by Jess Wade Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) and International Women’s Day (8th March) are two international events that have inspired ICFO to dedicate an entire month (Feb 11th – Mar 8th) to women in science with activities designed to celebrate women’s accomplishments as well as examine the current reality for women pursing scientific careers.
These events are directed to all ICFOnians as well as member of our extended community, and aim to support a diverse and inclusive environment in science.
INVITED TALK: “Why we need to keep speaking about equity in science- case study Wikipedia”
Dr. Jess Wade, Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials Imperial College
Dr Jess Wade is an Imperial College Research Fellow working in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. Her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. She previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fuchter group at Imperial College London, where she optimised these chiral systems such that they can absorb/emit circularly polarised light as well as transport spin-polarised electrons. For her PhD Jess concentrated on new materials for photovoltaics and the development of advanced characterisation techniques to better understand their molecular packing. Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communicate on and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline.
This talk will be presented in two parts: informative presentation followed by a hands-on Wikipedia workshop
Reference: Dr Jess Wade . TED Talk (Link to video)