On Tuesday, February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated in order to achieve full and equal access and participation of women and girls in Science, and also to achieve gender equality and their empowerment in this field. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a fundamental role in the Science and Technology communities and that their participation must be reinforced.
Female talent is fundamental for scientific advancement : computer programming, the compression of radioactivity or the bases of wireless communications, are great developments that changed life in our society and were achieved by women such as Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie and Hedi Lamarr.
The Canis Majoris Foundation and the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory, promotes the professional development of young researchers and promotes equal opportunities through programs that we are have been developing in recent years.
The “Paulina Luissi Program”,which focuses on Latin America, is aimed at young researchers in the Area of Neuroscience, seeking to reinforce advanced scientific and technical knowledge, helping to break the “glass ceiling”, which prevents the positioning of female talent in areas of responsibility in fields as competitive as Neuroscience. The program includes advanced training in techniques of cellular reprogramming, epigenetics and molecular biology of the human brain and will be carried out in collaboration with the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory .The biological bases of brain functioning and mental illness continue to be a fertile ground where innovation and the contributions of scientific women is required, in order to establish a new horizon in the scientific future of the area. Over the next few months we will define the universities and the necessary agreements in order to provide the selected researchers with a scientific experience of excellence.
It is vitally important that the youngest members of society are interested in undertaking scientific careers and we are very interested in knowing what they think about Science. For this reason, we have taken to the streets to ask girls between the ages of 3 and 12 questions related to scientific work. Our intention is to give them a voice and show that they have to be taken very seriously.
This is what the have told us!!!