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1 Students viewpoint of Women in Engineering field EDEM May, Athens Tzedaki Maria BEST EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE

2 BEST is… Board of European Students of Technology Non political / non profit Voluntary Since 1989 Our target group... Students of Technology

3 BEST 30 countries 79 universities active members Reaching students all over Europe

4 Educational Committee Contribute in the development of engineering education in Europe Participation in European Thematic Networks and Thematic Network Projects concerning Engineering Education BEST Educational Involvement EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

5 Events on Education One week events on educational topics Symposiums or BACos Participant: stakeholders in engineering education Sharing opinions and experiences Outcomes of the discussions presented in conferences all around Europe EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

6 History From 1996 until 4/2008: 23 Symposia, 4 BACo Conferences attended: SEFI-IGIP joint annual Conference 2 nd SEFI Deans Conference Joined 9 Thematic Networks EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

7 Past Cooperation - Participation TREE Management committee BEST lead two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EuroPACE SPUTNIC EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

8 Cooperation – participations(1/2) TREE dissemination EIE-Surveyor VM-BASE Virtual Mobility 2 years EU ICT Project Symposium in Sofia 2007 EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

9 Cooperation – participation (2/2) UNESCO SEFI IFEES TREE-TWO EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

10 Women in Engineering field BEST Academics and Companies Forum Topic: Quality in Engineering Education NTUA, Athens, May 2008 EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

11 How men see women engineers EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Lack of practical abilities Less skillful than men Short terms thinking Unconsidered interest for career

12 How women engineers see themselves EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Patient Equal with men Intend Creative Well organised

13 Problems for a woman engineer EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Stereotypes Motherhood Lack of Respect Low salary

14 Solutions Established Educational System Powerful role in labor market Confidence Better Promotion Support Fatherhood Well designed curricula EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

15 Special Programs Support Programs Special Scholarships Support departments Mentoring System Useful for both men and women Optional Flexible Background Avoid Ghettos/discriminations EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes

16 Contact

17 Questions??? Thank you for your attention!!!


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