On Tuesday, February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated, date chosen by the United Nations General Assembly to access and full and equitable participation in the Science of women and girls, and also to achieve gender equality and their empowerment in this field.
At the Canis Majoris Foundation, we want to recognize the important work that women have performed and still perform in the world of Science. It is necessary to vindicate and strengthen, once again, the feminine talent for scientific advancement.
Therefore, from the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory (NEPGC Laboratory), the professional career of young researchers is promoted and we promote equal opportunities through programs, agreements and collaboration with entities, which throughout 2019 has led us to welcome four students to develop their practices with the NEPGC Laboratory team along with an American student,Paige Matusiak, as a Predoctoral Fellow.
For the Canis Majoris Foundation it is of vital importance that the youngest of society are interested in Science, that they be able to experience first hand what a day working as scientists is like, and above all, so that they have the opportunity to be able to choose for themselves what they want to be and not what is imposed on them. For this reason, we have asked the girls who participated last January 15 in the “Scientist for a day” activity and the women who are currently working in the NEPGC Laboratory, about their future and their relationship with Science.
Our intention is to give them a voice and show that they must be taken very seriously.
Because they are the future of Science.