• Panelists

    In Alphabetic Order of Surname

    Silvina Ponce Dawson

    Silvina Ponce Dawson is the full professor of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the superior researcher of Argentinian National Research Council (CONICET), and the acting president of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). Also, She is the senior associate of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste and associate editor of Editorial Board of Biophysics for Frontiers. She was Chair (2005-2009) of the Physics Department, UBA. Her main research interests are in biological and statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics. For the last 20 years she has been involved in numerous activities to help reduce the gender gap in physics and in science. She was Latin American representative (2007-2011) and Chair (2011-2014) of the Working Group on Women in Physics of the IUPAP and Vice-President at Large with Gender Champion duties (2017-2019). She is member of the Executive Committee of the Gender Gap in Science Project and coordinator of its Latin American chapter. She co-edited with Lilia Meza Montes of Puebla, Mexico, a book on the gender gap in STEM in Latin America. She is member of the Network of Gender, Science and Technology and of the advisory committee for the Program on Gender Equality of the Argentinian Ministry of Science. She is mother of two and grandmother of another two.

     

    Presentation Title: Introducing the Gender Perspective into STEM Education

    Sheau-Wen Lin

    Sheau-Wen Lin has over 25 years’ experience in science education, teaching at tertiary levels, and being involved in science teacher education in Taiwan. She is Academic Vice President at the National Pingtung University(NPTU), and is responsible for the development and implementation of STEM courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates at the university. Her key competencies lie in the following areas:

    • STEM Education for Elementary Teachers and Students
    • Elementary Science Teacher Education
    • Science Language Learning
    • Students’ Misconceptions of Science

    She has shared her insights in STEM learning and teaching on various occasions in Taiwan and at international conferences. She had served as President of Association of Science Education in Taiwan and Vice president of East-Asia Association for Science Education. She is an author or co-author of several books on STEM education, published by NPTU. She has a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Science Education.

     

    Presentation Title: Pre-service Elementary Female Teachers’ Beliefs of and Attitudes toward STEM Education

    Mariko Ogawa

    Mariko Ogawa is an Associate Professor of the Center for Gender Equality Promotion at Tohoku University. She is specializing in sociology and law, gender studies, and women’s leadership. Her research interests include gender equality policy, domestic violence, and women’s leadership in higher education and STEM field. Her publication, “Domestic Violence to Minkan Shelter” (Domestic Violence and Women’s Shelters , 2015, Japan, Seori Shobo), received the Raicho Hiratsuka Prize from Japan Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan. Her co-authors publication is “Japanese Women in Leadership” (2021, Palgrave Macmillan).

    Dr. Ogawa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles. She received her master’s degree in Social Science and her doctorate in Social Science and Gender Studies from Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. She has previously trained female employees at a Japanese bank and worked as a researcher at the Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. After receiving her doctorate, she worked at Center for Leadership Education and Research of Ochanomizu University, and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as an Associate Professor of Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality at Kyushu University in Japan.

     
    Presentation Title: Gender Gap in STEM Fields in Japanese Academia :
    Challenges and Opportunities

    Chia-Li Wu

    Chia-Li Wu has been participating women’s groups for women’s rights and gender equity education since early 1980s in Taiwan. She was once on leave for 6 years to take a government position in a Standing Commission of Examination which is supervising all national exams for screening civil servants and policies related to civil service. She was a Principal Investigator in many liverwort and gender & science projects. She is the founding President (2011/11-2015) of the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology (TWiST). She had also been a board director of INWES (2015-2020, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists) and Chair of INWES-APNN (2018-2020, Asia Pacific Nation Network). In 2008, she initiated the publication of a monthly e-Journal for Taiwan Women Scientists to build a network among them. Now the e-Journal has been expanded to a new form as “Taiwan Women e-Press” by younger women scientists. She obtained her PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, her MS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her BS from National Taiwan University.

     
    Presentation Title: Networking of Asia Pacific STEM Women
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