Sep 14 – 16, 2022
Zoom and Lecture Hall 2U01, Leopoldstr. 13, Munich
Europe/Berlin timezone

Of course! Inspiring stories about becoming a scientist

Sep 14, 2022, 11:45 AM


Lecture Hall 2U01, Leopoldstr. 13


Dr Audine Laurian (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Meteorologisches Institut, "Waves to Weather" (CRC 165))


I will present a project aiming at inspiring school children and students, and in particular women to study and have an academic career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. The comic books "Of course!" and "Of course!2" feature fifteen interviews of female and male role models working in meteorology, mathematics, marine biology, climate physics and astrophysics in Europe or North America. Each of these researchers experienced gender biases and imbalance at home, during their education, or at their work place. They made positive changes allowing them to lead a fulfilled life as a scientist, and sometimes to even change their work environment. Each interview is illustrated by a different artist. The result is a colourful collection of personal and inspiring stories covering a number of gender and diversity issues.

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