UQ is working to improve gender equity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. In this ambit, an exclusive opportunity was offered to two SEES lecturers, Dr Dorina Pojani (planning) and Dr Teresa Ubide (volcanology) to hear Australia’s first female and 11th Nobel Laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC, discuss gender equity and diversity issues in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. A prize-winning molecular biologist, Professor Blackburn is a strong advocate for women forging a career in science and is recognised as a true inspiration to women, and to all Australians.
Following her keynote address, Professor Blackburn participated in a lively panel discussion on the barriers and challenges for women in science. She was joined by panel members:
- Professor Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair in Science, University of Oregon
- Professor Alan Rowan, Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ
- Professor Debra Bernhardt, Director, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechonology, UQ
Date: Monday 25 September 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Long Room, Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane