Month: September 2016

Melinda Gates Has a New Mission: Women in Tech

An interview with Melinda Gates on her work around bringing more women into tech and helping them to stay in the field. This is motivated by personal reasons of seeing a current crisis of even less women than when she graduated 30 years ago. Find out more at https://backchannel.com/melinda-gates-has-a-new-mission-women-in-tech-8eb706d0a903#.smna1x7go

Implicit Bias Workshops – Institute Diversity (Georgia Tech)

90-minute workshops offered for faculty on implcit bias and perceptions of competence. The workshops are organized by Institute of Diversity in collaboration with Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE program. Find out more at http://www.advance.gatech.edu/implicit-bias-workshops

Women in Audio: Contributions and Challenges in Music Technology and Production – AES.org

This paper discusses the representation of women in audio (e.g., audio engineering, production, electronic music), the gender gap, and challenges faced. A range of options, policies, and initiatives are presented towards gender parity. Find out more at http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=18477

A woman’s place is in science – ScienceNewsforStudents.org

Personal stories and lessons learned about how to succeed in science and engineering and thoughts about how to get more girls into STEM fields. Find out more at https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/women-science-girls-STEM

ICMC 2016 best paper’s award to Lauren Hayes – Facebook

ICMC 2016 best paper’s award given to Lauren Hayes for the paper “Sound, Electronics and Music: an evaluation of early embodied education”. The members of the 2016 Paper Award Panel are: Rebecca Fiebrink (Chair), Meg Schedel, Stefania Serafin, Tae Hong Park, Matthew Blessing. Find out more at http://www.icmc2016.com/program/PaperTrack/s45.html

Science Museum under fire over exhibit asking if brains are pink or blue – The Guardian

An interactive exhibit at the Science Museum in London causes controversy because it presents a number of questions that try to measure whether a person’s brain is more male (blue) or female (pink). Find out more at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/14/science-museum-under-fire-exhibit-brains-pink-blue-gender-stereotypes

Every Person Behind This Music Festival Is A Woman. Here’s Why That Matters – Huffingtonpost.com

TogetherFest is a forthcoming festival in San Francisco, in which everyone from artists to the sound engineers will be women. The aim is to take action on the issue of sexism within the music industry and the lack of women who control the music business. Find out more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/every-person-behind-togetherfest-music-festival-is-a-woman_us_57d1afbde4b06a74c9f37e3c

Uni to pioneer ‘name-blind’ application process for UCAS – University of Huddersfield

Four English universities will take part in the ‘name-blind’ application process for UCAS with the aim at ensuring ethnic fairness in the admissions process. The names of the applicants will be masked during the selection process to ensure unbiased decisions. Find out more at http://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2016/september/unitopioneername-blindapplicationprocessforucas.php