We invite to participate in a lecture of a professor from Hannover university of applied sciences and arts (Germany) Helene Götschel “Looking at science and technology from a gender perspective” which will take place on 22nd of March, 12:30 at KTU Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Studentu str. 50, Kaunas) room 103.
Gender Studies not only look at the situation of women in science and technology. Moreover, they analyze the social constructions and cultural representations of gender in STEM fields. Using methods and tools from the humanities and social science, gender studies look at communication in research labs, educational settings at universities, behavior of scientists at conferences, science textbooks and the representation of technology in the media. After a short introduction to gender studies and the concept of gender, the main focus will be to the presentation of selected research findings on gender and STEM. Finally, it will be answered why this knowledge can be helpful in trying to develop science and technology in the 21st century.