News

  • Article published in the journal(June 2022)
    Prof. Mihoko Nojiri, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), gave a lecture. She has a wide range of insights into gender equality, and we had a round-table discussion afterward.
  • SICE Annual Conference 2022 Organized Session (September 8-9)
    We plan plenary talks, a luncheon session with invited short talks from Korea and Taiwan, and a poster session.
    Please join us!

SICE-DIA: About SICE Diversity and Inclusion Activity

SICE is working to promote diversity and has established the SICE Diversity and Inclusion Activity (SICE-DIA) Steering Committee as a diversity promotion organization.

Achieving gender equality is the Goal 5 pf SDGs. Promoting diversity makes it easier for new ideas creation, improves creativity, innovation, problem-solving ability, etc., and revitalizes the organization. Hence promoting diversity, including gender equality, is an essential issue in research activities and academic society management.  However, the SICE has many points to improve, such as a small number of female members, a low ratio of female officers, and a low ratio of female award recipients. To change the situation, we started discussions on what we should do to promote diversity. We will find actions that will bring benefits not only to female members but also to male members.
Since 2013, SICE has been an official member of the Gender Equality Association Liaison Committee among 54 academic societies. SICE has participated in the girls’ junior and senior summer high school since 2005 to promote the committee activities.

By launching SICE-DIA, we will further accelerate our activities. Specifically, we will share information with our members through articles in academic journals and organize workshops. In addition, we will make recommendations so that SICE activities will align with the promotion of diversity.

Please contact the SICE Office Membership Section (e-mail: member[at]sice.or.jp). We welcome your comments and participation in SICE-DIA!

SICE Diversity Statistics (April, 2022)
  • Female members (162) among all members (4,685) (female ratio is over 3%)
  • New members in 2021: 30 female, 283 male (female ratio is less than 10%)
  • Female officers(5) among 26 (2 female in 2021)
  • Female award winners in 2021 (No female in 2020)
      Academic Encouragement Award: 2 female, 9 male (female ratio is 18%)
      Society Award:                                1 female, 39 male(female ratio is 2.5%)
      Outstanding Student Award:          59 female and 283 male (female ratio is over 17%)
[Activities]
  1. SICE-DIA Steering meeting
  2. Published a roundtable article in the journal(June, 2022)
  3. OS(Organized Session) at SICE AC 2022
  4. Collaborate with external organizations
    1. Joined THE JAPAN INTER-SOCIETY LIAISON ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE FOR PROMOTING EQUAL PARTICIPATION OF MEN AND WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING(from 2013)
      1. Steering committees (4 times / year)
      2. Symposium planning
      3. Large-scale survey (November) / Women ratio survey (September)
    2. Participate in summer school for high school girls (“Natsugaku”)
    3. Collaborate with other academic societies (eg.WIE, WIC) in Japan and overseas
  5. Information sharing: SICE website, Facebook, Mailing list
[Organization and members]        
SICE-DIA Steering meeting
  
Advisor:
Keiko Takahashi (Vice-president) (Waseda University)
Reiko Hishiyama(Director)(Waseda University)
 
                   
Members:
Affiliation
Shinako MatsuyamaTokyo Electron Limited
Mihoko NiitsumaChuo University
Miwa UekiFujitsu Corporation
Junko OhyaToshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Kazuya SatoSaga University
Hideaki Ishii (Director)Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hiromi Mochiyama  Tsukuba University
Fukiko Kawai(Director)Fuji Electric Corporation
Nobuyuki KakuryuYokogawa Electric Corporation
Yuki MinamiOhsaka University
Eikou FurutaniUniversity of Hyogo School of Engineering & Graduate School of Engineering
 



Chair

 Keiko Shimizu(Director) 
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
   







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