International Day of Women and Girls in Science


Today,  Saturday 11th February, we’re celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Introduced by the UN in December 2015, this is the second year it is done. This International Day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities, and aims to promote events that support and promote the access of women and girls and their participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, training and research activities at all levels.

Internationally, but particularly in Spain, plenty of activities, talks and events at all levels (schools, universities, science museums, research centers) have been organized during this week and the following aiming to support all women working in science and provide key models for girls to be identified with.

Poster of activities for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017 in Spain. The author of the original design is the pharmacist and fashion designer María del Álamo Ortega @marialamort.

From SRAP-IEAP, we strongly support the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and also join to these activities releasing two short videos of two of women researchers in our Association: Dra. Marina Trigueros y Dra. Ana Rubio.

Short video by Marina Trigeros, member of SRAP-IEAP, for the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.

Short video by Ana Rubio, member of SRAP-IEAP, for the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.

We aim to organize something more soon, and definitively be ready for all the #WomeninSTEM and #WomenInScience activities.


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

I am a Spanish astrophysicist working at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (Australia). My research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies. I’m using a multiwavelength approach and hence I combine ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio data to characterize the physical and chemical properties of galaxies and get a better understanding of the physical processes than govern their nature and evolution.


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