Following the success of the first EELISA public roundtable “Women who make science happen” (February 2022) and in the context of the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th of February), EELISA presents the II EELISA Roundtable “Parenting and STEM in the 21st Century: raising children, giving up science?”.
A survey run among EELISA researchers and academic staff revealed that many researchers feel parenthood is a challange for their research career and complain about incompatibility of raising children and keeping up with the demands of a top-level research position. What are the daily-life experiences in this regard? What are the current best practices and policies to support researchers who decide to raise a family? What are the issues that still need to be covered?
With the aim to open a space for reflection on this important issue from the perspective of a wide spectrum of realities, panelists with different backgrounds and positions within EELISA institutions as well as collaborators and experts will share their knowledge, work, and experience on this topic.
Krisztina László, Professor, Former Vice-rector of BME will be one of the panelists who talks about the above-mentioned important questions. She is a professor in physical chemistry with the main interest in porous and high surface area materials. She has supervised several master and PhD students and authored around 200 scientific papers. Besides her scientific activity, she has been on the panel of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences reviewing the proposals of scientists with young children since the beginning of this program in 2018. From 2015 to 2018 she became the first female vice rector of BME, dealing with international relations. She is also an active member of the Mentor Group at BME supporting young mothers returning from maternity leave.
The hybrid event will be hosted by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid also you can join via ZOOM.
Registration is required here: https://upm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ckx3rWLXT4KUcvynHXnGFw
SOME LINKS TO REVISIT THE EELISA COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE 2023:
⇒ Check the full photo album of both days HERE
⇒ Check the video testimonial of panelists from Scoula Normale and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
⇒ Check the full recording of the EELISA Roundtable “Parenting & STEM in the 21ST Century”
⇒ Check the list of all the panelists and bios HERE