opportunities for careers in environmental sciences, with presentations, break-out sessions, networking and interactive exhibitions.

This event is open to women, members of the public, schools and colleges within and outside Manchester.

Book on to the workshop using Eventbrite.