February WIS Seminar

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00 - 1:00pm

Londa Schiebinger


Women's Interchange at SLAC (WIS) and Stanford WISE Ventures,
 Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, presents


Londa Schiebinger
Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University


                                       speaking on

"Gendered Innovations
in Science, Engineering, Health & Medicine, and the Environment"


Women and men differ in their needs for and experience with
. Thus it is important to include both women and men in
technology design. Integrating sex and gender
analysis into research as
well as including both women and men users in technology
are positive actions that can lead to better designs and
the marketability of products.

Gendered Innovations Project provides state-of-the-art methods
of analysis for scientists and engineers that improve their research
and innovation. Several case studies will be discussed as concrete
illustrations of these new methods:

  • Stem cell research

  • Language translation by machines

  • Assistive technologies for the elderly

Ideas for a gender analysis of any SLAC project will be solicited.




  Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
            SLAC, Sycamore Conference Room #195, Building 040
                2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA

Everyone is welcome - Bring your lunch and bring a friend!




Corrine Purcell email: purcell@slac.stanford.edu

Last Updated 02/12/14