Workshop on Science Journalism for Women
Kozhikode: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune in association with the Newton Bhabha Fund (British Council) has organised a workshop on Science Journalism for Women in March 2017. The workshop aims to open up new avenues to retain trained women in science by targeting those who are making a transition from education to scientific careers. The programme is planned to generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise and to raise awareness about alternative career options in STEM.
The workshop will be in two levels. The first level of the workshop will include up to 50 selected participants and will involve in-depth discussions and assignments. About 20 of these participants will have the opportunity to attend a second, advanced level of the workshop.
On March 4, 2017, one day prior to the workshop, there will be an Orientation Session on Careers in Science Communication with speakers from India working in related areas. This session will be free and open to everyone. For registration, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxgfgP9lWR8QA9MpxHTcAh7aNVQ5UaCyrvdwm9aYFt0oQX5Q/viewform.
Trainers and Organisers:
This workshop would be conducted by a team of experienced faculty from Coventry University, UK. The workshop is sponsored by the British Council and organized by MHRD's Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education with support from the Science Management and Communications Team of IISER Pune.
Eligibility for the Workshop:
Applications are invited from women with MSc degree or pursuing PhD/Post-doc. Those who fulfill any of these criteria and are already employed in a scientific organisation may apply too. Upper age limit is 40 years. Selection for the workshop will be made based on qualification, prior experience, statement on their future career choice, and current job (if employed) profile.
All registered participants for the workshop are expected to commit three full days to attend the workshop and be actively involved in all discussions and assignments. There is no registration fee. Accommodation (for outstation participants) and boarding, would be provided free of cost.
For further details, visit http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/events/Science+Journalism+Workshop+for+Women