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The CNIO joins the Stem Talent Girl Madrid project

23.11.2018

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Rosa García Rosa García, President and CEO of Siemens, during the first masterclass of STEM Talent Girl 2018.

Stem Talent Girl is the reference project in Spain to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) talent in women, organised by the ASTI Foundation

The aim of this collaboration is to encourage female talent and presence in STEM careers and professions and empower the next generation of leading women in science and technology

In addition to the CNIO, STEM Talent Girl Madrid has the support of the Department for Education of the Community of Madrid, ASTI Mobile Robotics, PPG, L’Oréal Spain with its For Women in Science programme, Enusa, CDS and Talk2Us

The first masterclass by Rosa García (President and CEO of Siemens) will be held on Saturday 24th November, at 12 Noon in the CNIO Auditorium

181 3rd and 4th year ESO students from 48 education centres in Madrid and the surrounding province will participate

On Saturday 24th November at 12 Noon, the Auditorium of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) will host the opening act of the first edition in Madrid of the Stem Talent Girl project, whose objective is to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of leading women in science and technology. Stem Talent Girl has become the reference project in Spain to foster STEM talent in girls, with nine centres this year, 6 in Castile and Leon thanks to the collaboration between the ASTI Foundation and the Regional Government of Castile and Leon, and the added presence in a further three autonomous communities (Madrid, Asturias and Cantabria).

Thanks to a collaboration agreement with the CNIO, Stem Talent Girl is celebrating its first edition in Madrid with the backing of the Education Department of the Community of Madrid, the CNIO and L’Oréal Spain with its For Women in Science programme as strategic partners and the incorporation of ASTI Mobile Robotics as a ‘gold’ partner, PPG as a ‘silver’ partner, and L’Oréal, Enusa, CDS and Talk2Us as ‘bronze’ partners.

This alliance with the CNIO, one of the most prestigious international centres in cancer research, sets out to increase the female talent and presence in STEM careers and professions, and empower the next generation of leading women in science and technology. At the end of 2012, the CNIO set up the Women in Science Office (WISE) in order to foster actions aimed at achieving and ensuring gender equality in science and encouraging STEM talent among young girls, whereby it organises conferences open to schools and ‘masterclasses’ in schools all over Spain. Furthermore, the CNIO launched its CNIO & the City educational programme in 2017, which aims to foster creativity and the scientific vocations through the direct contact of pre-university students with science, as well as providing new tools to enable teaching staff to consolidate this objective. CNIO & the City has the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)-Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Masterclass with prestigious national and international mentors

In order to bring science and technology closer to girls through expert women in science and technology, the Stem Talent Girl project in Madrid will offer eight ‘masterclasses’ this academic year, given by women of international prestige in the STEM areas. These conferences will be held monthly at 12 Noon in the CNIO Auditorium.

The first masterclass of the academic year will be given by Rosa García (President and CEO of Siemens) on Saturday 24th November. This will be followed by a further seven masterclasses featuring Marta Martínez (President of IBM Spain, Portugal Greece and Israel), Carmen García (Professor at Vigo University), Pilar López (President of Microsoft Spain), María Martinón (Director of the CENIEH), Helena Herrero (President of HP for Spain and Portugal), Verónica Pascual (CEO of ASTI TechGroup) and Maria A. Blasco (Director of the CNIO).

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