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Shandra Sainz, researcher at Ceit: "Surely you can imagine a researcher in a lab coat and at the computer, but at degree program researcher the work is a team player".

Tecnun and Ceit organized a practical workshop on Engineering at framework of the Emakumeak Zientzian initiative.

28 | 02 | 2023

Last Tuesday, January 18th, the program of the VII edition of Emakumeak Zientzian. Since then, a total of 50 activities have taken place thanks to the union of 22 technology centers and research of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia. This initiative, which from the beginning has had the support of partnership de Tecnun y CeitThe initiative, which has been carried out throughout the month of February on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, has been developed on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The goal, to make it clear that science is a girl's thing.

The program was rounded off at the School of Engineering with a practical workshop in which students in the 4th year of ESO and 1st year of ESO had to make the of an engineer simulating the construction of a car. high school diploma had to make the work of an engineer simulating the construction of a car. About fifteen students attended the internship, which was directed by the Tecnun professor, Mikel Arcelusand the student of Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Jonan Morales.

Shandra Sainz, researcher at Ceit, who is manager of the Additive Manufacturing line of the center, started the workshop talking about her work and appealing to the vocation that every researcher must have, because, in the words of Sainz, the head of a researcher does not rest, it is something very vocational and requires great restlessness. "Surely you can imagine a researcher in a lab coat and at the computer, but in the researcher degree program learning is continuous, it is a team work and people with different profiles are needed," she said.


Arcelus started the workshop with the testimony of the researcher from Ceit and explained the difference between a scientist and a technologist: "A scientist is a very curious person who wants to know why things happen and a technologist applies that science. In the workshop you are going to work as engineers creating and developing the solution that the client needs, in this case, what Jonan asks for," she said.

Divided into groups and under the watchful eye of a family member who wanted to join them, the students built a car with Lego pieces. Through the game, they learned about the processes of development of a product and the role of an engineer in each of the production phases. To do this, they reviewed all the areas of work engineering, from design prototyping, parts manufacturing, assembly and distribution.

The event culminated with a visit to the Tecnun automotive workshop and a presentation of the electric vehicle manufactured, each year, by engineering students. It is worth mentioning the participation of Camila Vesga, post-doc at Tecnun, in the event graduate "Women Scientists of Yesterday and Today", which took place at the beginning of the month at the conference room club of the Victoria Eugenia Theater in San Sebastian.