The conferences and special issues are an initiative of the “Network Gender & STEM: Educational and occupational pathways and participation”. The Network conferences have marked the beginning of a more coherent way of exchanging information, as collectively we work to find new ways to implement research findings in both policy and practice.
Members of the Network share the objectives of:
- gaining greater insight into the various connected aspects of career choices and professional careers of girls/women (and boys/men) in the direction of STEM;
- detecting new approaches to improve and address the underrepresentation of girls/women in STEM.
Published in themed special issues of the ‘International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology’:
- 2018 conference (Oregon): ‘Re-imagining who does STEM’
- 2016 conference (Newcastle UK): ‘Girls' and women's participation in STEM: Past lessons and possible futures’
- 2014 conference (Berlin): ‘Gender and STEM: What schools, families, and workplaces can do?’
- 2012 conference (Amsterdam): ‘Gendered pathways towards (and away from) STEM fields’