The Gender and ICT research group announces the first edition of the Cecilia Castaño Award 2022, aimed at promoting gender equality both in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and in science and technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

 

The Cecilia Castaño Award seeks the best research works, in any academic discipline, related to the study of gender inequalities in science and technology (STEM), which provide relevant knowledge on the participation of women in STEM fields. Individual or collective monographs, master’s thesis (TFM) and doctoral theses, either unpublished or published after January 1, 2020, are eligible for the award.

 

Research works can be submitted in English, Catalan or Spanish until November 25, 2022.

 

The candidate that ranks first as the best research work will receive a prize of 1,000€, and the one ranked second will receive a prize of 500€.

 

Check out the guidelines for the Cecilia Castaño Award and how to participate here. For any questions, contact Gender and ICT at .

 

 

About Cecilia Castano

Professor of Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid (Faculty of Political Science and Sociology) and researcher in social science. In 2006, she created the Gender and ICT research programme at the UOC’s Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). That same year, together with Juan Martín Fernández, María Ángeles Sallé (Fundación Directa), Susana Vázquez y José Luis Martínez Cantos, she launched the e-Equality Observatory of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), which for five years produced annual reports on the digital gender gap, the participation of women in the information society (La segunda brecha digital, 2008; La brecha digital de género. Amantes y distantes, 2009) and different annual reports of the e-Equality Observatory that each year addressed a specific topic. Her research work has had a social impact on the promotion of initiatives and political actions for gender equality both in the digital field of information and communication technologies and in the field of science and technology (STEM). In addition, throughout her career, Cecilia Castaño has led the creation of various training programs with a gender perspective at the university level. Have a look at the contributions of Cecilia Castaño here.

 

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