2019.07.05-06 The Conference on the Ethics of Science & Technology and Sustainable Development

Reported by Shun-Lien Sung of TWiST

The Conference were open to the public. Main participants include IBC and COMEST members, and presidents of UNESCO-affiliated organizations, who were joined by observers from Member States of UNESCO; organizations of the United Nations system; international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; invited experts and members of the general public.

IBC: International Bioethics Committee
COMEST: World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology

The objectives of the Conference are to provide an open forum for the exchange of idea and information on the ethics of science and technology and its implications to sustainable development and to create public awareness on the issue. The meeting also provides an opportunity for networking and future collaboration among participants and observers.

On 5-6 July 2019 in conjunction with the 26th Session of IBC and the 11th Session of COMEST, which were taken place during 2-7 July 2019 at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand.

Secretary General of INWES, Prof. Jung Sun Kim, were notified by Moutaud Monique of France and seek the recommendation of Professor Chia-li Wu from the Asia-Pacific region to observe the “The Conference” in Bangkok.  So that Shun-Lien Sung, president of TWiST, was appointed (self-financing). She quickly booked the ticket and hotel in great deal and arrived in the Jul-4th evening and flew back to Taiwan at Jul-7th in the morning.

The opening ceremony hosted by Thai Princess Sirindhorn (the second princess of King Pomeran).  The 63-year-old Princess Sirindhorn dressed plainly and gave opening speech in fluent English. The princess breaks the stereotype that was my impression.

Follow up Deputy Director-General of UNESCO introduced science and technology ethics and sustainable development, speech connection. http://www.stethicsconference2019.net/

The conference is an annual working conference of the UNESCO Science and Technology Ethics Society, where interaction between people are limited. Participants are committee members so that there is no host reception. On the first day welcome reception based on invitation. We, INWES, did not receive the invitation. INWES registration information was recorded on the site, but organizer could not find INWES name tag and felt embarrassed. It seems that organizer did not aware of United Nations claimed Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women dated on December 18, 1979.

The development and research of new technologies will not be able to contribute to human beings when they are used by illicit motives; it is important to use ethical norms. Example of Jiankui He, a scientist from Shenzhen, China, used the “CRISPR/Cas9” gene editing technology were discussed. He claimed that successfully used gene editing technology to overcome diseases. However, the technology of genetically editing embryos is mostly not allowed. This is illegal in most parts of Europe and is banned in the United States. Because his research did not use public sector resources, it became a loophole in ethical norms. Although the registries for the projects were mentioned, it will still be a challenge.

The most impressed part is that during conference, there are young people drawing speakers’ speech on large poster in their own interpretation.  So that difference sections’ recorded as comic can be shared. These young people are not only owned painting skill, but also understand the conference theme.

GENOME Technology

Climate change

AI Technology

Comic poster exhibition area

Registration

2018亞太&非洲區域問卷調查報告

2018年度的性別平等障礙(gender barrier)國際問卷調查,調查結果報告已完成。
完整報告下載:The 2018 Policy Report on Balanced Development of Human Resources for the Future

調查範圍:針對亞太及非洲區19~30歲STEM領域男女
計畫主持:韓國女科技人協會(KWSE)
*從2014年開始,KWSE每年進行一次亞太區問卷調查,2018年特別納入非洲地區。

慶祝 2019/2/11 聯合國 「國際女性科學日 」三部曲首部-「我,愛」

慶祝 2019/2/11 聯合國 「國際女性科學日 」
為包容性的綠色成長,投資科學中的女性
三部曲首部-「我,愛」

Celebrating UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February, 2019
“Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
Trilogy, first episode, ” I, Love”

2018 APNN Report

亞太女科技人國家聯絡網會議(APNN)年度報告,刊載各會員國家報告,以及會議重點回顧。全文下載 : Report of the 2018 APNN Meeting

  • 2018 APNN 會議由越南 Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU)、Viet Nam Association For Intellectual Women (VAFIW)主辦,於2018年10月18-20日在越南河內舉行
  • 這份報告由台灣女科技人學會編輯,2019年1月出版

請於4/24前推薦女研究生參加YWS Camp,名額2位!

2019 MAPWiST YWS Camp 邀請函

請協助推薦35歲以下女研究生,參加今年的YWS Camp (8月7日~9日)。
主辦單位提供包括韓國來回機票三晚住宿,活動期間安排學術交流及政策討論,希望培養年輕女科學家領導者。

請符合活動資格者,依照以下辦法向台灣女科技人學會申請。學會將選出2位最適合的申請者,推薦給主辦單位。
一、申請者須為本會會員,並繳清108年度會費 (請參考加入會員會費繳費方式)。
二、請在4月24日23:59前繳交以下資料,以電子檔寄到twist.org.tw@gmail.com,主旨請用「中文姓名_YWS application」:

  1. application form
  2. CV
  3. 自我簡介:包含參加動機與目標、對自己專業領域的性別平等觀察、其他個人介紹(如:領導經歷、專業貢獻、公共服務經歷)
  4. 同意書
  5. 指導教授或其他推薦函 (若有,可作為評選參考)
  6. 英語能力證明資料
  7. 審查費1,000元 (依照會費繳費方式繳交)

三、通過學會評選的兩位申請者,請於獲通知後一週內繳交5,000元保證金。保證金將於申請者完成參加活動後全數退還。
四、獲推薦參加活動者,請於回國後一個月內提供會後報告給學會,並受學會邀請完成一場會後分享
五、學會聯絡人:王小姐 (電話02-2799-8026)

參考資料:
2017 YWS Camp 會後報導 (作者:李孟倫 現為台灣女科技人學會理事)

2019.9.19-22 亞太女科技人國家聯絡網會議(APNN)暨國際會議-尼泊爾

International Conference of Women in STEM and APNN 2019

主題
Women: Global Leaders in Science and Engineering

日期
September 19-22, 2019

請至大會官網報名:https://wisenepal.org/conference/
【早鳥到2019年5月31日截止】

KEY DATES

Abstract Submission by March 31, 2019
Early Bird Registration by May 31, 2019
Standard Registration by June 30, 2019
Full paper Submission by June 30, 2019
Conference September 19-22, 2019

 

 

2019.2.12 IUPAC Global Breakfast 台灣北中南活動報名

IUPAC 100 週年慶祝活動之一,全球早餐會,即將於2月12日舉辦。
本次活動主題是 ”Empowering Women in Chemistry”
台灣將有北中南三個地點
我們將與鄰近時區的地點連線交談,並且討論相關議題。

時間
AM9:00~12:00, February 12, 2019

地點
台北:科技部-台北大安區和平東路二段106號20樓2010會議室
台中:東海大學-臺中市西屯區臺灣大道4段1727號,理學院會議室
高雄:中山大學: 高雄市蓮海路七十號,理學院大樓,化學系的會議室SC3003之二

活動網頁:https://sites.google.com/view/iupac100-breakfast-in-taiwan/introduction
報名網址:https://goo.gl/forms/UfxCuqou5UzdpUzC2

本活動由國際純化學和應用化學聯合會、中國化學會、中央研究院化學所、科技部、東海大學理學院、中山大學共同舉辦。

聯絡人
台北:
許昭萍 Cherri Hsu, cherri@sinica.edu.tw
游子宜 Eva Yu, eva69729@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Tel: +886-2-5572-8531

台中:
龍鳳娣 Feng-Di Lung
fengdilung1962@gmail.com
Tel: +886-4-23590121~32244
楊雅安Ann Yang annyang@thu.edu.tw
Tel:+886-4-23590121~ 32002

高雄:
吳慧芬
hwu@faculty.nsysu.edu.tw
Tel: +886-7-5252000-3955
吳佳倩, Jia-Chien Wu,
email: cutesheep22121@icloud.com
Tel:0924112848, 臉書搜尋: Jia Chien Wu (或曉倩)

 

徵選參加2019梨花女子大學-亨利魯斯基金會國際研討會(ELIS)

台灣女科技人學會徵選說明

ELIS是什麼

Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS),由韓國梨花女子大學和美國亨利魯斯基金會(Henry Luce Foundation)共同主辦。ELIS 2019是一項實習型(Intern)研討會,對象是美國和亞洲STEM (科學、科技、工程、數學)領域的女研究生,透過各種訓練課程和分享交流活動,讓女研究生拓展視野,期待培養未來的女性科學領導者。

活動日期
2019年6月25日至7月12日,共18天

活動地點
韓國梨花女子大學

申請資格
1. 於STEM(科學、科技、工程、數學)領域在學之女性碩士或博士研究生
2. 台灣女科技人學會會員,應繳清108年會費。若非會員請先入會
3. 未曾受本會推薦參加過YWS Camp或 ELIS等活動

參加費用
若通過主辦單位評選,將由ELIS Grant負擔全額報名費和旅費,並提供活動期間住宿和餐點

對申請者的要求
1. 須全程參加活動
2. 通過主辦單位評選者,依大會要求須繳交自己研究主題的一篇2000字以下短文,和PowerPoint簡報(最多15張)
3. 活動後需繳交一篇會後報告(格式不拘)給本會,並同意刊登於相關電子報。
4. 獲推薦者需繳交保證金5,000元給本會,若完成參加活動後將全額退還。

申請流程
1. 請備齊申請資料(見後項),寄到台灣女科技人學會Email:twist.org.tw@gmail.com
2. 經學會內部評選出一位獲得推薦,評選結果將以Email個別通知申請者
3. 獲得推薦者,請於接到通知後一星期內,繳交保證金5,000元,並於2019年2月13日前依主辦單位規定上傳申請資料(見Application Guideline)
4. 主辦單位完成評選後將於2019年3月6日公告通過名單

申請資料 (以下1~3項請點連結下載表單格式)
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Statement of Purpose
3. 接受推薦同意書
4. 推薦函
5. 英語能力檢定證書,或其他佐證資料
6. 其他有利評選的說明或證明

台灣女科技人學會
聯絡人:王小姐
聯絡電話:02-2799-8026
E-mail:twist.org.tw@gmail.com

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