University of Bath celebrates achievements of women in STEM with “Sulis Minerva Day”

University of Bath celebrates achievements of women in STEM with “Sulis Minerva Day”

May 11th will see the University of Bath celebrate the achievements of women in science, engineering, technology and maths with “Sulis Minerva Day”.

The University is putting together a day of series of talks to get you inspired; subjects will include ground-breaking research presented by leaders in STEM fields, a look at how the University of Bath researchers are tackling Global Challenges, and the issues affecting the retention of women in STEN?

If this day is for you the good news is the event is completely free (and includes lunch and a drinks reception). However, you must register your attendance in advance.

“Sulis Minerva Day” forms part of a series of events put together to mark the University of Bath’s 50th Anniversary last October.

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The event is open to all University staff and students, female and male, our GW4 colleagues and members of our local community interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Arrival and registration will open at 9:15am. Tea and coffee will be served.

9:45am – Welcome: Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE DL FAcSS, President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Bath

9:55am – Keynote lecture: Louise Kingham OBE FEI (Chief Executive of Energy Institute)

11:00am – Global Challenges – a series of breakout sessions led by academics from across the University of Bath.

12:10pm – Keynote lecture: Professor Dame Linda Partridge DBE FMedSci (Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL; Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing)

1:00pm – Lunch will be provided. Soapbox research talks will be given, featuring some of our PhD students and early-career researchers.

1:55pm – Keynote lecture: Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS (Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge). We are pleased to be awarding Dame Athene an honorary degree from the University of Bath during the event.

3:35pm – Panel discussion chaired by Professor Carole Mundell (Head of Department of Physics, University of Bath).

Panelists are:

  • Dawn Bonfield MBE (Director, Towards Vision)
  • Simon Cooper (Managing Director, Global Technology Head of Engineering and Architecture & EMEA CIO, J.P. Morgan)
  • Patrick Goymer (Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution)
  • Dr Emily Grossman (Science broadcaster, writer & educator)
  • Professor Melanie Welham (Chief Executive, BBSRC)

5:00pm – Celebratory drinks reception

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Interested in attending? Tickets are free and include lunch but you must register your attendance in advance.

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