For the second year in a row, Isdefe, with six female volunteers and one male volunteer who will give a total of 20 presentations in various schools, is joining in on the activities to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
This year is the fifth edition of the “11th of February” initiative, which will involve over 1,100 activities in Spain, most of them in schools, by way of planned presentations that will be made to some 32,000 students.
The seven Isdefe engineers will give 20 presentations at 9 schools in front of more than 600 kids. The titles of the presentations are as follows:
- “STEM Women”, “Do you know what engineers do?”
- "You might not know it, but you like science and engineering”
- “STEM, Give it your all and fly! My experience making planes (and not from paper)”
- “Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons”
- “The importance of chemistry in life”
- “Science is a girls’ thing too”
- “Women in military engineering in Spain”
The classroom is a very important setting for bridging the gender gap in science and technology. Every year, the 11F initiative goes to great lengths to combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and education with initiatives like #EnClase11F. This year, almost 450 people in the STEM community, mostly women researchers, will give over 900 talks and workshops to more than 32,000 students in 345 schools.
Click here to see the full list of all the planned presentations. There are also over thirty activities that have been organized by #Centros11F.
Naturally, activities at other types of institutions, such as research centres, universities, science outreach associations and town halls, are in full swing this year as well.
A greater effort was also made this year to organise gymkhanas, exhibits, talks, workshops, documentaries, and more, all adapted to the current situation.
In all, nearly one hundred institutions have signed up with in-person and remote activities, a full list of which is available here.
Finally, stores will again this year fill their window displays with Women and Science using #escaparates11F.
To follow the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations this February, be sure to follow the #11F2021, #actividades11F and #actividad11F hashtags on social media.