WITS News 25 May 2020
- 25 May 2020
- WITS Chair Yoga continues at 5 pm on 28 May. Join us!
- WITS Reads aims to start this June with Lab Coats and Lace. Find out more and register here.
The June issue of WITSWORDS will be circualted on 2 June. Do send us any news for inclusion! In the meantime please support the NWCI campaign: #NoDiscrimination – Fair treatment for women returning from maternity leave. Women returning from maternity leave are currently denied access to the Covid-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. the NWCI urges us all to write to our TDs today to highlight this discrimination and protect women's rights.
This weeks news:
- Irish-led research brings project takes new Covid-19 diagnostic test to market. From TechCentral.ie.
- Nphet shows the value of scientific advice. From The Irish Times.
- COVID-19 computer game teaches children importance of social distancing. From the World Economic Forum.
- DCU Water Institute is looking for citizen scientists to take part in its 5KLitterSnap.. While you are out and about for your 5k exercise you're invited to participate in a week long study of litter. by taking a photo of the litter you see and complete a short set of questions. The survey is open until 28 May 2020.
Women and coronavirus
- Women’s well-being worst affected by pandemic, CSO reports. From Kitty Holland at The Irish Times.
- How will women be affected by #COVID19: low pay, job losses, more unpaid care work. #halfofit - We demand half of the Corona funds for women. YouMove calls for Corona funds for women. From Frances Fitzgerald via Twitter.
- Unpaid care and domestic work: we’re not all in the same boat. Have a look at the interactive online experience of unpaod care work. From UN Women Count Data Hub.
Working from home
- The Scope Silicon Republic's careers newsletter advises us to smarten up about skills. It explores skills and competencies and how to develop your skills including those of delegation and communication.
Women and STEM
- Google Inside Look Digital on 27 and 28 August 2020 is open for applications from computer science students until 1 June 2020. More student opportunities here.
- Jennifer James talks about her experience as a mentor for the TechUP Women project, Read her post It all started at Bletchley Park.
- 25 - 28 May 2020 Pint of Science at home. book your free tickets now for Planet Earth at home and the other events. Ciara Maguire WITS member talks about Expoloring the radio universe as part of the Atoms to Galaxies at home event.
- 28 May 2020 @11.30 am NWCI Webinar Setting the #FeministAgenda for the Economy. Register now.
- 28 May 2020 @ 6 pm AnitaB.org Dublin: Build Your Brand, Change Your Story. This is the first Dublin event for the group. RSVP if you'd like to attend.
- 29 May 2020 1 pm Women in Research Ireland (WIRI) in association with Trinity Women Graduates present their first lunchtime webinar with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Book your place.
- The Festival of Curiosity runs from 16-19 July 2020. It announced PROTOTYPE, a new open call to support artists, designers and creatives who are curious to explore, learn, work with and/or respond to science and technology within their creative practice. The deadline for applications is 5pm 29 May 2020.
- Mary Mulvihill Award 2020, the winners were annoucned on 20 May 2020. Find out who won! Congratulations to all.
- UN International Biodiversity Day was celebrated on 22 May 2020. Here are some of the celebrations:
- The SOPHia Project at UL celebrated bees with its Buzzing Around – the Physics of Bee Flight for primary schools. The SOPHia project aims to encourage students to do Physics at the Leaving Certificate.
- To celebrate National Biodiversity Week 2020 the National Biodiversity Data Centre shared its top 10 lists! We liked its top ten conversation success stories. Find out more about the National Biodivresity Data Centre in this clip.
- The Office of Public Works (OPW) showcasied some of the National Botanical Gardens collection of botanical Art. Comprising of over 2,500 artworks they are of the flowers grown in the Gardens between 1880's and 1920's primarily by artists Lydia Shackleton and Alice Jacob. From the OPW via Twitter.