The ICAC joins, the fourth year in a row, the commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11F).
On the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), the City Council of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona) and the ICAC Committee for Gender Equality are organizing different dissemination actions, from 8 to 14 February 2022.
11F celebration aims to foster full access and participation in science for girls and women. This is the first year that the ICAC carries out a joint initiative with the City Council of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, with whom it has designed a wider transfer project in the field of education (“Our scientific neighbours: do you know them?” ), by GIAP researcher Marta Flórez.
The first of the events will take place on Tuesday, February 8 at 9 am with the talk L’enginy (in)visible, with the UPC researcher and president of the Society Catalan of Technology, Núria Salán. The activity is aimed at schools participating in the Community Service project “Our scientific neighbours: do you know them?”, also promoted by the City Council and the ICAC.
On Wednesday, February 9 (at 6 pm) there will be a round table where researchers Dra. Júlia Aguadé (University of California), Dra. Marta Fransoy (UPC) and Dra. Alicia Casals (UPC) will discuss the challenges and opportunities needed to ensure the presence of women in science. The event will be moderated by Marta Flórez (ICAC).
The commemorative program for February 11 will close on Monday the 14th with a forum debate (from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm), addressing the topic of how to make more visible the female researchers working in disciplines sometimes considered “unscientific”, such as the Humanities. With Dr. Lídia Colomines (ICAC), Dr. Ana Pastor (GAPP-UB) and doctoral student Paloma Zarzuela (GAPP-UB). The debate will be moderated by Óscar Esteban (City Council Santa Perpètua de Mogoda) and Dr. Marta Flórez (ICAC).
Both activities will be held online due to the situation caused by the Covid-19. Those interested in participating in these roundtables should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boosting scientific vocation among students
Within the framework of the Community Service project “Our scientific neighbors: do you know them?”, promoted by the City Council of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda and the ICAC, we are working on creating an exhibition on women scientists with different schools of the city.
The project, based on the service-learning methodology, has been developed in collaboration with SPMakers Space, throughout the school year, with different schools in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda. The aim of the project is to make visible the talent of women and their presence in science, through the creation of 3D print prototypes created based on the participating female researchers’ profiles.
ICAC researchers Lídia Colominas, Oriane Bourgeon, Simona Perna, and Elena Duce took part in the project. At the same time, GIAP researcher Marta Flórez led the design of the proposal and coordinated the project.
Marta Flórez will join the next radio podcast Toquem Pedra to explain in detail this project and the ICAC participation in it! The radio show will be next Wednesday, February 16, from 12.15 pm, on Tarragona Ràdio.