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TWIST-ON: Celebrating and forging initiatives in STEM awareness among women and young girls

TWIST-ON (Dublin, 17th - 19th of October 2012), the closing event of the EU FP7 funded project TWIST (http://www.the-twist-project.eu) is opening its second days of activities in the auditorium of the Science Gallery (http://sciencegallery.com/) in Dublin, Ireland.

Check out the TWIST website to learn more about the event:
http://www.the-twist-project.eu/en/event/21/

Photos of the event are available here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecsite/sets/72157631798270749/

This three day event is the culmination of a Framework 7 project TWIST which included seven science museums across Europe. As women continue to be under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematical research, the EU funded project Towards Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) developed a range of initiatives that aimed to increase the interest of STEM amongst students, with a particular focus on girls.

During TWIST-ON, participants will experience some of the exciting and innovative TWIST initiatives, hear from leading women scientists, have an opportunity to share experiences and learn from others in this discursive and open table format. Participants will engage with many different types of stakeholders who are addressing this important issue with practical solutions and have possibilities for future collaborations with stakeholders across Europe. A summary of key initiatives and programmes developed and implemented by all stakeholders will be compiled and disseminated.

Towards Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) is an EU SiS funded project which aims to raise awareness of the wideranging roles played by women in science, engineering and technology. It will also highlight the importance of gender within science research.

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