In recent years the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—collectively known as STEM—have received much attention for their critical role in maintaining the competitive edge in the global economy. Women are highly underrepresented in STEM field professions and this problem is well documented by research. Although there have been several efforts to remedy this issue, men are still dominant forces in the STEM world. Girls and young women should certainly be encouraged to consider STEM courses and careers and further close the so-called gender gap. This cocktail aim to promote and support the gender equality in STEM, by making awareness of this issue, and by making visible and promote researchers and professionals in the field (or related field). The event will have two parts: a presentation and panel discussion on “Women in STEM” topic presented by several speakers; followed by a cocktail to promote networking and awareness of this important issue. Women and men are welcomed to the event.
Joaquina Alvarez-Marron, President AMITNatalia Castellana, Societat Catalana de MatemàtiquesHelena Ramalhinho, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Chair MIC/MAEB 2017Ana Freire, Universitat Pompeu FabraBelén Mélian, University of La Laguna, Chair of the Program Committee MAEB 2017Ana Viana, INESC TEC/ISEP, Chair of the Program Committee MIC 2017
The event will take place July 5th, 2017 (19h-20.30h) at Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Carrer del Carme, 47; 08001 Barcelona.
If you are interested to attend, please register. There is a limited number of assistants, the first 100 to register will receive an invitation.