100tífiques event will reach 15,000 school children in Catalonia with talks by 180 female scientists

By February 3, 2020February 28th, 2020BIST, CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) has once again teamed up with the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi), in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya, to organize the second edition of 100tífiques, an event that aims to empower female researchers and promote them as role models for future generations.

After the enormous success of the first edition of 100tífiques in 2019, BIST and FCRi are now organizing its second edition which will take place on February 11, 2020 (the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science) at schools all over Catalonia. The event was preceded by a meet-up on the afternoon of January 30, 2020 for all scientists participating in 100tífiques as well as interested individuals from the general public to network with like-minded individuals and to learn about science education, effective communication with a gender perspective, and bringing science closer to the classroom.

On February 11, 2020, more than 180 female researchers from the business world and from research centres and universities, will deliver 150 simultaneous talks about science to young children at more than 100 schools all over Catalonia. More than 15,000 students are expected to be reached by these talks. The day’s central event will take place in the auditorium of the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, a BIST centre) in Tarragona. The programme can be found here.

On January 30, 2020, the 100tífiques meet-up took place from 15:00h to 18:30h at the PRBB Auditorium (C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003, Barcelona). The main goal of the meet-up was to provide the tools needed for participating researchers to prepare their talks and to provide a space for networking and for learning about effective communication, science education, and bringing science to the classroom. Below is a selection of photos from the event. More details, including the event’s programme, can be found here.

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