Women’s Weeks are annual events of the SFB 1245 which aim at actively discussing gender equality and bringing it to the attention to everyone within the SFB in various different ways. These special weeks come along with a special colloquium. For the latter, internationally renowned female researchers are invited.
SFB 1119 CROSSING regularly organizes or supports the yearly International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CROSSFYRE). This workshop brings together young researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security to help them to promote their research. An additional aim is to raise awareness among participants on gender-equality, to present the outcome of relevant social studies on the topic, and to discuss possible measures for improving the current situation.
Get-Together Brunch/ Lunch with the Speaker
The offers regular social events for their female researchers and puts an emphasis on creating opportunities, like the „Get-Together Brunch“ or the „Lunch with the Speaker“, which highlights networking opportunities and gives room for female researchers to make themselves visible in their community. CRC-TRR 211
Gender Equality in Physics
The Equal-Opportunity Committee has organized a two-day workshop “Gender Equality in Physics” in December 2019. International speakers have been invited to give talks on diversity, gender bias, discrimination, and overcoming barriers. Also a coaching on “Gender aspects of career development” took place.
The CRC 1053 MAKI cooperates with the “NeXT-Generation-Lab” at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology where courses and workshops introduce students to the programming language Java (LeJOS). They are the foundation of MAKIs efforts to address especially female students, within the “Girls’Day – Mädchen-Zukunftstag” at TU Darmstadt among others.
The Mindroid-Workshop uses Lego Mindstorm robots that communicate and cooperate via Android smartphones. This application scenario is oriented at MAKI’s fields of research; it addresses female students and in particular furthers MAKI’s goal of counteracting the underrepresentation of female researchers in the participating fields (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science).
Networking of Women in Computing
Name: Networking of Women in Computing
The regular meet-ups for female students and (post-)doctoral researchers give a chance to speak to an international female scientist in an informal setting. A focus is on networking among women, and the exchange of experiences among the participants. Each event has a specific theme, e.g. gender-specific career issues.
Ruzena Bajcsy Lectures on Communication
The CRC MAKI invites regularly international female researchers from the field of electrical engineering and information technology to present their work in the lecture series „Ruzena Bajcsy Lectures on Communication“. Through this, the CRC shows how many renowned women work in its field. The eponym of this lecture series is herself a renowned researcher in electrical engineering and information technology and gave the first lecture of the series in 2014.