With the start of preparations for the 5th edition of the project “An engineer girl in every school”, by the Association of Women Researchers and Technologists of Aragon (AMIT), Intergia joins the initiative, signing the agreement with AMIT, last February 19th, in the presentation ceremony at the Ada Byron building of the University of Zaragoza.
The nonprofit association, born in 2001, aims to defend the interests and equal rights and opportunities of Spanish female researchers and technologists, making visible the work of female scientists and the results of their work.
The project “An engineer girl in every school” has been carried out for 5 years now, and from the very beginning it has managed to bring together engineers and scientists from different working environments, as well as aspirants, to promote STEM vocations in primary schools in Aragon. The activity is especially aimed at girls, to whom it is intended to bring the example of women in science and technology. This year’s activity will take place from March 8th, International Women’s Day, to April 23rd, International Girls’ Day and IT. Last year’s event reached more than 3,200 children in the 140 workshops that were held, with the participation of 120 volunteers. This year’s edition has a novelty, and that is that it has included for the first time the participation of a network of companies that join this initiative. There are currently 100 volunteers registered already.
The presentation ceremony, which took place last week, was presided over by the Rector of the University of Zaragoza, José Antonio Mayoral, and was attended by Ana Montagud, Director General of Planning and Equity of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Government of Aragon; Mª Jesús Lázaro, CSIC delegate in Aragon; Raquel Trillo, deputy director of Students of the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza; María Villarroya, president of AMIT-Aragón; and Manuela Delgado, member of the Board of AMIT-Aragón and coordinator of the 5th Edition of “An engineer girl in every school”, as well as engineers from Amit-Aragón and representatives from companies. In addition, collaboration agreements were signed with the companies IECISA (IT of the El Corte Inglés Group), BeonChip, Everis and with the company INTERGIA.