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Women in Physics Student Club

This is the official website of the Women in Physics Student Club at Instituto Superior Técnico

BrainStorms@Técnico: "Does mental illness have a gender?"

About the event Several mental illnesses and disorders are believed to be more prevalent according to gender. How much of this prevalence is due to biological factors, and to potential biases in the studies that have mapped out these mental health problems? Our gender identity certainly affects our experience of society, and influences the type of challenges we face. Does gender play a role in health, when we walk into a doctor’s office and seek treatment?

WiP Viewing - "Picture A Scientist"

The Women in Physics Student Club invites you to watch the film “Picture A Scientist” with us, and to participate in a discussion about the film afterwards. There will be popcorn! The documentary “Picture A Scientist” follows a biologist, a chemist and a geologist as they overcome brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

WiP Seminars #4 - Zita Martins

About the event The Women in Physics Student Club is very happy to host Prof. Zita Martins in our next WiP Seminars event. In the WiP Seminars you have the chance to not only learn about research carried out by internationally renowned physicists, but also participate in an informal conversation with them and ask about their career. Be sure to register! Zita Martins is an Astrobiologist, an Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Co-Director of the MIT-Portugal Program, and the Science, Innovation and Digital Transition Advisor of his Excellency the President of Portugal.

WiP Seminars #3 - María García-Parajo

About the event The Women in Physics Student Club has the honour to host Prof. María García-Parajo in the third WiP Seminars event. In the WiP Seminars you have the chance to not only learn about research carried out by internationally renowned physicists, but also participate in an informal conversation with them and ask about their career. Be sure to register! María García-Parajo is an ICREA Research Professor and leader of the Single Molecule Biophotonics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona.

Panel: "Diversity in Science - what for?"

About the event On March 7 at 18:00-19:00 in the Abreu Faro auditorium we talked about diversity in science with a panel of experts. There is a moral argument for being inclusive in science and knowledge industries. But who else benefits from more diversity? No dia 7 de março às 18:00-19:00 no auditório Abreu Faro conversámos com um painel de especialistas sobre diversidade nas áreas científicas. Existe um argumento moral a favor de ser inclusivo na ciência e nas indústrias do conhecimento.