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University female students get involved in making women in science more visible

The Women for Science and Technology platform organizes talks, experiments and a exhibition on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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07/02/18 17:27 Laura Juampérez

Women for Science and Technology -a platform for the support and visibility of women in the fields of Science and Technology- celebrates for the second consecutive year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11). This group, formed by more than a hundred students of the University of Navarra and born in 2016 in the School of Sciences of the academic center, has organized various activities.

The first lecture on"Women scientists in data andhow to lead the change" will take place on the 9th, given by the Vice President of the University of Navarra and researcher of the department of Biochemistry of the School of Sciences, María Iraburu.

On the same day, Gloria González Aseguinolaza , researcher at CIMA of the University of Navarra, and Inmaculada Alva, from project Genovifem -dedicated to the study of women in history-, will participate in two round tables at framework of the workshop "Innovation and Employability: women and challenges of the labor market", which will take place at the Palacio del Condestable at 12:00 noon.

On Saturday, February 10, exhibition "Women scientists who have made history", a bilingual sample in Spanish and Basque developed by the students of Women for Science and Technology, will open at partnership with the Pamplona Planetarium. In parallel, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the students of group and students of Degree of Chemistry, assisted by the teachers of department of Chemistry Cristina Sola and School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Elena Puerta, will offer different experiment tables for children.

Finally, the professor and researcher of the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition Maite Solas will intervene in a roundtable also in the Planetarium entitled "Science is written in feminine", in which will be present Paula Noya, director of Aditech; María Jesús Guilló, director of IdAB of CSIC; and Silvia Díaz, deputy director of the School of Engineers of the Public University of Navarra and president of the Club de Amigos de la Ciencia (Friends of Science Club).

The group WomenforScience and Technology is made up of more than 100 female students from Schools of Science, Architecture and the Tecnun School of Engineering of the University of Navarra.

Experiments in the Pamplona Planetarium

- From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with free entrance . Aimed at children and taught by students of the Science Degrees .

- From 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. roundtable "Science is written in feminine".

- All morning: exhibition prepared by the students of WST "Women scientists who have made history".