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Children discover first-hand the trajectory of STEAM women on the 'International Day of Girls in ICT', Dr. Teresa Puig amongst them

To commemorate the anniversary, the Generalitat has hosted a discovery workshop in which students have been able to talk with women who appear in the 'STEAM Women's Encyclopedia'.

03 May 2024

The event had the participation of Education Catalan Minister Anna Simó and Equality and Feminisms Catalan Minister Tània Verge, the children came from the schools of Bernat Metge of El Prat de Llobregat and the Frederic Mistral of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

The event was led by Núria Salán Ballesteros, researcher, professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and author of the STEAM Women's Encyclopedia. The publication collects biographies of STEAM women. The children were able to interview six women who appear in the encyclopaedia live: Laura Tremosa Bonavia, the second Catalan woman to graduate in Catalonia in industrial engineering and third in Spain; Elisabet Prats Alfonso, researcher at the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona; Gemma Marfany Nadal, researcher at the Rare Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Centre; Teresa Puig Molina, Director of the Department of Superconducting Materials and Nanostructuring at Gran Scale of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona; Alícia Sintes, professor and researcher at the Group of Gravitational Physics of the University of the Balearic Islands, and Sandra Uve, who has illustrated the encyclopedia.

'STEAM Women's Encyclopaedia collects, in two volumes, information on a hundred women from different origins, periods and disciplines who have had an outstanding career in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is an homage to the trajectory and significant contributions of impressive women.

The publication is the work of Núria Salán Ballesteros, doctor in materials science and metallurgical engineering, president of the Catalan Society of Technology and renowned disseminator of the role of women in the technological field, and the illustrator and writer Sandra Uve, also known for her popular science on the role of women in science.

These books will soon be available at ICMAB's library, for anyone to read!



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