On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 476 women scientists gived talks in 427 schools simultaneously throughout Catalonia, as part of a mega-event combining face-to-face and virtual formats.
Three MMRES alumnae participate in this project with the aim to foster scientific and technical vocations among children in Catalonia. Meritxell Novillo, Maria Quintana and Ainoa Tejedera are students from the Class 2020/2021 pursuing a PhD at the BIST centres CRG, IRB Barcelona and IBEC.
The initiative is organised by the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), with collaboration from the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Department of Education. The event highlights the strategic role women play in science today, and creates a network among women scientists in academia and business.
Read the news on the BIST webpage