WG5 School: Better Inclusion, Better Science, Building Impact in MW-GAIA
The WG5 school (at the National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius) will be held 3 - 5, July 2023. Participation is in-person (with a hybrid remote option possible) for this meeting.
Deadline for registration: 1 June 2023
Full details are available on the school webpage
Outline of the School This 3 day school will cover topics related to improving inclusion in the science process, how this leads to better science, and more impactful science. In the school the MW-Gaia community will discuss, with the help of professionals from several scientific and social disciplines, current best practice in inclusion and impact and learn about possible new initiatives and solutions. Speakers will show how their Equality/Diversity/Inclusion commitment is fundamental in underpinning their research. Topics for the School include: * public engagement with research * practical skills on engagement with different audiences (including policy-makers) * practical development of a public engagement project about Gaia. * training in social innovation * applying scientific knowledge to tackle social issues * gender and diversity training * contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Day one will focus on EDI - what is equity, diversity and inclusion? Participants will consider how they identify. How improving diversity, inclusion, in a project can increase the science impact of the project.
Day two will consider the application to the case of Gaia. A distributed, Pan European project, with science impact across astronomy, across domains. How the project culture within Gaia aims to promote greater understanding between the team, leading to better science outputs.
Day three will provide training in communication of ideas, and how this can help reinforce students ability to actively participate in and promote the development of a positive and inclusive culture within the MW-Gaia network.
The meeting is especially aimed at MW-Gaia WG5 members of the project, who will discuss the current state of their work and discuss the future decisions to be taken.
The financial support can be awarded for Early Carrier researchers and researchers from ITC countries.