THE UIC WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Program and the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association invite you to a film viewing & discussion by Fulbright Scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore about the gender gap in patents and copyrights.
The National Bureau of Economic Research found in 2012 that patent holders are only 7.5% female. Commercial patents are held by an even smaller percentage of women, 5.5%. The gender gap in patents is an indication of larger issues in intellectual property rights law, in which traditionally feminine work is not protected. Despite the resulting patent and earnings gender gap, even in products created for feminine consumption, there is one very strange and very small invention that offers gender parity—which Moore will reveal at the event.
WHEN Thursday, March 20, 2014
TIME 12 – 1 pm
WHERE University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) | UIC Latino Cultural Center Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL
COST This event is FREE
RSVPs are appreciated via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/529796083784621
PARKING is available at the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 West Taylor Street. Attendees are responsible for their own transport and parking.
The CTA UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop is one block north of the UIC Latino Cultural Center. See www.transitchicago.com to plan your trip.