Regarding to the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”, our postdoctoral researcher Melanie Morales participates at the 3rd edition of the #100tífiques event on February 11th, 2020. Her talks will be aimed at an audience aged 11-12 years old (6è primary school and 1st secondary School) to share her own experience as a woman scientist in plant biology and, specifically, raise awareness among children about the climate change effects on Antarctic plants.
The #100tífiques is an initiative of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The aim of this project is to make visible and highlight the relevance and strategic role of women in science and technology, while encouraging joint actions between academia and business scientists. The program aims to foster a more direct and reciprocal relationship between science and society, and especially to increase the awareness of this group and expand its space.
As a member of our research group, we are enthusiastic to participate in this kind of initiative to promote and divulgate science among the social community, so reach and encourage girls to become super women scientists.