Activities

Activities

01 Activities
Contribution to the National Development of Science and Technology
  • Participation in the developing of national science and technology R&D policies
  • Youth programs to increase the presence of women in mainstream STEM
    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Database development on women experts for national evaluation committees in science and
    technology
Expansion of Women's Rights and Enhancement of Welfare
  • Promoting policies and programs to enhance the welfare of women in STEM.
  • Developing policies for job security of women contingent employees in science and technology
  • Global leadership and empowerment workshops for women scientists and engineers
Communication and Information Exchanges and Dissemination of Scientific Culture
  • International conferences on convergence science and technology
  • Promoting public awareness of science
  • Science classes for the young run by women scientists and engineers
Strengthening of International Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • Information exchange and promoting cooperation with international organizations
  • Active involvement in INWES
  • Establishing a formal network with foreign women scientists residing in Korea

02 Highlight of Achievements
Policy and Welfare related Activities
  • 1995Opened the first daycare center in the Daedeok Science Complex
  • 2002Held a legislative public hearing on the Act for Fostering and Supporting Women in
    Science and Technology
  • 2008Opened the second daycare facility, Science Sinsung Daycare Center, in the
    Daedeok Science Complex
  • 2008Conducted research project on the Actual Utilization and Employment
  • 2008Settlement of Contingent Women Scientists
  • 2011Conducted policy research on the Childcare Facility Status for Life-cycle
    Career Management of Women in S&T
  • 2011~Held a policy forum on the Utilization of Technology to Expand the Infrastructure for
    Women in Science
  • 2012Conducted research on the National Brand Strengthening through the
    Women Scientists' Global Network
  • 2012Performed status analysis of Contingent Employees of Governmental Research Institutes
  • 2014Conducted planning research on the Participation of Women Scientists in
    Basic Research Projects
  • 2015Conducted policy research on Fostering an Environment for Sustainable and
    Creative Science Culture
Programs for Empowering Research Capacity
  • 1996Held a workshop for Unemployed and Temporarily Employed Women Scientists and Engineers
  • 2000~Developed the women resources DB system in Science and Technology
  • 2001Held a forum on Water Resources, ‘Water, Water, Water’
  • 2006~Developed the Evaluation Committee pool of Women Scientists and Engineers
  • 2007Organized the Leadership Program for Women Scientists and Engineers
  • 2010~Networking activities carried out through Workshops on Convergence Technology
  • 2012Operated the Project of Employment and Networking of Women Scientists and Engineers
  • 2014Operated the Project to seek ways to make use of women specializing in the energy
    convergence sector
  • 2014~Operated the Science Convergence Academy for Women Scientists and Engineers
Activities promoting International Cooperation
  • 2003Hosted BIEN2003 (Daejeon)
  • 2005Hosted ICWES13 (Seoul)
  • 2009Hosted the Asian Network Workshop during BIEN2009 (Busan)
  • 2011~Served as the 1st chair of APNN
  • 2012~Hosted the International Young Woman Scientist Camp (Daejeon, Seoul)
  • 2013Hosted BIEN2013 (Seoul), Held Smart Sister Program (Daejeon, Seoul)
  • 2014Hosted APNN & MAPWiST (Seoul)
  • 2014~Hosted Smart Sister Program
    (Daejeon, Seoul, Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Gwangju-Jeonnam, Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam)
  • 2015Hosted KWSE/APNN International Young Woman Scientist Camp & Smart Sister Workshop
    (Daejeon)
Activities promoting Education and Culture
  • 1994Published the translation of
    “Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel”
  • 1997Held Public Science Lectures
  • 1998Published the book “A guidebook to science for the everyday living”
  • 2003Opened a website for scientific ideas for everyday living
  • 2004~Held the program ‘Classroom Lectures on Scientific Exploration and Application’
  • 2004Developed digital contents for science and technical education
  • 2009Developed ‘Parent/Student Joint Science Classroom Lecture Program’ to cultivate creative
    scientific minded students
  • 2011~Held the Visiting Program of Research Institutes in Daedeok Science Complex
  • 2011~Awarded the best report on Scientific Exploration Classroom by Women Scientists and
    Engineers
  • 2014~Published the book “Science Stories Told by Women Scientists”
  • 2015Distributed science books to less-privileged children

03 Awards received by KWSE
  • 2002Korea National Assembly Science and Technology Award for the Science and Technology
    Society of the Year (National Assembly)
  • 2003Minister’s Citation during the 8th Woman’s Week from the MOGEF
    (Ministry of Gender Equality & Family)
  • 2010Outstanding Implementation of NIS-WIST Support Projects
  • 2011Prime Minster’s Citation during the 16th Woman’s Week from the MOGEF
  • 2013A Presidential Citation Award in the Innopolis 40th Anniversary from the
    Daedeok Research Development Area

04 Publications and Data Center
  • KWSE 20th Anniversary and Promotional Video Production
  • APNN Country Report (2011~2014)
  • DB building of Women Experts for Evaluation Committees in Science and Technology
  • Employment Information in Science and Technology
  • Publication of “Science Stories Told by Women Scientists”
  • Publication of “Stories about Women Industrial Leaders-A Collection of Cases of Women Role Models Engaging in R&D Activities”
  • Newsletter (three times a year)
  • Web-mail Newsletter(monthly)
  • KWSE Member‘s Directory
  • Homepage www.kwse.or.kr