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Archive for the 'Women in Science' Category

Second Women in Physics Conference in Vancouver

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Prof. Janis McKenna and a number of wonderful graduate students in physics have organized the Second Canadian Women in Physics Conference here at UBC. More than 100 women (and a few guys) attended it. What a fabulous event. I was especially happy that many young undergrad and grad students in physics could attend. I have […]

Science: It’s a girl thing!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I just got this information today about a European video that aims to attract girl to science. They apparently invested considerable money into their campaign: Science, It’s a girl thing! When I watched this video, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I wonder what was the motivation behind this video? Did they want to make […]

Famous Five and CAP Meeting in Calgary

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

  I just came back from the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physicists that took place in Calgary, Alberta. It was a very intensive meeting for me as I am a member of the Division of Physics Education that has 9 sessions and of the Committee on Women in Physics. We were lucky […]

This is what a scientist looks like

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

As science educators we know that science teaching is much more than lesson plans or science labs. It is also much more than technology we use in the classroom to teach science. Science teaching is also about WHO IS A SCIENTIST and CAN I BE ONE? I really liked how Allie Willinson decided to challenge […]

Results of the First Google Global Science Fiar

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Google First Global Science Fair Prizes have been announced and the winners are… click here to find out. I am very proud to report that many of the top winners are girls. I happened to look through their projects (published online) and was amazed at their level. North American students dominated the list of the […]

CBC: The Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A few nights ago as I was driving to buy some groceries, I turned on CBC Radio and stumbled on Ideas – an evening program with Paul Kennedy. I find most of the programming on Ideas very interesting, but this one surpassed all my expectations… “Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story”. Maybe I was initially […]

Canadian Association of Physicists Congress: Women in Physics

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

During the CAP 2011 Congress in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador we had a chance to reconnect with our women physicists colleagues from all over Canada and from UK. Ann Marks from UK – a physics teacher who initiated Physics in Primary School Project in the UK came to present to our community (see my […]

Weekly Update by the American Institute of Physics

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I would like to share with you a report by Rachel Ivie (Assistant Director of AIP Statistical Research Center). It is an important read for any science or mathematics educator.I am fortunate to know Rachel personally and I know how much effort has been put into collecting and analyzing this data. Rachel’s team has done […]

Science Needs Men and Women…

Monday, April 11th, 2011

This is the slide I used during my outreach presentation. I thought it might be useful to others. Here is the link to the web site that helped me create this slide: click here. Enjoy!

Outreach Event for Girls in Physics in Cape Town

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I was so privileged to be able to attend the outreach event for girls as part of the 4th ICWIP Conference. On Saturday morning we drove to a local school where more than 200 girls (and a few boys) and their physics teachers arrived about 9:30 in the morning. It was a spring break for […]

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