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Second Edition of the initiative “Bring a Female Scientist to School”

For the second year in a row, the Equality Committee of Campus Gandia UPV, in collaboration with the IVIO Chair and the Smart Tourism Chair, joins the 11defebrero.org national campaign in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th. This campaigns coordinates informative and awareness-raising activities in educational institutions to offer visibility to women scientists and this way create female role models in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls.

As part of this initiative, Campus Gandia presented “Bring a Female Scientist to School”, a program of activities that includes the participation of women working in the STEM fields that share their experiences and perspectives in organized talks, workshops and demonstrations aimed at students. An estimated one thousand students will once more take part in this activity.


February 6th

“Do you know how to listen to music? Introduction to wave physics”: Explains the properties of sound and the important dimensions that environmental characteristics can add – Romina del Rey (research professor at the UPV) – year 3 and 4 of ESO – IES Rodolfo Llopis, Callosa d’En Sarrià.

February 10th

“Oceanography – Women at sea and marine research techniques”: History of women in oceanography and marine research techniques – Josepa Costa (Senior Technician at the Campus) and Blanca Feliu (Campus Researcher) – 4th, 5th and 6th grade – Colegio Joan Martorell, Gandia.

February 11th

“Conciliation, women and science”Maite Sebastià (Campus Researcher) – year 3 and 4 of ESO, Colegio Carmelitas, Gandia

“Oceanography – Women at sea and marine research techniques”: History of women in oceanography and marine research techniques – Sandra Barrancos (Senior Technician at the Campus) and Blanca Feliu (Campus Researcher) – year 4 of ESO – IES María Enríquez, Gandia.

“¿What do you want to do be when you grow up? Science workshops”Pilar Sánchez  (Officer at the Campus) and Mónica Catalá (Campus Researcher) – year 1 of ESO – Biblioteca IES Ramón Muntaner (Xirivella).

“Science is fun”Mª José Canet (research professor at the Campus) – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Colegio Sant Antoni de Pàdua

February 12th

“The science of the senses”Isabel Pérez – Arjona (research professor at the Campus) and Carla Sánchez (Student of the Campus in Environmental Sciences) – primary school – Colegio Rótova-Alfauir.

February 13th

“The science of the senses”Isabel Pérez – Arjona (research professor at the Campus)  and Neus Montoro (Officer at the Campus) – Preventorio infantil Nuestra Señora del Amparo Real de Gandia / 1st and 2nd grade – CEIP Verge de la Font de Villalonga.

February 17th

“Women in Science”Pilar Sánchez, Sandra Barrancos i Neus Montoro (Senior Technicians at the Campus) –5th and 6th grade –  CEIP Sant Pere Apòstol – Alqueria de la Comtessa

February 20th, 12:00 pm

“How do mobile phones work? From the walkie-talkie to 5G”Amparo Girona (research professor at the Campus) – year 3 and 4 of ESO – Colegio Sagrado Corazón Carmelitas Vedruna

February 22nd, 12:00 pm

“The magical female scientist” – Performance by ‘Los Gatos con Batas’– Casa de la Cultura de Gandia. The magical female scientist is a show about Women, Science, Magic and Storytelling, in which the attendees will thrill to magic tricks with metals and mathematics. It is inspired by the life of Ada Lovelace and explains how stories shape us and how we shape stories.

Free entry until until seating capacity is reached.

February 24th

“What would you want to be if you were a boy? And a girl? And now… science is fun”Pilar Sánchez (Officer at the Campus) and Teresa Rubio – 3rd grade – CEIP Miguel de Cervantes (Xirivella).

Throughout the month of February (Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and online on Pinterest “Dones i ciencia”. Bibliography and resources on “Women and Science” at the Campus Gandia Library.

Gender Gap

The conversation about the role of women in science today still revolves around the barriers and the invisibility, based on inequality due to gender stereotypes that persist in our society. We educators have a relevant role in the implementation of strategies aimed at ending the current gender gap in science, which start with the reeducation about the relationship between women and science. Workshops such as the one led by Blanca Feliu, which highlights the role of women in marine research, or by Romina del Rey, focused on wave physics, seek to promote scientific vocations in female students and eliminate gender stereotypes in male students.

Scientific Vocations Award

Campus Gandia recently received an award from the Official College of Graduates in Telecommunications Engineering of the Valencian Community for its work and trajectory in promoting scientific and technological vocations among girls.

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