Vicomtech participates in the 8th edition of Emakumeak Zientzian
Thirty-two Basque entities, including Vicomtech, jointly organize an extensive program in the 8th edition of Emakumeak Zientzian in Gipuzkoa, Bizkaia and Araba
Thirty-two Basque entities join forces around the Emakumeak Zientzian project, thus ratifying their commitment to the objectives of the initiative: making visible the activity of women in science, breaking with the typically masculine roles attributed to scientific-technical activities and encourage the choice of scientific careers among girls and adolescents. With these objectives in mind, the entities join forces to organize a program of activities on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated every year on February 11.
Every year, in addition to meeting the main objectives of the initiative, the Emakumeak Zientzian project carries out a deep reflection to advance a necessary change of scenario in the scientific and technological landscape. Thus, this year “we want to emphasize that people in the scientific-technological field are still people with their needs, their passions, their commitments and their hobbies,” says the Emakumeak Zientzian organization. In the field of science, as in so many others, today there is a demand to change the standards of excellence and the idea that professional vocation leaves little time to dedicate 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. They are real lives that try to achieve balance in the different stages of a professional career,” they add.
The Emakumeak Zientzian 2024 programming will focus on the week of February 8 to 16. An extensive program of more than 60 activities has been designed, covering the three historical territories for the first time.
To warm up the engines, this year Emakumeak Zientzian will start in a festive atmosphere, on Thursday, February 8, in Donostia, where the aforementioned video will be presented, more testimonies will be shared and all the volunteers will meet, as well as the institutional representation.
From that day on, there will be activities open to the public of all ages in Gipuzkoa, Bizkaia and Álava. For the public, Donostia, Bilbao and Gasteiz will host the event Scientists of Yesterday and Today, in which several scientists who work in different fields of research will take the stage to talk to us about their research projects and also pay tribute to some of the great scientists in history through the story of their fascinating lives and scientific contributions. In addition to the usual student visits to research centers and specific workshops for adolescent audiences, this year we will repeat the Back-to-School experience, in which more than 60 researchers will go to the classrooms of educational centers to tell their experiences and thus contribute. to awaken the scientific vocation among students. Likewise, specific groups will continue to be attended to, such as women over 55 years of age, to value the role of adult women as transmitters of culture. Thus, in the activity the power of experience, seven research centers will open their doors to publicize the research they carry out, through a series of short experiments that are easy to do anywhere, to bring scientific culture closer to the people, families and our environment. Round tables will also be held, some aimed at the scientific and technological field, and others more open, for younger people, to delve deeper into entrepreneurship and meet female engineers.
The complete program of activities is available on the website www.emakumeakzientzian.eus, and registration for the different activities is now open.
Emakumeak Zientzian 2024 has the outstanding support of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Fomento San Sebastián, the Basque Research & Technology Alliance (BRTA) and Salto, as well as the collaboration of the following entities and organizations: the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the State Research Agency through the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centers adhering to the initiative, the Basque Film Archive and the International Festival of San Sebastián Cinema, Donostia Kultura, Emakunde, the Lemniskata network, Ikerbasque, Aspegi (Association of Professional Women, Businesswomen and Managers of Gipuzkoa), Biook, Skills4Science, the Equality Directorate of the UPV/EHU and Casio.