PGSOC EDI Panel Discussion

27 September 2018

Together with the School’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee, PGSOC held a panel discussion event: ‘Women’s Equity in STEM’ on August 30, with an aim to raise awareness of the current underrepresentation of women in STEM disciplines.

The panel comprised 4 female representatives with PhD experience in STEM and who are currently working in related industries or academia: Professor Julie Cairney from Sydney University, Dr Judy Hart from UNSW, Amanda Wang from Pallion and Dr Maryam Parviz from UNSW.

Panel members shared experiences from their PhDs, careers and also provided sound advice about skill development and the benefits of a good mentor. The panel was well received by all attendees including School students, staff and EDI representatives from across the University such as Professor Mark Hoffman (Dean of Engineering) and Tierney Marey (Science EDI Project Officer).