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Women at the forefront of Science and Technology

18 Jan 2023

Twenty-four Basque entities join forces around the Emakumeak Zientzian project through the signing of a new collaboration agreement, thus ratifying their commitment to the objectives of the initiative: to make visible the activity of women in science, to break with the typically male roles attributed to scientific-technical activities and to promote the choice of scientific careers among girls and adolescents. With these objectives in mind, the organisations are joining forces to organise a joint programme of activities on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated every year on 11 February.

The 24 organisations that have signed the agreement for the joint organisation of the 7th edition of Emakumeak Zientzian. The 24 entities signing the agreement for the joint organisation of the 7th edition of Emakumeak Zientzian are an important cross-section of the science and technology fabric in the Basque Country: Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), ACHUCARRO, CIC biomaGUNE, CIC nanoGUNE, University of Deusto, POLYMAT, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Biodonostia, Ceit, Cidetec, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Elhuyar, Eureka! Zientzia Museoa, Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia (FBB), Ikerlan, Ingeniariak – Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Gipuzkoa, Parques Tecnológicos de Euskadi, Tecnalia, Tecnun-Escuela de Ingenieria, the Faculty of Computer Science, the School of Engineering of Gipuzkoa and the Faculty of Chemistry of the UPV/EHU.

This union is the result of an initiative –Emakumeak zientzian– of open doors with a unifying vocation and which is clear that we are better by adding up. Thus, thanks largely to the involvement and dedication of dozens of professionals in the field of science and technology (researchers, university lecturers, engineers, etc.), the organisers are already working on the design of more than 50 activities so that the message that ‘science is for girls’ reaches the greatest possible number of people.

The full programme will be announced on today (January 18), when registration will be open and the countdown is on!