Research seminar



Date: 14 December 2009

Venue: eLearn Center (Rambla de Catalunya, 6 Barcelona)



Session 1: The choice of studies in secondary education

9:30 h Welcome session and presentation of the seminar. Cecilia Castaño (Head of the program of Gender and ICT at the IN3, UOC), Marta Selva (President of the Women’s Catalan Institute), and Imma Tubella (Rector of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).

10:00 h Motivational factors involved in the choice of studies in secondary students. Jacquelynne Eccles. University of Michigan (USA).

10:30 h Why girls do not choose ICT-related studies? Psychosocial factors conditioning the choice of ICT-related studies. Milagros Sáinz. IN3, UOC.

11:00 h Discussion

11.30 h Break 

12:00 h Influence of gender on attitudes towards Medicine and Engineering professionals. Mercedes López-Sáez. UNED (Madrid)

12:30 h Social influence in the choice of ICT-related studies: the role played by parents and secondary teachers. Rachel Palmén. IN3, UOC.

13:00 h Discussion

13:30 h ICT4 Girls. An initiative at the Faculty of Computer Science, Technical University of Catalunya (Barcelona).

14:00 h Lunch


Session 2: The choice of studies in higher education

15:00 h Gendered cultures of Computer Science and

Telecommunications. The Spanish Case. Cecilia Castaño Collado, IN3, UOC.

15:30 h Theoretical aspects of intervention programs for attracting and retaining girls in technology-related studies. Jörg Müller, IN3, UOC.

16:00 h The “Women@scs Program” of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Carnegie Mellon (USA). Ariadna Font, University of Carnegie Mellon (USA).

16:30 h Break

17:00 h The “Women and Computing Program” of the Faculty of Computer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) Nina Kotte. University of Trondheim.

18:00 h Discussion

18:30 h End of the workshop


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