WITS News 8 June 2020
- 25 May 2020
WITS Online events June 2020
- Join us on 15 June at 2 pm for a special EI/WITS webinar. First steps to bringing your concept to life. Find out more and book your place now.
- WITS Reads will be exploring WITS ebook Lab Coats and Lace on Tuesday 23 June at 8 pm. Email WITS to take part.
WITS Members - two upcoming opportunities
- Calling researchers: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual fellowship call is open, deadline: 09.09.2020. These fellowships fund excellent researchers to carry out a Research and Training fellowship for 2 or 3 years in any scientific area. Applicants interested in carrying our a project in Ireland should contact the Research officer at the irish HEI to determine their eligibility. Application supports (a Handbook and a pre-recorded webinar) are available at this link: https://www.iua.ie/for-researchers/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions/resources-events-training/
- WITS student members: Patch Summer Accelerator 2020 is open for applciations until 14 June 2020. This is an interesting opportunity from Dogatch Labs. Patch is a summer accelerator for interested 16 - 20 year olds. Participants spend 6 weeks building projects and learning from world-class scientists and entrepreneurs. Past speakers include Mark Cummins (founder of Pointy) and Des Traynor (founder of Intercom). Projects built at Patch include a 3D printing tool for Minecraft creations, an internet-based, interactive textbook and CropSafe. The programme is free and supported by some of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs and Stripe. The programme is remote first and we encourage applications from all over. Find out more at dogpatchlabs.com/patch.
- 10 June 2020 2-3 pm Online Fireside Chat with Mary McAleese. The DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion is delighted to invite you to a virtual fireside chat between the President of DCU Prof. Brian MacCraith and former President of Ireland Mary McAleese as part of the DCU Women in Leadership Mary McAleese Lecture Series. Register to take part.
- 11 June 2020, 11 am Building Back Better. Race and health, a special webinar hssted by The Lancet medical journal. More information and to register. Thanks to Angela Saini and her newsletter.
- 11 June 2020 11.30 am - 1 pm Setting the #Feminist Agenda: Challenging Violence Against Women. NWCI webinar. Register here to receive the Zoom link.
- 11 June 2020 4 - 7 pm Science Gallery Dublin Invisible Online Wikithon with Shubanghi Kamakar, Rebecca O'Neill Wikipedia and WITS and Alice White. More information and registration.
- 12 June 2020 1 pm webinar WIRI Women in Research Ireland A discussion on the first black studies module in Ireland with Dr Ebun Joseph and students. Register to secure your spot and receive the link to the talk.
- How to Use Masks during the Coronavirus Pandemic. From Scientific American.
- The value of urban green spaces and the need for more. One of the discoveries of the 'lockdown'. By Dr Eoin Lettice of UCC via RTE Brainstorm.
Science and technology
- Superior: The Return of Race Science, Angela Saini's book is available as an ebook to UK readers until 10 June 2020. Irish readers may be able to avail of this offer. Check your ebook account.
- June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month! Keep an eye on the Smart Futures web page this month as they share some exciting profiles from the Smart Futures website of people who work in the industry! #ThisisSTEM.
- Intel are offering scholarships for three masters programmes at Maynooth University including the MSc in Data Science & Analytics. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2020.
Women in STEM
- 30% Club and Maynooth University scholarships. Maynooth University is offering two full-fee scholarships to 30% Club members to undertake part-time study during the 2020-21 Academic Year. Closing date is 31 July 2020.
- RCSI 30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship Programme now open for applications until 30 June 2020.
- Let’s talk about change. This week's SCOPE Careers newsletter from Silicon Republic focuses on different aspects of change and how to cope with it.
- 5 Reasons why Diversity & Inclusion Make Sound Business Sense. Past WITS Chair Mary Carroll's article on LinkedIn is a good read. Thank you Mary.
- The @500womensci have created a useful resource for the #optics and #photonics community and those who wish to take action in supporting #BlackLivesMatter. Read it. From The Optical Society via Twitter.