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  1. Students’ viewpoint of Women in Engineering field EDEM 24 -25 May, Athens Tzedaki Maria BEST EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE

  2. BEST is… • Board of European Students of Technology • Non political / non profit • Voluntary • Since 1989 • Our target group... Students of Technology

  3. BEST • 30 countries • 79 universities • 2 600 active members • Reaching 1 000 000students all over Europe

  4. BESTEducational Involvement EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Educational Committee Contribute in the development ofengineering education inEurope Participation in European Thematic Networks and Thematic Network Projects concerning Engineering Education

  5. Events on Education EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes One week events on educational topics SymposiumsorBACos Participant: stakeholders in engineering education Sharing opinions and experiences Outcomes of the discussions presented in conferences all around Europe

  6. History EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes From 1996 until 4/2008: 23 Symposia,4 BACo Conferences attended: • SEFI-IGIP joint annual Conference • 2nd SEFI Deans Conference Joined9Thematic Networks

  7. Past Cooperation - Participation EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes TREE • Management committee • BEST lead two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EuroPACE • SPUTNIC

  8. Cooperation – participations(1/2) EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes TREE dissemination EIE-Surveyor VM-BASE • Virtual Mobility • 2 years EU ICT Project • Symposium in Sofia 2007

  9. Cooperation – participation (2/2) EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes UNESCO SEFI IFEES TREE-TWO

  10. Women in Engineering field EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes BEST Academics and Companies Forum Topic: “Quality in Engineering Education” NTUA, Athens, May 2008

  11. How men see women engineers Lack of practical abilities EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Short terms thinking Less skillful than men Unconsidered interest for career

  12. How women engineers see themselves Patient EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Creative Intend Equal with men Well organised

  13. Problems for a woman engineer EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Stereotypes Motherhood Lack of Respect Low salary

  14. Solutions EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Established Educational System Powerful role in labor market Confidence Better Promotion Support Fatherhood Well designed curricula

  15. Special Programs EduCo EoE History Cooperation Women in Engineering Outcomes Support Programs • Special Scholarships • Support departments Mentoring System • Useful for both men and women • Optional • Flexible • Background • Avoid Ghettos/discriminations

  16. Contact education@BEST.eu.org www.best.eu.org

  17. Questions??? Thank you for your attention!!!