Women in Science and Engineering

SSI Research Director Caroline Jay was recently recognised as one of the 'Top 50 Women in Engineering 2022'. In this post she reflects on the need to increase diversity in Research Software Engineering.
SSI Research Director Caroline Jay has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in the Guardian as part of International Women in Engineering Day 2022.

Dr Rachael Ainsworth, the Institute’s Research Software Community Manager, has been named a Rising Star in the 2020 Rising Star awards run by WeAreTheCity.

By Reka Solymosi, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. From 4 – 5 April 2019, I attended the Women in Data Science Zurich 2019 conference as an invited speaker to talk about my research involving ‘new’ forms of data. In particular the use of crowdsourced data collection methods to gain insight into people’s perceptions and subjective evaluations of their environments.

We are very happy to announce that the first UK Software Carpentry Workshop for Women in Science and Engineering received generous support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The event will take place on 14-15 December at the University of Manchester.

The workshop will be fully hands-on and will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. We will also host a panel discussion about increasing…

Devasena Inupakutika, one of the Institute's software consultants, appeared yesterday on Surge radio to discuss women in science. Devasena is a keen contributor to Robogals - an initiative to increase female participation in engineering and technology, which is aimed at girls in primary and secondary school.

Along with other representatives of the Southampton Robogals group, Devasena was invited onto That's What She Said to discuss her thoughts on the low participation of female students in STEM subjects (on which there has recently been some good news).

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