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[Mar-28]Gender and Science / Technology! Why should we care?

Seminar of Institute of Information Systems and Applications

Speaker :


Prof. Wen-Ling Hong(洪文玲教授)

Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology

Topic :

Gender and Science / Technology! Why should we care?

Date :

13:30-15:00 Wednesday 28-March-2018

Place :

台達館R105Delta Building R105

Host :

Prof. Yi-Shin Chen


This talk discuss about the common questions in Science and Technology towards Gender, why should we care? Or What should we care about? Speaker will give examples of the science and technology we see today have been shaped by gender and efforts to reveal the unseen sides of science and technology development. She will also show the recent trends in gendered innovation, which incorporates the method of gender study into technological innovation process. By this new approach, we hope to produce results that promote the society we live in a more gender-equal place. 



Wen-Ling Hong received her PhD degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2000. Her PhD research studied free-surface turbulence with an experimental approach. After graduation, she became a full-time homemaker for 5 years. This experience has led her to learn about birth and breastfeeding peer supports, as well as advance her English communication. She moved to Taiwan and joined the Faculty of Ocean Engineering in National Kaohsiung Marine University since 2005. She expanded her research into interdisciplinary fields of Gender in Engineering and Science, Technology and Society (STS) soon after. She established the STS Research Center in the university in 2012. Hong has been engaging in topics in science communication, citizen science, engineering ethics, engineering education reform, as well as gender and S&T. She has served several terms in the boards of Taiwan STS Association and the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology. Since 2014, she has co-led Taiwan Gender In Science and Technology (Taiwan GIST), a government funded project, to promote better gender policy and involvement in S&T. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of a newsletter for Women in S&T, established in 2008 and continuously funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology with over 23,000 subscriptions.



All faculties and students are welcome to join.