WITS News 20 April 2020
- 16 April 2020
This week's news presented under the usual five headings:
- Coronavirus news
- Women and coronavirus
- Working from home
- Women in STEM
- Other news and online events.
- Great video explanantion of R0 from RTE PrimeTime via Prof Mary Horgan.on Twitter
- Excellent overview for a general audience on the many ways #COVID19 affects patients. From SCIENCE via Siobhan McClean on Twitter.
- The National Library of Ireland is collecting websites that tell the story of #Covid19 in Ireland for future generations. You can help by nominating websites.
- How you and your technology can help fight Covid-19. From Karlin Lillington and The Irish Times via Twitter.
Women and coronavirus
- The woman who discovered the first coronavirus. From BBC Scotland.
- What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders. From Forbes.
- How Millions of Women Became the Most Essential Workers in America. From NY Times.
- Women At The Frontlines Of COVID-19 Might Be Starting The Gender Role Reversal Of The Century. From Forbes.
Working from home
- TECh2STUDENTS has been luanched by Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) to give students in disadvantages schools access to laptops. We're invited to donate disused laptops to vulnerable students who need them. Please do what you can to help!
- IT pros struggling with sudden shift to home working. Results of a TechBeat survey presents by TechCentral.ie. Survey is still open.
- Free online tech courses to boost your skills as you self-isolate. From TechCentral.
- Leading Graduate Researchers through Extraordinary Times. Advice for supervisors and students from Dr Fatima Gunning Tyndall Narion Institute.
- Remote working with a family - 5 lessons to take from the lockdown. From Gaelle Blake and James MIlligan of Hays Recruitment.
Women in STEM
- 35+ initiatives to get more women into cybersecurity. Good reading from Comparitech.
Other news and online events.
- 2020 Bell Labs Prize. The Nokia Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe. Ireland is one of the participating countries. Find our more and apply by 15 May 2020.
- This week at NASA 17 April - space station crew returns safely to Earth and other news. Thanks to Dr Niamh Shaw via Twitter.
- 19-25 April 2020 International Dark Sky Week. From Mayo Dark Skies via Twitter.