The UAB once again commemorates the Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dia Internacional de la Dona i la Nena en la Ciència

The faculties of Science and of Biosciences, the School of Engineering, the Science and Technology Library, and the Institute for Neurosciences, the Research Park and the Observatory for Equality have organised a set of activities to remember and raise awareness of the role of women in science throughout history and reflect upon different past and present aspects related to women and the scientific and academic sectors.


The Faculty of Science organises a film series entitled "Imagina’t una científica", which includes the projection of a historic documentary, an autobiography, a fictional story and a film based on a true stroy (El enigma Agustina, Picture a Scientist, Clara and The Path to Nuclear Fission). Four audiovisual documents describing the personal trajectories and great discoveries made and focus on different past and present social, ethical, political and scientific aspects related to the Academy. The films will be projected on Tuesdays and Thurdays, from 21 February to 2 March, at the faculty's conference hall (Sala d'actes). A round table on the subjects shown in the films will be held on 15 March at 1 p.m. at the faculty's board room (Sala de juntes).

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the School of Engineering will be displaying the exhibition on women who made history, entitled "25 anys formant dones que fan història", covering 95 women scientists and engineers in representation of each of the scientists and engineers who worked so hard to make the School of Engineering what it is today. The exhibition will also highlight the innovations of five women engineers who graduated from the School of Engineering. The exhibition can be visited at the Science and Technology Library until 2 March.

The School of Engineering will also offer a conference on persistent stereotypes in the scientific world, entitled "Estereotips que persisteixen: Les noves subjectivitats en el coneixement científic" and given by Ana Macaya-Andrés, researcher at the Institute for the History of Science. The conference, organised by the Observatory for Equality in collaboration with the faculties of Science and Biosciences and the School of Engineering, will take place on 16 February at 12:30 p.m. at the conference hall (Sala d’actes).

On 22 February, the Science and Technology Library will offer a conference at 1 p.m. on the exclusion of women scientists, entitled "Científiques, inventores i tecnòlogues: història d’una inacceptable exclusió", by Sandra Posada and Oriol Boix, authors of the book 100 dones clau en la història de la ciència i la tecnologia.

Researchers Joana Garcia, María Puigdomènech and Núria Gaja, from the group in Neuroplasticity and Regeneration at the Institute for Neurosciences (INc), will also speak with secondary school students from Barcelona on 14 February about the trajectory of three women scientists who were key to the history of neurosciences.

The UAB collaborates in the second edition of the educational gamification proposal "Científiques en acció... Experimenta" with Teresa Gea, lecturer in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. This initiative is organised by the URV and aims to bring youth closer to the field of women scientists and increase the number of women role models in this sector. This edition will include the explanation of six scientific challenges posed by six women researchers. Lecturer Gea will be participating with a scientific challenge dedicated to residues and an experimental workshop on the production of natural fertilizers.

Finally, the UAB Research Park will give voice to leading researchers and entrepreneurs from the UAB campus, who participated in the workshop entitled "Ciència i emprenedoria en femení" organised this past November. All of them will debate on the factors affecting the trajectories of researchers and the logics characteristic of scientific and entrepreneurial contexts. More information on the voice of these scientists and entrepreneurs can be found here.