The Bridge the Gap! project invites academics to attend a 1-day small group meeting to share and discuss cutting-edge research on how to attract and retain technical talent in school and work contexts among interdisciplinary social scientists. Topics discussed will include social identity, gender inequality in STEM, professional development of engineers and turnover in STEM. Contribute to vivid discussions about these topics.
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Keynote Ruth van Veelen(*1) & Maaike Endedijk(*2)
Building a professional identity in STEM: Key insights and deliverables of 4 years Bridge the Gap! research
Envisioning a future in STEM: challenges of inclusion among underrepresented students
Katharina Block (Social and Behavioral Science, University of Amsterdam) A complex picture – Predictor’s of women’s STEM interest within and between countries.
Kezia Olive (Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki) Gendered difference in motivation profiles, achievement and STEM aspiration of elementary school students.
Sofie Craps (Engineering Technology, KU Leuven) Right from the start. The importance of supporting professional and self-awareness in making well informed career choices
Marlon Nieuwenhuis (Educational Sciences and Technology, University of Twente) First generation students and drop out from STEM studies during the first year
Mieke Cannaerts (Engineering Technology, KU Leuven) Underrepresented groups of engineering students: role of professional awareness in inclusion
Keynote Francesca Manzi
Why women have a harder time entering and staying in STEM (Department of Management, London School of Economics)
Creating a diverse workforce in STEM: Workplace ‘push/pull’ factors for professionals
Fabiola Dorn (School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol) Understanding quitting intentions of novice employees in engineering: a qualitative pilot study
Lianne Aarntzen (Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente) Daily diary study on newcomer socialization in technical companies
Elena Bacchini (Social, Health and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University) At the heart of society: Majority group members’ responses to social change
Iris Meinderts (Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, KU Leuven) Daily perceptions of feedback and academic certainty among junior researchers in competitive or more collaborative STEM-fields
Closing session & Drinks (ends at 17.30)