Events and Workshops
WomenInScience@TF Thursday, September 15, 2022 – lectures and panel discussion on the topic “Networking”
The Faculty of Engineering is committed to increasing the quota of women at all qualification levels and supports this through internal support measures at the Faculty to counteract the leaky pipeline effect in the underrepresentation of women. Networking between female researchers and students of the Faculty of Engineering is an important part of this effort. Therefore, the kick-off event for the “WomenInScience@TF” series has the theme “Networking”.
Alongside the official program, which will consist of a technical presentation, an interactive networking session and a panel discussion, there will be ample opportunity to get to know each other and share ideas.
Inspiring female researchers, such as W3 professor Dr. Doris Segets and W1 professor Dr. Katharina Breininger will take part as role models for the lecture and the podium discussion.
Please register by August 22, 2022, indicating your affiliation with the Faculty of Engineering.
Venue: H11, Cauerstr. 11, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.
All female master students and female scientists of the Faculty of Engineering are cordially invited.
10:00 am Opening
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Kappes, faculty women’s representative of the TF
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Björn Eskofier, Vice Dean Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
10:15 am Lecture and subsequent discussion in English
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Doris Segets
Bridging the valley of death: from colloids process engineering to scalable electrode manufacturing in electrocatalysis?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Doris Segets is motivated by current scientific questions and issues relating to higher education policy.
She studied at CBI and completed a doctoral degree in particle technology. What she most values about an academic career are the various career options it offers, lifelong learning and new perspectives. Whilst completing her postdoctoral habilitation at FAU, she received the offer of a position as a professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she how heads the Chair of Particle Science and Technology. After becoming involved in higher education policy whilst at the Faculty of Engineering at FAU, her appointment to the Junge Akademie/BBAW underlines her dedication to matters of higher education policy, and allows her to play an active part in the debate on the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (Act on Academic Fixed Term Contracts).
Her scientific research has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards. In 2020, she received the DECHEMA award for her pioneering work on developing an engineering process for ultrafine particles.
Prof. Dr. Doris Segets is familiar with many facets of academia and issues relating to higher education policy, and we are extremely pleased to welcome her on 15.09. We are very much looking forward to exciting and inspiring conversations. Female students and researchers at the Faculty of Engineering are warmly invited to speak to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Segets and benefit from her considerable wealth of academic experience.
11:15 am Coffee Break – Networking
11:45 am interactive lecture in English
Dr. Lisa Horvath
Why you need a network – and how it makes you happy and successful
Having a diversified network is a key factor for success in academia, as various studies show. Due to different barriers to career opportunities, it is even more important to female scientists to actively and continuously engage in networking. However, networking is sometimes considered ambivalent and difficult to manage – especially by women: some feel conflicted about instrumental networking, even while recognizing the importance of being well-connected.
Which (gendered) beliefs, systematic boundaries or structural conditions could hold women back from searching for new ties, maintaining existing ties and increase thereby their social ressources? In this talk, we have an evidence-based and interactive look at this question and analyze where potential points of shifting these beliefs and boundaries are. Furthermore, we discuss strategies and forms of networking to develop our social and professional networks in size, diversity and cohesiveness – for our own – and other women’s – happiness, empowerment and success.
12:45 pm Lunch Break – Networking
2:15 pm Panel discussion in German
Networking – intra-institutional (TF, FAU) and inter-institutional (national, international)
- Dr. Lisa Horvath
- Prof. Dr. Doris Segets
- Prof. Dr. Kerstin Amann
- Prof. Dr. Katharina Breininger
- Dr. Monica Hinrichs-Mayer
- Vanessa Wirth, M. Sc.
This offer is free for all female students, female doctoral student and female scientists of the Faculty of Engineering.
Registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org; indicating your affiliation with the Faculty of Engineering; by August 22, 2022.
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