GesMINT Kick-Off-Workshop - Development of Competence and Structures for Gender-Sensitive STEM Research


On August 18, 2022, the GesMINT project managers and the project team welcomed representatives of faculties, profile areas, clusters of excellence, the relevant teaching and research areas with a gender and diversity focus at RWTH, as well as the Equal Opportunity Office and the Equal Opportunity Commission to the kick-off event of the GesMINT project in in the Gästehaus of RWTH.

After the greeting by Prorector Prof. Sabine Brück-Dürkop and the presentation of GesMINT by the project leader Dr. Ralitsa Petrova-Stoyanov, the well-founded content-related inputs by Prorector Prof. Dr. Ute Habel as well as by Sebastian Schneider (GDI) provided valuable insights into the successful integration of the gender dimension in research designs. Under the guidance of Dr. Elke Müller, head of the research department, the questions of transfer to other research areas and the challenges there in terms of content and structure were then discussed controversially in small groups.

Program 10:00 am Arrival and Welcoming
Prof. Sabine Brück-Dürkop, Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development 10:05 am Introduction of the Project GesMINT - Development of Competences and Structures for Gendersensitive STEM-Research at RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Ralitsa Petrova-Stoyanov, Project Coordination & Head of the Integration Team (IGaD)

10:15 am

Impulse on the Significance of the Gender Dimension in Neuropsychological Gender Research
Prof. Dr. Ute Habel, Vice-Rector for International Affairs & Professor for Neuropsychological Gender Research 10:35 am Insights into Gendersensitive STEM-Research at RWTH
Sebastian Schneider, Researcher at the Research Group Gender and Diversity in Engineering 10:50 am Break 11:05 am Group phase: Gender Dimension and Research - Requirements, Challenges, Opportunities
Dr. Elke Müller, Head of Dezernat 4 - Research 11:30 am Presentation of Results 11:45 am Get Together and Exchange (Lunch) 12:30 am Closing