CIC energiGUNE brings the role of women in science closer to children aged 12 to 16 with a fun science fair in Vitoria-Gasteiz
The initiative, which is part of the “Emakumeak Zientzian” programme organised by the main research agents and organisations in the Basque Country to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, will take place on 16 February at the Salburua Civic Centre.
In addition, CIC energiGUNE scientist Montse Galceran will participate on 15 February in the conference “Women scientists of yesterday and today”, to be held at the Villa Suso Palace in the capital of Alava, where she will pay tribute to Vicenta Arnal, the first doctor in Chemical Sciences in Spain.
CIC energiGUNE, a leading Basque research centre in electrochemical energy storage, thermal energy storage and conversion and hydrogen technologies, will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a fun science fair aimed at children aged between 12 and 16, which will take place on 16 February at the Salburua Civic Centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz and in which a large number of its professional staff will be involved in the promotion of the event. The initiative is part of the “Emakumeak Zientzian” programme, in which CIC energiGUNE participates together with the main research agents and entities in the Basque Country with the aim of promoting and making the role of women in science more visible.
Under the title “Women in Science 2024”, the fair promoted by CIC energiGUNE includes several workshops linked to scientific projects, as well as theatre and audiovisual performances. The aim is to raise awareness of the role that women have been playing in science and technology since its very origins and to have the chance to meet live women scientists who, from Vitoria-Gasteiz, contribute every day to understanding the world around us.
To take part in the fair, you must register on the website of the “Emakumeak Zientzian” initiative, via this link. CIC energiGUNE reminds us that the programme is mainly aimed at children aged between 12 and 16 with an interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, “who are willing to spend a fun afternoon participating in various activities, meet female scientists and ask any questions they may have”.
“Scientists of yesterday and today”.
On the other hand, the CIC energiGUNE scientist Montse Galcerán will be one of the protagonists of the day to be held at the Villa Suso Palace in the capital of Alava, also within the framework of “Emakumeak Zientzian”, and which will allow “women scientists of yesterday and today” to be discovered. Specifically, Galcerán will be one of the five women scientists working in research centres in the Basque Country who will take to the stage of the Villa Suso Palace to talk about the research they are involved in and pay tribute to some of the great women scientists of history by telling the story of their fascinating lives and scientific contributions.
In the case of Montse Galcerán, who works on the design and optimisation of new low-cost and environmentally sustainable materials at CIC energiGUNE, the tribute will focus on Vicenta Arnal, Spain’s first woman doctor in Chemical Sciences. The event will take place on 15 February at 18:00h, and registration is required via this link.
Emakumeak Zientzian is an initiative aimed at making the work of women visible, through different activities, with the aim of creating female references and promoting practices that allow gender equality to be achieved in the scientific field. In this regard, it should be noted that CIC energiGUNE is one of the benchmark research centres in terms of equality, as for years now there has been parity in its entire workforce, including the management area, which is a milestone at national level.