“EMAKUMEAK ZIENTZIAN”, people in search of a full life

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Once again, the Basque Country Technology Park is participating in the Emakumeak Zientzian project, thus ratifying its commitment to the objectives of the initiative: to make the activity of women in science visible and to break with the typically male roles attributed to scientific-technical activities.

The Basque Country Technology Park maintains a strong social commitment, promoting scientific vocations among girls and adolescents, and therefore once again joins the “Emakumeak Zientzian” initiative together with around thirty companies and institutions to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February. Each year, in addition to fulfilling the main objectives of the initiative, the Emakumeak Zientzian project makes a deep reflection to advance in a necessary change of scenario in the technological scientific panorama. Thus, this year “we want to emphasise that people in the scientific-technological field are still people with their needs, their passions, their commitments and their hobbies”, says the organisers of Emakumeak Zientzian. In the field of science, as in so many others, there is a demand today to change the standards of excellence and the idea that a professional vocation leaves little time to devote to family, leisure or personal development. All of this will be captured in a personal video. “We are going to launch a campaign starring different people from the scientific-technological field, and we have focused on their lives beyond science. We don’t want superheroines who achieve everything, nor do we want them to give up their lives to achieve success. These are real lives that try to achieve balance in the different stages of a professional career,” they add.

Among the initiatives organised by the Basque Country Technology Park is the exhibition “Women who change the world”, which can be visited between 2 and 17 February at the Garbera Shopping Centre (Donostia-San Sebastian). The exhibition features women who carry out their professional activity linked to science and technology in the six campuses of the Euskadi Technology Park.

Likewise, on 14 February at 16:00, the online presentation “STEAM Education Guides and STEM Professionals” will be held, aimed at teachers and guidance staff at educational centres. Given the profusion of stereotypical examples, it is important to present students with scientific-technological professional profiles of all colours, which can serve as an example and reference when it comes to making decisions. Parque Tecnológico de Euskadi will present these guides that will help teachers to work on these profiles, which are real and close to home.

The 32 entities participating in the 8th. The 32 organisations taking part in the 8th edition of Emakumeak Zientzian, many of which are present on the six campuses of the Basque Country Technology Park, are a representative sample of the science and technology fabric of the Basque Country: Euskadi Technology Park, Achúcarro, BCMaterials, the Centre for the Physics of Materials (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), CIC biomaGUNE, University of Deusto, UPV/EHU Computer Science, UPV/EHU Chemistry, Aranzadi Zientzia Elkartea, Basque Artifcial Intelligence Center (BAIC), Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), BioBizkaia, Biodonostia, Ceit, CIC energiGUNE, CIC nanoGUNE, Cidetec, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Elhuyar, Eureka! Zientzia Museoa-Kutxa Fundazioa, Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia (FBB), Ikerlan, Ingeniariak-Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Gipuzkoa, Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa (MEGP), Mubil, Parque Tecnológico de Euskadi, POLYMAT, Tecnalia, Tecnun, UPV/EHU Ingenieros and Vicomtech.

The full programme of activities is available on the website www.emakumeakzientzian.eus


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