LMG Board wishes you happy holidays and a succesful and healthy 2021!
With this difficult and, for many people, beyond challenging year coming to a close, we look back and count our blessings. The most important things in life now are simple. Whether it's getting in touch with a friend virtually or kicking back on the sofa wearing a pair of comfy socks and drinking hot tea, it's more important than ever to enjoy these little moments and find peace of mind in them. So kick those shoes off and take a few minutes to find out what's new at LMG :)
MEET THE TEAM
"Kleine Keime" are the winners of the 1st LMG Idea Contest
We present to you the winners of our 1st Idea Contest - Kleine Keime. They come from Dresden and this is what they say about themselves and their project:
We are a group of enthusiastic, successful female scientists of several disciplines. After reading several studies pointing to an unconscious formation of stereotypes beginning very early in their education, we had the desire of bringing young children (2nd-3rd grade) in direct contact with scientists, focusing, particularly on girls. Through an exposure of children to female researchers and interacting with them in the framework of age-appropriate science-based playful activities, this project has the aim of implanting a seed (“Keim”) in the mind of the girls, that will make them aware and more receptive to scientific activities, ideally crystallizing in a scientific career path. In analogy to a crystal growth process, where over a large period of time large crystals can form around an initial seed, we have named our project “Kleine Keime der Wissenschaft”. Our long-term objective is to establish this project as a regular activity at the IFW-Dresden, combining science dissemination with focus on overcoming gender stereotypes.
Power in Academia
Interview with our board member Haibo Ruan by the science blog “Elephant in the Lab revolves around questions like:
Where and how is power exercised or abused? And how can this be addressed?
What practices and mechanisms are ensuring an equal workplace or perpetuating inequalities?
How can we improve leadership and working conditions in academia / science?
Invited by the Falling Walls, LMG has become an official partner in launching the workshop series “Female Talents in Science” in the coming years focusing on leadership development training for female scientists.
Following the recent #IchWill campaign, one of the main goals is to foster leadership development in female scientists from the MINT-sector who are keen on developing and improving skills, competencies, and confidence as leaders.
As part of the initiative, the LMG members were invited to take part in a 2-hour, interactive pilot-workshop on December 1st, which offered a unique opportunity to sneak preview some of the best leadership development training activities.
More opportunities for our members will follow in the coming months.
Shop our merch
A young artist Mia Štark has created three art pieces for our merch with science as inspiration. Below you can see three samples of what you can shop, with many more different merch pieces like shirts, phone cases or stickers in our store.