Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have often been sidelined and their labour made invisible, although they have been integral to science and other allied disciplines through time. Who are the women in STEM in India that we should know about? How do they navigate a field that has multiple implicit gender biases and hurdles? How can we amplify diverse voices from the field? These questions form the base of an exciting collaborative event by India Culture Lab and Point of View on 7 March 2020.
Our event on women in STEM will create conversations and spark dialogue about the breakthroughs led by them in science, as well as their collective pleasures, possibilities and perils of doing science in India. The day will comprise of films, performances, reading, art exhibits, panels and presentations. On the eve of International Women's Day 2020, this event will celebrate the trailblazing women in STEM as vital contributors to the progress of our collective human journey.
Mapping the terrain: Indian women in STEM | 11 am:
A masterclass on Indian women in STEM by founders of The Life of Science — Nandita Jayaraj and Ashima Dogra.
Pleasures, Perils and Possibilities of STEM | 1 pm:
A conversation with eminent women in STEM on the contributions & realities of Indian women in science. With Amrita Mahale, Gita Chadha, Geetha Venkataraman, A. Mani, Ramya Kannabiran and Aparna Hegde.
STEM x Art | 2.30 pm:
Creative & interactive tech exhibits, featuring some groundbreaking work by women in STEM. Artists from diverse schools come together to blend elements of STEM with performance art, followed by an interactive Q&A session with exhibitors & artists. This includes two performances- one muscial performance by Vidya Shah and another dance performance by Beej Foundation led by Sanjukta Wagh.