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The ISINA Symposium 2023 will take place on 30/03/2023 and 31/03/2023 as a hybrid event.

Record attendance at ISINA symposium 2022

Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in MINT (ISINA) with the motto "Working digitally - curse or blessing?" records attendance with over 250 participants

From 30 to 31 March 2022, the Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in STEM Field (ISINA) took place for the seventh time, a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange on topics such as "Interdisciplinary Research", "Strategies for Success" as well as for passing on impulses for innovative forms of work. The initiators of the symposium are Professor Olfa Kanoun, Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Karla Kebsch, Equality Commissioner and Women’s Representative of the Chemnitz University of Technology.

The opening lecture on "Integrative LeichtBAUtechnik - Potenziale und Chancen" was given by Professor Sandra Gelbrich. For Professor Gelbrich, lightweight construction is the key technology of the future for resource- and energy-efficient construction. New materials and new manufacturing technologies were vividly explained using examples such as the carbon concrete pavilion at the sports field of Chemnitz University of Technology or the interactive honeycomb bridge on Rochlitzer Straße in Chemnitz.

Numerous expert lectures on current topics from science and research were also part of this year's ISINA programme. Among others, Dr Franziska Nestler introduced the participants to the amazing world of approximation methods, Dr Tonia Machulla drew attention to assistive technologies for people with impaired vision and CADA representatives Gabi Escuela and Jennifer Engler gave a look behind the scenes of safe automated driving. The speakers of the expert lectures were happy to answer the many questions of the participants and also commented on the changes in their daily work due to digitalisation.

The highlight of the symposium on the second day was an exciting panel discussion on the conference motto "Working digitally - curse or blessing?" Dr Diana Armbruster (SFB Hybrid Societies), Aline Lohse (Professorship Arbeitswissenschaft und Innovationsmanagement), Dr. Denise Klinger (Managing Director CEFEG GmbH) and Susanne Witt (Managing Partner Metrom GmbH) discussed the benefits of digital working, the challenges of the last two years as well as the future direction of the working world and the resulting demands on employees and employers.

High-quality soft skills workshops on topics like "Presenting Virtually", "DFG und EU Forschungsförderung", "Profiling" and "Academic Writing Style Booster" completed the ISINA conference.

ISINA 2023 to be held as a hybrid event

Save the date: The Interdisciplinary Symposium for Women in STEM Field ISINA will be offered again in 2023 and will take place as a hybrid event on 29 and 30 March. The combination of top-class expert lectures and exciting workshops again promises an exclusive programme. The initiators, Professor Olfa Kanoun and Karla Kebsch, hope for continued good cooperation with the faculties, research associations as well as the Fraunhofer Institutes ENAS and IWU and the Council of Women Scientists in the coming year for joint and successful promotion and support of young women scientists and researchers.

For further information: Please contact Maika Filz, ISINA symposium coordinator, telephone 0371 531-34542, e-mail

(Author: Maika Filz)

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