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The COIT Pioneras_IT 2022 Awards recognise UC3M


The Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT, in its Spanish acronym) has awarded the Pioneras_IT 2022 Award to Magdalena Salazar, professor emeritus from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), for her academic and research merits and her international projection and work to promote engineering among women. In addition, the University has received the Educational Institution Special Mention for its promotion of scientific vocations among women through its STEM for Girls UC3M initiative.

La UC3M recibe el Premio y una Mención Especial Pioneras_IT 2022

The aim of these awards, which were presented at an event held on the 19th of October, is to raise awareness of women’s contributions in the field of telecommunications. The Pioneras_IT Educational Institution Special Mention was received by UC3M’s Deputy Vice-Rector for Promotion, Celeste Campo Vázquez.

This special mention was given to UC3M for its STEM for Girls UC3M initiative, a programme to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) vocations among girls and young women and encompasses four fields of work: mentoring activities, competitions, technological workshops and performing arts. It has received funding from the FECYT and the Women’s Institute.

The Pioneras_IT Award was created in 2019 by the COIT Women’s IT working group with the aim of increasing the visibility of female talent in the technological field and, in particular, in the telecommunications field, traditionally dominated by men. By highlighting the professional careers of several female pioneers, it aims to stimulate scientific and technical vocations among girls and young women for the future.