At the beginning of October, the sixth edition of the World Space Week Wrocław Conference will be held. This year, the event will focus on issues related to women’s achievements in science and engineering.
“Under the theme” Women in Science and Engineering “, invited guests will promote new science and technologies among young people, enthusiasts and professionals. Admission is free, after pre-registration” – told PAP-Science in Poland Anna Bukiewicz- Szul, Board Member of the WroSpace Association, organizer Conference.
During the two days of the conference, 1-2 October (Saturday-Sunday) fixed in Wroclaw, in the Concordia Design Building (Wyspa Słodowa 7), a series of lectures, panel discussions, refresher sessions and behind-the-scenes meetings will be held. The event will be held static with the dispatch items.
As highlighted in the event’s promotional materials, “Space exploration, the great challenges facing humanity require action and cooperation on the part of all of us.”
“In no field of science can you see so much cooperation and use of the best features of women and men, as in astronautics and large-scale space exploration,” the organizers wrote. They added, “NASA, once very masculine, is now focusing on close collaboration between the sexes and wants women to make up half of its staff by the end of the decade. This trend is visible worldwide.” Therefore, during World Space Week, the organizers want to honor “the former silent heroines, and now equal participants in Polish scientific life – women who are not afraid of challenges and who can cross borders.” As added in the press material, they also want to “show men who understand that only together we have the power to change the world.”
The conference will adopt a multidisciplinary format. It will be linked to the family area, meetings with authors and a space for establishing contacts and collaboration (communication area). “The aim of the conference is to present the scientific and technological achievements of Polish and Polish women, thereby inspiring girls and boys to take career paths in science and engineering” – emphasized the organizers.
The accompanying events aim to enhance the conference’s message and spread the importance and attractiveness of science among children and youth. The aim of the event is also to support the process of creating staff for the science and technology sector, especially for the dynamically developing space sector in Poland.
Among the invitees: Dr. Alexandra Bukata (Poland), d. Olga Malenkevich (Sully Technologies), A. Agnieszka Zalewska IFJ PAN (Former Chairman of the Scientific Council of CERN) – Online, A. Sarah Seager (MiT, NASA) – Online, Prof. Andrzej Dragan, dr Anna Fogtman (ESA), Katarzyna Malinowska (Kozminski University), Wiktor Niedzicki, Representing CBK PAN, Dr Anna Chrobry.
This event is organized by the association WroSpace, whose co-organizer: the Polish Space Agency and the Empiria i Wiedza Foundation. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the European Space Agency and the Ministry of Education and Science.
World Space Week Wrocaw, a nationwide educational and popularizing event, has been taking place in Wrocław since 2017. This event is part of the World Space Week initiative, but as the organizers emphasize in Wrocaw – the theme is modified according to current issues for Poland each year.
Admission is free, after pre-registration (conference: https://app.evenea.pl/event/wsww2022/; workshops for children and adolescents: www.worldspaceweek.pl; workshops in the networking area for students and professionals: www.worldspaceweek.t). More on the website: www.worldspaceweek.pl
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