Outreach events

  • For the third consecutive year, the CERN Diversity Office facilitated a work group with science teachers on the topic of gender inclusive teaching in the framework of the CERN International Teacher Programme.
    This year’s work group outcome is a collaborative tool: inclusivephysics.org.

  • On Tuesday, the Diversity Office together with the CERN PACMAN project welcomed three girls from the International School in Geneva to support them in their school project on female stereotypes in the workforce. Their goal was to find out how to battle stereotypes regarding traditionally male and female professions at their school by interviewing Kristin Kaltenhäuser, from the CERN Diversity Office, Tommaso Portaluri and Silvia Zorzetti from the PACMAN project.

  • For over 20 years, CERN has made an effort to attract more women to scientific careers and enhance the gender balance of its workforce. In addition to structural measures, these efforts range from outreach activities for schoolgirls to participation in high-level panel discussions on the topic.

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    CERN workshop at "Expanding your Horizons 2015" (Image: Jane del Pozo)

  • The Diversity team collaborates with the CERN High School Teacher Programme this year for the first time to engage girls’ interest in science. The 3-week residential programme in July is an opportunity for teachers around the world to update their knowledge of particle physics, associated technologies and subjects. The goal is for the teachers to take home their newly acquired knowledge to include in their teaching curriculum.

  • "On 23 April this year, the fifth annual "International Girls in ICT Day” took place: events all over the world gave young women the chance to see Information and Communication Technologies from a new perspective, encouraging them to imagine a career in the field. This year, CERN took part!"

     

    Read the full Bulletin article on the event here and have a look at the photos taken throughout the day here!

  • On the 16th of November 2013, “Expanding Your Horizons” was held in Geneva, this event gave the opportunity to 11 to 14 year old girls to discover the numerous careers available in the areas of science and technology.