Regional Scholars / URJC promotes the role of women in science in the classroom
The university joins for the fifth year in a row to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Mostoles / February 7, 2021 / Next week, Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) will join the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science through a series of educational talks in schools and institutes aimed at “making the work of scientists visible”.
Under the name “URJC Scholars in the Classroom”, several scholars will present, in “online” and face-to-face sessions, the contributions of women to science Throughout history, some personal experiences and actions that elementary, secondary and high school students carry out in their daily lives.
In this way, through the Unit for Scientific Culture and Innovation (UCC + i), URJC joins this initiative for the fifth year in a rowAnd which aims to “highlight the role of women in science and awaken young people, especially girls, their interest in scientific and technological careers.”
“There are many data indicating a great ignorance of the role of women in science, and this determines the absence of female references that serve as a mirror for girls. We want to contribute to highlighting the important work that they do, ”says Maria Jesوسs Alonso, Scientific Director of UCC + i.
In addition, this year UCC + i and the Equality Unit, which depends on the Vice President’s Office for Planning and Strategy, will organize “Women and Science” online conferences on February 9, 10 and 12, A number of scientists and technologists will take part, who will address different topics of gender stereotypes.
These sessions, aimed at URJC undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, will focus on an interest in science and technology careers in the STEM branches. (For its abbreviation in English, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or the emergence of women in various scientific fields.
On 15 December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science With the aim of achieving full and equitable access and participation in science for women and girls, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In Spain, A group of researchers and science callers launched the February 11 initiative in 2016An invitation to organize the activities to be added to this celebration.
URJC is part of this movement and every year it organizes various actions to support and achieve major goals, Also in cooperation with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) – Ministry of Science and Innovation.