Arqus celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a webinar about how Arqus universities are contributing

Poster with a painting of a girl looking at the microscope

Every 11th February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated worldwide, with the aim of  recalling the preponderant role played by women and girls in scientific and technical domains, and that their participation should be reinforced.

On this occasion, the Arqus Alliance has organized an open webinar in order to promote the members' actions to raise awareness among young girls about STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and to address questions of intersectionality and gender equality.



9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introduction to the webinar

By Benedetta Zatti (U. of Padua)

09.15-10.30 Promotion of STEM in girl students
Good practices promoting STEM with secondary school students.
“Girls, Maths and Computer: A bright equation”, by Prof Stéphane Gaussent (U. de Lyon)
"Nerd Project", by Silvia Preciso (U. of Padua)
“I want to be an engineer”, by Prof Nuria Rico (U. of Granada)

10.45-11.15 How to deal with intersectional discrimination in Arqus Universities?
AntiBias-Circle presentation by Prof Lisa Scheer (U. of Graz)

11.15-11.45 Gender specific didactics in natural sciences  
"Smart, logical but unromantic and nerdy - How prototypes influence a chemistry-related career choice of girls and boys?", by Prof. Philipp Spitzer (U. of Graz)

11.45-12.10 Gender equality index in academic institutions
By Prof. Silvana Badaloni (U. of Padua)

12.10 Concluding remarks


Online registration.

A link to access the meeting will be sent to participants on 10th February afternoon.