Intercultural STEM! But how?

About this event

TINT, WISE, and Beyond Eindhoven present another inspiring evening to celebrate the United Nations’: 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science'.

Join us on the 14th of February from 18:00 - 21:30 for an exciting event dedicated to finding out how to achieve a welcoming ‘Intercultural STEM’ environment!

You can join us for a delicious vegetarian buffet dinner (at 18:00) and meet your fellow friends, colleagues and alike-minded participants.

For the first hour (19:00), we have invited an amazing speaker, Vincent Merk, who will provide us with his insightful expertise in the field of intercultural communication and team dynamics.

For the second hour (20:00), we have invited several inspiring panelists to join us in a discussion about the topic of Intercultural STEM and their experience. We will be introducing them in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned. We encourage our audience to also have an active part in this discussion. So please bring in your questions, ideas and inspiring real life experiences with you.

Lastly, after the event, feel free to join us at the Zwarte Doos (at 21:00) for a nice cup, tea or a glass of wine, to celebrate this special day, relax and network with others.

Save the date and block your agenda on 14th of February from 18:00 - 21:30 at the TU/e’s Auditorium Blauwe Zaal.

Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating Women in Science in Eindhoven! Bring your (male) friends and colleagues with you!

Program of the evening

18:00 Dinner
18:50 Walk-in & Registration
19:00 Kick-off - Welcome by Beyond, Tint & Wise
19:10 Talk by Vincent Merk
19:40 Q&A
19:50 Break
20:00 Panel Discussion
20:45 Round up
21:00 Drinks at the Zwarte Doos
21:30 End of program

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Main Speaker

Vincent Merk

Vincent Merk has just retired from TU/e after working for 38 years in various positions (senior lecturer in intercultural management, professional skills trainer, teacher of technical French, international relations officer, and Community advisor). He also works as an independent trainer and consultant in intercultural management, diversity & inclusion, and professional mobility. He regularly presents at academic conferences and has authored many articles on these topics and co-authored book chapters and two books. He co-designed the Toolbox Internationalization within the 4 TU's cooperation scheme.


Ed Heerschap

My name is Ed Heerschap and I am on a mission. Together with every early adopter possible I am creating a more inclusive ecosystem, in which every talent can thrive! That is what our Living In program envisions. By understanding the needs of internationals and catering to those needs we support your intention to build a real future in The Netherlands. We are in this together, so the main guiding principle is to work as closely together with my target audience as I can. And I invite each and everyone to do the same! Together we change the game, feel free to join!

Jassibe Gutiérrez

My name is Jassibe Gutiérrez, currently a Project Manager Global Business Adoption in the Customer Support department at ASML. I have been working for ASML for 6,5 years in various project management roles and collaborating closely with our teams across the world. My previous experience has been working in the US for global companies before moving to France and Spain to pursue an MBA. I was born in Mexico and raised in California. I have lived in two European countries before the Netherlands and I have first hand experience in cultural change and the importance of adaptation. I'm happy to share my experiences and how each has helped and shaped me.

Elisabetta Peri

Elisabetta Peri is an assistant professor in the Signal Processing System group (Electrical Engineering Department) and member of the Biomedical Diagnostic Lab of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focuses on biomedical signal processing, with specific interest on electrophysiological signals for neuromuscular, respiratory and cardiac investigations. The ultimate aim of her research is to use advanced signal processing methods to enable non-obtrusive patient monitoring through electrophysiological signals and sweat sensing. She received her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in 2013. In 2017 she obtained a doctoral degree in bioengineering at Politecnicodi Milano with a thesis aimed at quantifying possible neural correlates of functional recovery for patients with congenital (cerebral palsy) or acquired (stroke, brain tumor, Parkinson’s disease) brain injuries.

Ana Xambre Pereira

Ana Xambre Pereira is a TU/e Innovation Sciences student, TINT event organiser and a TGD member from the sunny country of Portugal. In the past 5 years, living in Eindhoven, she has been involved in the student community working on several projects for more student well-being, sustainability, internationalisation, diversity & inclusion. Before a career change to pursue the dream of global sustainability, she worked as a Biomedical Scientist in Portugal, Finland and the United Kingdom so she is experienced in moving around and integrating multicultural environments.

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