GenTIC organises the Seminar “Strategies to increase girls’ interest in STEM” taking place on 8 January 2019 in Barcelona.

The event, open to the academic community and the general public, will address the existing gender inequalities in STEM (these fields are highly associated with positions of power and decision-making). The implementation of interventions strongly linked to solid theories that could enable substantial and sustainable changes with regards to the promotion of equal opportunities between men and women in STEM (where women are highly underrepresented) will be also under discussion. 

The seminar will consist of two presentations by Janet Hyde (Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Milagros Sáinz (Director of the Gender & ICT research group at the UOC).

Janet Hyde’s presentation will focus on the reasons why women are underrepresented in STEM fields, reviewing six different hypotheses and considering the implications for the design of both policies and interventions to increase women’s presence in these fields.

Milagros Sáinz will introduce the key elements of the research project GESTEMI, which aims at analyzing the effect of a series of interventions on how to improve and increase young girls’ interest in STEM subject areas and professions.


Date:   8 January 2019
VenueRoom -1H  UOC. Rambla de Poblenou, 156. 08018 Barcelona



10:00 – 10:15   Welcome and opening by Pastora Martínez (UOC’s Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation).

10:20 – 11:30   Conference: How to Increase the Representation of Women in STEM. Janet Hyde (University of Wisconsin, USA).

11:30 – 11:45   Break

11:45 – 12:45   Conference: Interventions to increase women interest in STEM. Milagros Sáinz (Director of GenTIC research group, UOC).

12:45 – 13:15   Questions & Closing


This seminar will be held in English.

Free attendance by sending an email to: 

Event organised by the Gender and ICT research group of the IN3-UOC, with the support of the project “Effects and effectiveness of interventions to increase the interest of young women for scientific and technological studies and professions”  GESTEMI (FEM2017-84589-R, Principal Investigator: Milagros Sáinz) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), Spanish State Research Agency (AEI), and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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