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Elhuyar organiza diversas actividades para conmemorar el Día Internacional de las Mujeres y Niñas Científicas

Elhuyar organizes various activities to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls Scientists

2021 | February 04

Usurbil, 4 February 2021

International Day of Women and Girls is celebrated on 11 February. The United Nations General Assembly chose this day in 2016 to achieve full and equal access and participation of women and girls in science.

Elhuyar works throughout the year for girls to participate in science and technology issues through STEAM education, enhancing and visualizing the work of scientists to create benchmarks. Through several projects the model of women scientists is brought to young people. In this way they are offered the opportunity to know the life, traje...

Usurbil, 4 February 2021

International Day of Women and Girls is celebrated on 11 February. The United Nations General Assembly chose this day in 2016 to achieve full and equal access and participation of women and girls in science.

Elhuyar works throughout the year for girls to participate in science and technology issues through STEAM education, enhancing and visualizing the work of scientists to create benchmarks. Through several projects the model of women scientists is brought to young people. In this way they are offered the opportunity to know the life, trajectory and model of these women to overcome the erroneous beliefs and established stereotypes. Elhuyar has also organized a series of activities that will take place throughout the month.

On the one hand, the stars of science. The book Women of the Shadow to the Light will be available in the Elkar bookstores from February 11. Illustrated book that collects stories and stories of women scientists of yesteryear.

From these stories, an exhibition will be held at the Eureka Museum from 8 to 28 February. The exhibition will be accompanied by family experiments in homage to these women.

The illustrations of the book will become posters that will be exhibited in different places of Euskal Herria through two initiatives: on the one hand, they will be sent to the schools of Gipuzkoa to know the women researchers and their work; and, on the other, within the Bizilabe project, Elhuyar will carry out the initiative “February 11 shop windows” in collaboration with local councils and development agencies. This initiative will involve 76 establishments. Each establishment will offer a showcase to a scientific woman. Posters will be placed with illustration and information related to the scientist and decorate the showcase inspired by his research. In this way, traders will become disseminators of the life and work of women scientists, in addition to contributing to make visible the contribution of women to science. Within the same action, the young people of Bizilabe will present their stories and stories and experiments related to their research topic. They will be available on the Bizilabe website.

In addition to these actions, Teknopolis, which is held at ETB-1 and ETB-2, will hold the weekend from 13 to 14 February the International Day of Women and Girls Scientists. The program will interview Amaia Bacigalupe and analyze the impact of social conditions on health. The program Norteko Ferrokarrilla, which is broadcast in the Basque Country Irratia, will also focus on this topic in the session of February 12, in which he interviews physicist Maia García Vergniory.

To celebrate this day, Elhuyar joins the Women in Science initiative, for which she collaborates with various institutions: CIC nanoGUNE, Centro de Física de Materiales CFM (UPV/EHU-CSIC), CIC bi<unk> GUNE, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Biodonostia, Escuela de Ingeniería Tecnun, Ceit and POLYMAT.

For more information:

Irune Bengoetxea Lanberri / i.bengoetxea@elhuyar.eus / 943 363 040 - ext. : 301 / 688 676 151