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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

#100tífiques launches this week with 350 summoned female researchers

As the International Day of Women and Girls in Science approaches, on February 11th, several scientific researchers are warming up. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Catalan Foundation for Research & Innovation (FCRI) are organizing the 3rd edition of the #100tífiques program. This year’s virtual edition opens up on Thursday 21 of January with a Training and Networking Meet-up.

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI, Catalan Foundation for Research & Innovation), with the support of the Education Department of the Catalan Government, are organizing the 3rd edition of the #100tífiques program, which will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, 2021. They will coordinate more than 300 online talks y female scientists all over Catalonia.

The main goals are to promote STEAM disciplines among young students and also recognizing women’s contribution to science. Due to the global health situation, this event will be held exclusively online. This fact has tripled the participation of the speakers, thus promoting the program with more workshops and more talks in schools among all Catalonia. Thanks to the digital format, this edition will also be able to count on the assistance of a dozen Catalan researchers who work abroad, in centers in England, Germany, or even the United States. 

“We believe that there is a growth potential for the next editions. This is key so that, above all, girls have new models in which to be reflected. In this way, all students will be aware of the value that women bring to science. “, explains Núria Bayó Puxan, Head of Academic Programs at BIST.

Almost 350 female scientists are summoned to the virtual meeting of #100tífiques this Thursday 21st of January, to support didactic training and networking between them. This meet-up is designed to celebrate and discuss together the active contributions of women in science. Also, how to give them visibility to promote female researchers as role models among boys and girls in schools will be in debate. The event will include guest speakers, forum discussions, and helpful presentations for preparing the talks that take place on February 11th. Besides, all attendees will have the opportuniry to assist to an additional training session next week, to help them land science in schools with female visibility.