The gender gap in STEM areas, which also has a negative impact on the wage gap and job opportunities in the adult stage, begins at a very early age, according to numerous studies. In Spain, this gap is particularly pronounced: 16.3% of 15-year-olds contemplate working in this fields when they are adults, of which only 4.2% correspond to female students.
In the colloquium, several experts will discuss the causes of the shortage of women in the scientific and technological fields and the measures that can be implemented in order to reduce the existing gender gap.
The meeting will have the following interventions:
Factores condicionantes de las presencias y ausencias de las mujeres en ámbitos STEM. Milagros Sáinz Ibáñez, researcher at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
¿Son aptas las chicas para las matemáticas y otras disciplinas STEM? Mercedes Siles Molina, professor of Algebra at the University of Málaga and member of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society.
Profe, quiero ser científica. María del Carmen Solís Espallargas, professor at the Department of Experimental and Social Sciences of the University of Seville.
Rascar donde no pica. Eugenio Manuel Fernández, professor of Sciences, writer, blogger and scientific communicator.
VOCACIONES CIENTÍFICAS STEM EN LAS JÓVENES ANDALUZAS
Day: April 2, 2019
Venue: Casa de la Ciencia de Sevilla.
Address: Av. De María Luisa 8. Sevilla.
Registration: in the following link.