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STEMM Through the Looking Glass Panel

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The UTS Faculty of Science invites you to attend STEMM Through the Looking Glass, a panel discussion in honour of Ada Lovelace Day, the international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

At this interactive event in collaboration with UTS Library, UTS Science and UTS Equity and Diversity Unit, you will hear from a panel of UTS women in STEMM talk about their research and explain why they love what they do. You will also have opportunities to network over a light lunch and experience some robotic and digital technology that will ignite your imagination.

Tuesday 17 October, 12.00 - 1.30pm
UTS Library - Level 4 Room 4.k
Light refreshments will be served

RSVP via Eventbrite invitation

Professor Bill Gladstone (Interim Dean, Faculty of Science) will open the event.
Professor Shari Forbes (Chair, Academic Women in Science) will be the facilitator.

Panelists include:

Dr Cindy Gunawan
Cindy is a nano-biologist who has worked in the fundamental and translational research of nanoparticle-cell interactions for over six years. Her team has discovered the phenomena of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial nanoparticles and is now working to unravel the mechanisms, in a hope for a successful long term use of the potent antimicrobial in this era of increasing antibiotic resistance.

Professor Elise Van Den Hoven
Elise is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher studying how tangible and physical interaction can be used for interaction with digital information in everyday environments, in particular to support human remembering.

Dr Mehra Haghi
Mehra is a pharmaceutical scientist who has actively worked in the area of respiratory drug delivery for six years. Her research encompasses both formulation and delivery of inhalable therapeutics with a view to create new and more effective approaches to treat a range of respiratory diseases.

Dr Catherine Burke
Catherine is a microbiologist who is fascinated by the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies. She has been studying microbial communities for the last ten years, and her research is focused on characterising the human microbiome in various states of health and disease.

Dr Julia Prior
Underpinning Julia's work is a nexus of teaching, research and engagement concerns focusing on people performing technical work and their practices.

Dr Annette Dowd
Annette is an experimental physicist who is fascinated by the chemicals and materials of life. She designs new experimental techniques and means of characterising biological systems, most recently studying phosopholipid bilayers which make up cell membranes.

Please RSVP as spots are limited.

This event will have live captioning.

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Eighth Anniversary of Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace, often referred to as the world's first computer programmer, has become a symbol for women studying and working in technology. Founded by Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009, Ada Lovelace Day highlights the successes of women in STEMM and introduces new role models to women of all ages.

Find inspiration and get to know women in STEMM in Australia and internationally!

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