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AMIT-CAT organizes their first Women in Science Conference

The conference, open to everyone interested, will take place on Monday, 8 Februrary 2021, through the Youtube channel of the association, and is in the framework of 11F, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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Jan 15, 2021

The AMIT-CAT conference will include some invited lectures on topics that have been present during the last year 2020, in times of a pandemic and lockdown:

 

  • Science leadership, by Laura Lechuga (ICN2),
  • Women and technology in lockdown times, by Ana González (UOC)
  • Sanitary policies during a pandemic, by Helena Legido-Quigley (National University Singapore)
  • COVID-19 and pregnancy, by Clara Menendez (ISGlobal)
  • Crisis and fracture of gender equality policies: impact of the pandemic, by Núria Miras (UB)
  • Impact of the pandemic in the distribution of care work, by María Jesús Izquierdo (UAB)

From ICMAB, Ana M. López-Periago, researcher at the Supercriticial Fluids group, will participate giving a short talk on her research, in which she uses supercritical carbon dioxide for the synthesis of graphene oxide aerogels and MOFs (between 12:10 and 1:10 pm).

Also, Pamela Machado, PhD researcher at the Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructres group, willl participate in the round table of young researchers, that will take place in the afternoon (between 4 and 5 pm).

To attend the conference, no registration is needed. You'll be able to follow it, on 8 February, starting at 9:50 am on the AMIT-CAT Youtube channel.

You can download the full programme here. 

#NoMoreMatildas

Do you know the "Matilda effect?" AMIT launched a campaign called #NoMoreMatildas, in which they want to warn about the lack of female references in science and school tests and its negative impact on the professional aspiration of girls. The campaing includes a video, which has more than 44,000 views in only 4 days, the hashtag #NoMoreMatildas became Trending Topic in twitter, and they also included an "Annex" for the science school texts with small biographies of women scientists.

 
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