IEEE School and Women in Science Event
A Women in Science event was held at iThemba LABS on Wednesday, July 11th. The event was hosted by an IEEE-sponsored school of instrumentation in Particle Physics. The event was organized and chaired by Professor Cinzia Da Via, from the University of Manchester, in collaboration with Professor Igle Gledhill from the University of the Witwatersrand and Dr Joyce Mwangama from UCT who also chairs the IEEE WIE (Women in Engineering) affinity group in Cape Town. Three prominent speakers addressed the audience: Prof Diane Grayson, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Zinhle Buthelezi, from iThemba LABS and Dr Joyce Mwangama from UCT.
The event, aimed to encourage the discussion amongst men and women on issues related to biases in scientific working environments, was attended by the participants of the school, iThemba LABS staff members and a selected group of motivated learners and teachers from Thandukulu High-School.