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Published: 08-03-2014

Conference Review: E-textiles -There's the Bling of the Thing

Gender and IT Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Diane Patricia McCarthy

Senior Lecturer at Christchurch Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, Christchurch, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Research interests include serious games for developing professionalism, encouraging diversity and inclusion in IT as a profession, &and new pathways such as e-textiles.


Work by Leah Beuchley to encourage uptake of IT through e-textiles is exciting passion for STEM. Tackling the perennial problem of engaging women, this review reports a short weekend workshop held at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Delivered by Longwood University to Kiwi young women, and their teachers, it shows what is possible to ignite enthusiasm and shares resources to embed e-textiles in technology and arts and science curricula and promote STEM careers.

How to Cite

McCarthy, D. P. (2014). Conference Review: E-textiles -There’s the Bling of the Thing. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 6(1), 81–86. Retrieved from