The Malta Chamber of Scientist will be running an online workshop for female scientists and researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. This workshop is open to students who are just starting their studies at tertiary level and to those who have been in the field for many years. The two-day workshop will be held 30 November and 4 December 2020 from 17:30 to 20:30.
The online event is part of 'Women in STEM - Bridging the gap', a year-long project funded through Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme (VOPs) of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. This initiative aims to change perceptions by showing that STEM careers are open to everyone, no matter the background, age or gender. To achieve this, the Women in STEM project wants to help to spread the word of the fantastic research being done by female experts.
Although positive steps have been made in recent years, female students and researchers in STEM subjects are still underrepresented, we want to change this. The workshop will provide some insights into effective communication techniques that will help you share your work in fun and engaging ways. Tuition will be provided by seasoned communicators from Esplora Interactive Science Centre and Anthony Galea, the 2018 JCI World Champion for Public Speaking. Delivering a workshop on the best ways to engage young girls with STEM subjects and encouraging a curiosity that will last a lifetime, fueling a future of STEM to be an equal and diversely represented area.
Those who participate in this workshop will immediately have a platform to put their newly learnt skills to the test, with opportunities to share your STEM experience and work at a number of 'Women in STEM' events such as an online school event for primary and secondary school children, Science in the City 2020, Malta Café Scientifique THINK and Esplora, to name just a few!