The "Women and Girls in Science" program of the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI), had 20 new talks for thousands of students from many educational centers in the Canary Islands. The talks were hosted by valuable female scientists who work in research areas of universities, public R&D, and research centers. Moreover, these advocates explained their research projects and many of the opportunities they discovered through science.
Concretely, hosts shared how they became who they are now, explained the history of scientists and provided some inspiration to young women to become today's researchers. Also, they highlighted how science is ‘a girl’s thing’ and the need for young people to participate and contribute to future progress by working in the scientific and technological fields and more specifically by specializing in the STEM areas of technology, mathematics, and engineering.
During the week of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and within this program, MEEP's scientist Teresa Cervero García inspired the next generation of women in science and technology by making a presentation titled "Investigación e Ingenieria: Mujer y Niña en la Ciencia" at the Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información (ACIISI) on 18 February 2021. The event was held via a specialized online platform and the presentation covered her professional path as an engineer and then as a researcher as well as explaining how her expertise is applied at BSC and more specifically in the MEEP project.
The main goal of the talks was to offer applied knowledge to the audience that will help innovate and generate technology at the service of humanity.
About Women and Girls in Science
The Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI), launches a new edition of the program "Women and girls in Science", on the occasion of the Day International Women and Girl Scientists, which is celebrated on February 11. The UN established this day in 2015 to try to reduce "the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors that has persisted for years around the world."
Photo: Women and girls in science poster.