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Estatísticas no Feminino: Ser Mulher em Portugal (2001-2011)

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Clica na imagem para ver as estatísticas. As mulheres são mais e têm maior longevidade. Casam e são mães (de menos filhos) cada vez mais tarde. Continuam a ser elas a assegurar a maioria das licenças de acompanhamento parental. O risco de pobreza é superior para elas, bem como a taxa de privação material. As mulheres presas são cada vez menos e as mulheres vítimas (de crimes contra as pessoas) são cada vez mais. As doenças do aparelho circulatório são a sua principal causa de morte. Estão em maioria no ensino secundário e superior. Têm vindo a aderir às novas tecnologias. Integram o mercado de trabalho, mas têm taxas de desemprego mais elevadas. Continuam a ser as principais agentes na prestação de cuidados.  

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WiE apresentada no Forum Engenheira

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Curso: Licenciatura em Engenharia Química, Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores, perfil de Automação Industrial, Programa Doutoral Engenharia Química Onde trabalha: Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal Função: Professora Em 1981/82 ingressei no curso de Engenharia Química da FEUP. O objetivo profissional que projetava na altura incluía trabalhar na produção, ser engenheira numa indústria têxtil. No entanto, após cinco anos de licenciatura, continuei nesta casa como bolseira de investigação, realizando os trabalhos de Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores, perfil de Automação Industrial e de Doutoramento em Engenharia Química, ambos sob orientação do Prof. Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo. Fiquei fascinada pelo mundo académico! E os caminhos inicialmente traçados foram então ajustados…

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WIE Workshop at the Iberian Student Branch Congress – Porto, Portugal

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The Iberian Student Branch Congress 2013 (ISBC) took place in Porto, Portugal during 15 – 17 March 2013. The IEEE Region 8 WIE committee participated in organising an IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) workshop for students at the congress. The main objective of the workshop was to increase the visibility of WIE for IEEE members at universities and student branches. Simay Akar presented the workshop with great success.    During the workshop, the following activities were carried out: WIE Presentation delivered to attendees Importance of WIE discussed An interactive component of workshop was carried out 2 groups designed WIE Student Branch Affinity Groups  activities based on: Pre-University Educational Outreach & Professional and Career Development topics The Pre-University Educational Outreach group designed a project similar to TISP (IEEE Teacher in-Service Program) , with a focus of parents.  The project was named as “WISP” The Professional and Career Development group designed WIE […]

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R8 WIE Committee 2013

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The IEEE Women in Engineering of Region 8 would like to address the following issues (particularly during WIE sessions and events at IEEE conferences): how to prepare high school girls to make an unprejudiced choice regarding their study and careers in Science & Engineering and give them good background for that; how to seal the academic pipeline of women in order to minimize the “pipe leakage” phenomena; how to overcome barriers to the advancement of women in Science & Engineering; and how to balance career and family life. The R8 WIE committee in Region 8 is made up of member from IEEE WIE Section Affinity Groups and Student Branch Affinity Group Chairs from Region 8: Region 8 Women in Engineering Coordinator Team Joyce Mwangama (South Africa) – Chair Reem Turky (Saudi Arabia West) – Corresponding Advisor Bernadette Bouchon Meunier (France) – Corresponding Advisor Section Affinity Groups (AG Chairs) Bahrain – Eshaa Alkhalifa Benelux – Teodora Emilia […]

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IEEE Societies Work to Keep Women in Engineering

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Increase the visibility of female engineers, create more networking opportunities, and remove gender-specific language from IEEE society documents. Those are three of the tasks taken on by a trio of IEEE organizations reacting to feedback from their members. The three—the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) group—are helping to bridge the gender gap in technical fields by promoting activities that enhance the professional and personal growth of women. For the past year the groups have been developing programs aimed at encouraging women to stay in engineering. “We are here to support the members of IEEE and the very special needs of women,” says IEEE Member Pamela Jones, the IEEE Computer Society’s representative to WIE. “We all strive to be excellent engineers, regardless of gender. We can assist women in achieving their goals—technical and nontechnical—by listening to what they want.” Jones is a lead […]

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Sally Ride: An Inspiration for Women in Engineering

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The world has lost a true space pioneer and role model for women in scientific and technical fields. Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, died on 23 July at age 61, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Although her life was cut too short, Ride lived it to the fullest and affected thousands, if not millions, of people along the way. Ride joined NASA in 1978—the same year she received a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Stanford University—after responding to a job ad for astronauts in the university’s student newspaper. She broke barriers for women when she flew on board the shuttleChallenger on 18 June 1983. She was aboard the shuttle again in 1984.

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The 8th Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology

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Imagine the opportunity to connect with outstanding women in engineering and technology around the world! That’s the Global Marathon. This 6-day free, live, interactive web-conference is the only event bringing together women engineers worldwide. We need your help in raising awareness of this unique event – it connects women of all disciplines, all career stages and in all countries. GM12 is an annual worldwide forum featuring daily, live webcasts to connect professional women and college students in conversations about education and careers in engineering and technology. It voices the issues and challenges they choose to speak about. All are saved so that previous sessions can be viewed by women want to be inspired and informed by what women engineers do.