- Support in research projects
- ICT support (hardware and software)
- Student at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (UAS) (Healthcare and Nursing)
- First-aider and emergency medical assistant
Gender inequality in male-dominated fields like engineering is still an often debated phenomenon. But how is the situation in the diverse field of environmental studies? The project “Green jobs – up-to-date and diverse” examines the gender differences in environmental education programmes.
Integrating gender inclusive and gender neutral terminology makes an important contribution to equality between women and men since the use of language reflects the reality of a particular society. To acknowledge the differences in its students, scientists and employees TU Graz has set a good example and launched a guideline for using gender inclusive language in speech and writing. Regarding the great proportion of international academics and employees at TU Graz, the guideline also contains a section for gender inclusive language translated to English.
The project “ÖKOLOG schools – viewpoint from a gender perspective” evaluates the schools taking part in the programme “ÖKOLOGisierung of schools – Education for sustainability” (loosing translated: greening schools) from a gender perspective.
The project mobi.senior.A engages in exploring gender specifics of internet use with tablets and
smartphones in the target group of senior citizens. The main aspects are requirements, motivations, strategies of appropriation, obstacles, access, applications, etc. for the elderly users.
Within the project “Mobility4Job – Gender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas” (commissioned by the Austrian Research Agency and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, 2012-14)
the goal of the project was to identify obstacles within the mobility system which hinder people from obtaining gainful employment.
GenderTechnologyImages” shines a light on images and representation of women and men in the technology and engineering sciences. A so far rarely investigated field in the media has now entered into the spotlight: websites and publicity leaflets.
Communication follows specific patterns which originate from social structures. These rules and patterns also apply to the field of technology and engineering. In traditionally male-dominated fields the risk of communicating stereotypes or under-representing women tends to be high. Images and texts as means of communication deliver more messages – conscious and unconscious – than one supposes.
The project “Gender Module – mobility patterns of care-giving people” was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology in addition to the recent Austrian-wide representative quantitative travel survey (2013-14). Within this research, five regions with quite different (public) transportation and geographic pre-conditions in Austria were defined and over 140 face-to-face in-depth interviews were carried out with individuals responsible for (unpaid) day-to-day care of their (own) children, parents, in-laws etc.
Energy consulting for private households can make a significant contribution to achieving energy efficiency targets. The extent to which these targets can be validated, however, depends to a large degree on the consideration of the individual demands of the consulted people and/or households. Not only do socioeconomic, environmental and structural factors like income, climate or living space have an impact on the effectiveness of energy consulting but also the consideration of people’s habits, needs, preferences, values, attitudes etc. Due to the fact that the common practice of energy consulting is insufficient in terms of taking into account household and end-use energy consumer related factors, energy savings gained through energy consulting for private households have, as a result, been unsatisfactory.