Summer University Women in Engineering
Women students and professionals in engineering
Center of Excellence Women in Science and Technology at Universität Bremen
The 12th annual Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni will take place online! Every year this summer school for engineering offers compact teachings in engineering and technology for women students and professionals. Entering higher education, developing a student career, transitioning into the labour market and lifelong academic learning are all addressed in the course of the summer school. Women students of all disciplines, levels and different types of institutions of higher education as well as all women interested in engineering and women professionals from all over the world are cordially invited to participate. Courses will be placed online from June to the end of September, with new courses being added throughout the summer.
The theme for 2020 is “Boundaries of the Body”. (Women’s) bodies are sites of technological developments. Boundaries and limits become increasingly blurred: for example through the optimisation of health parameters, the digital and technical enhancement of the body, the unregulated collection of body-related data, and the bodies suffering the consequences of technology-based warfare. The Summer University 2020 aim to give space and time for critical reflections and highly welcomes experimental debates on the relationship between technological knowledge and developments in societies. Course material will deal with applications of technical know-how in spaces for work and life (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarisation, etc.) from feminist perspectives.