Inspiring Women in Science
INspiring future careers
The participation of women in many of the studies and jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields is not representative. Although high in the field of health and biology, the shortage of women in careers and professions such as physics (28%), electronic engineering (13%) or computing (15%) continues to reflect the lack of interest of many women for professions linked to the natural sciences and the engineering.
The existing research argues that the scarce representation of women in STEM jobs is partially explained by the negative image that the young people have of the activities that take place in many of these areas as well as the people who work in them. It is perceived that they are rare people, known as geeks, word from the English freak, with dishevelled and often informal physical appearance, as well as with a lack of objectives that imply collaborating with other people and benefiting the humanity. That is not true: many men and many women who work in technological STEM fields and scientists do not identify themselves or conform to the profile of the prototypical person usually associated with this type of professionals.
Within this framework ‘Inspiring Women in Science’ is a special event that will take place at the 10th International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism.
- When? May 28th from 18:30 to 19:30 h.
- Where? Congress Centre (Conference venue)
- Who? Different scientific women (senior, intermediate and early stage researches) will share their experiences being “geeks”.
All scientists at ICFPM are invited to provide new ideas and discuss about it.
Join us to discover what scientific girls actually are and can do!