Diversity & Outreach

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in STEM

I have gathered a lot of documents, papers, surveys and talks on the topic, with specific emphasis on women in STEM, women in physics, queer people in STEM and queer people in physics. If you any or all of it, please send me an email ayael.birenbaum [at] gmail.com. My own talks and documents can be downloaded here.

Dr. Sarah Rugheimer compiled an excellent repository of peer-reviewed papers on the current status quo for women in STEM. At the bottom of the page, you can find links to various statistics, should you want to run the numbers yourself.

Outreach & Diversity Activities

2019 – Co-Organiser of Pint of Science in Ottawa, Atoms to Galaxies theme

2018 – Invited Panel Member, Diversity discussion, SESAPS, University of Tennessee, USA
Diversity & Inclusion at the Lab: importance and solutions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA [slides]
LGBTQ+ Talks for Pride Month 2018, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA [slides]
ORCS Girls: teach middle school girls to code, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

2016-17 – ORNL’s travelling Science Fair trailer, TN, USA

2013Breaking the Wall of Computation with Multiferroics, Falling Walls, Berlin, Germany
What do Electrons, LEGO & computers have in common?, Science Slam, Zürich, Switzerland

2010Dualities: Towards Greater Unification in Physics, Talk at Imperial College London, UK

2007Introduction to Astrophysics, class aged 6–7, EABJM International School, Paris, France

2006-07 – Lab demonstrator at Science Fair, Royal Holloway, London, UK