The Noise Gap – interactive art on the Gender Gap in science
Causes of the gender gap and manifestations of gender bias in science have been extensively researched and demonstrated. Yet this sound is often not heard. To draw attention to this issue, an interactive sound artwork is coming to the Science Park campus.
For example, at the Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science (UvA), only 31% of all academic staff are women. And the higher the position, the fewer women: only 16% of all professors are women (FNWI, 2020). Women are perceived as less talented (Leslie et al., 2015), female students and academics are less likely to receive research funding (Vanderlee & Ellemens, 2015), and equal curricula vitae for academic positions are valued more highly for men than for women ( Moss-Racusin et al., 2015).
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.