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UC3M celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is joining the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which will take place on the 11th of February, organising an activities programme that will take place throughout the month. This day aims to highlight the importance of achieving full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, to achieve gender equality and to promote scientific vocations and an innovative spirit.

La UC3M celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia

On Thursday, 8th of February, two workshops will be held in schools: "How mobile phones communicate: Our friends, bits", led by Ana García Armada, a lecturer in UC3M's Signal Theory and Communications Department; and "Discover what work will be like in the future", led by Ana B. Muñoz Ruiz, a lecturer in the Social and International Private Law Department.

The UC3M STEM for Girls Technology Workshops will take place on the 9th of February at 6pm, aimed at girls and young women in their 4th year of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO, in its Spanish acronym), A Level students and those in vocational training. The aim is to bring together research work being carried out in different fields at the University in an entertaining way: telecommunications, computer science, bioengineering, electricity and renewable energies.

The "<ESCR>B" interactive show will take place on Monday the 12th at 7pm at the UC3M Auditorium. The work consists of a real-time dramatic writing video game with artificial intelligence about women's participation in science.

A round table discussion entitled "Women, Science, Outreach and Heritage" is scheduled on Wednesday the 14th at the Getafe campus at 12:00 in classroom 17.2.75; and the "Data Science" gymkhana is at 11:00 in the Aula Magna. The latter is aimed at students in their 1st to 4th years of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO, in its Spanish acronym).

From the 5th to the 16th of February, M. Julia Fernández-Getino García and Lianet Méndez-Monsanto, lecturers in UC3M's Signal Theory and Communications Department, will hold the workshop "Journey inside a mobile phone".

On Tuesday the 20th there will be a talk-concert on music and physics, entitled "The sound of the wind", which is aimed at secondary schools and sixth form colleges. The session will be delivered by the populariser, physicist and pianist Almudena Martín Castro.

The activities programme will end in the last week of February with the workshop "Build your first satellite", which will be delivered to primary school students by María Cerezo Magaña, a lecturer in UC3M's Aerospace Engineering Department, and Cecilia Hernández Rodríguez, head of the Spanish Space Agency's Science and Exploration Department.

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