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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

“Cientifiques Catalanes 2.0” traveling exhibit

On February 11, the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, the traveling exhibit “Cientifiques Catalanes 2.0” (Catalan Female Scientists 2.0) has been inaugurated at the Museu de l’Aigua in Salt, Girona. Twenty successful female researchers and communication professionals are portrayed on a series of panels illustrating their career paths.

Twenty successful female scientists, active in different fields, are portrayed in the traveling exhibit “Cientifiques Catalanes 2.0”, inaugurated on February 11 at the Museu de l’Aigua in Salt (Girona) with the collaboration of the Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) and organized by the Gender Perspective Group of the Catalan Association for Science Communication (ACCC). Among them is Prof. Laura Lechuga, leader of the ICN2 NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group.

The aim of this initiative is to highlight and make people aware of the excellent work carried out and led by women in Catalonia, both in research and science communication, across a wide range of disciplines and fields. The professional trajectory of the protagonists and the motivations for their choice are described in a series of exhibition panels. These women, outstanding in their field, are also role models from which students interested in science and technology can get inspired.

On the occasion of the inauguration, a round table with some of the scientists portrayed in the exhibit was held. A correlated event was also organized by the ACCC on February 12, at the Villa Urania in Barcelona, titled “Female Scientists in the laboratory and the media”.