5th February 2019
The Irish Network for Gender Equality in Computing (INGENIC) held its 3rd meeting in DCU on Friday 11th January. The meeting was chaired by Dr Monica Ward from the School of Computing, DCU.
Three guest speakers gave extremely interesting talks. Sandra Healy, DCU’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion, gave an insightful presentation on the Athena Swan process. Jennifer Ryan (IDA) informed the group about the IDA’s work on gathering information on females in STEM initiatives across different sectors: primary school, secondary school, third level, working and returners. Joe English (Professional Development Service for Teachers – PDST) gave an overview of the roll-out of the new Leaving Cert Computer Science curriculum and the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) they have delivered to teachers. Overall, the meeting was very productive and members will continue to work on collaborative initiatives focusing on increasing gender equality in computing and relevant projects in the female in computing domain.