French nanoscientist to speak in Dublin about gender and science

18 May 2012

Looking at the STEM subjects and gender

Anne Pépin from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France will be giving a free lecture in Dublin on Monday at the Alliance Française about gender and science.

Pépin is a senior researcher at CNRS and her specialisations include nanotechnology and micro-fluidics. Monday’s talk will centre on her work as a scientific adviser at the Mission pour la place des femmes au CNRS.

In this role, Pépin has initiated a comparative study on actions developed in the US and Canada to attract, retain and advance women in science and engineering.

She is also the local CNRS co-ordinator for the European Commission FP7-funded INTEGER project, the INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research, which also involves Trinity College Dublin.

Pépin will also speak at the Euroscience Forum in Dublin this July about the gender balance in research in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, and how it is a concern across Europe.

Anne Pepin

French nanoscientist Anne Pépin

Monday’s event will take place at the Alliance Française on Kildare Street at 6.30pm in collaboration with the Cultural and Scientific Service of the French Embassy in Ireland.

The event is free and open to all. While Pépin will be giving her lecture in French, there will also be English slides, plus a Q&A session after the talk in both English and French.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic