The Directorate-General for Innovation, through the Bit Foundation, organized last October and November 2021, four days called “Science and Technology in Female” with the participation of more than 300 students of 3rd ESO, Mallorca and Menorca. To recognise the work of these students, a prize consisting of wireless headphones was awarded to each member of the team.
The selected proposal was the video made by a team of 3rd year ESO students from the San Josep de la Montaña school in Palma; and formed by: Lucía Delgado, project leader, Ainoha Alemany, editing, Víctor Nieto, image and sound, and Óscar Jiménez, scriptwriter. This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkGx1ygxft4 ) will participate in the final of all APTE technology parks, to be held in Madrid in April 2022.
In addition to the awards ceremony, and taking advantage of the occasion, the school will host a workshop called “Jobs of the Future” and the exhibition “Science and Technology in Feminine”.
It should be remembered that this prize-giving ceremony also falls within the framework of very important dates related to the subject, which are 8 February, World Safer Internet Day, and 11 February, International Day of Girls and Women in Science.
Conference “Science and technology for women”.
During last year’s conference, among other activities, a workshop was held to reflect on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which the students had to create a video of fewer than 2 minutes to raise awareness and/or improve gender inequality in the field of technology. Goal 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” was chosen because it is aligned with the “STEM is your future” campaign, launched last December 2021.
This activity is part of a national competition proposed by the Association of Technology Parks of Spain (APTO), of which ParcBit is a member, with the project “Science and technology for women”. A state-wide project in which 19 technology parks carried out parallel actions promoting the incorporation of women into science through awareness-raising actions.
The aim of these actions is to promote STEM vocations, in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and they are included in an Action Plan promoted by the Vice-Presidency of the Government of the Balearic Islands to encourage technological vocations among girls and young women.
More specifically, the aim is to draw their attention to STEM careers (https://www.fundaciobit.org/stem/) and give visibility to the technological women of the Balearic Islands with the travelling exhibition “Science and Technology for Women”. This exhibition, which was already in Ibiza last November and December 2021, is now available to all centres in Mallorca that request it. To do so, a request must be made by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The criteria for the assignment of the exhibition will be by order of arrival of the requests and prioritising the centres that offer to take charge of its transport.