Torreón, Coahuila. /
The next February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and to join this inclusion effort the Instituto Francés La Salle will have two magnificent conferences that will be given on its YouTube channel. The first in charge of Binal Kamdar, Educational Consultant using LEGO methodology, Followed by Michelle J. Long, Director of Public Relations at FIRST.
Gerardo González Adame, Technology Coordinator at the La Salle French Institute, explained to MILLENNIUM in an interview that the impulse given to her students is notorious and has had its rewards since they have won competitions that have allowed them to be present in the big meetings international.
“What we are looking for, February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, is that our students become more involved in science and technology. The reality is that women historically have a lower participation in science ”.
The academic He established as an example that of the total number of Nobel prizes that have been awarded in the history of this recognition, only 57 women have been decorated. The first edition was held in 1901 and most of the awards are for performing altruistic work, literature or women who are dedicated to medicine.
“The reality is that there are very talented women in the field of science and technology, so what we are looking for is to be patient so that girls, in particular, are more interested in technology. At school, all our students carry robotics and it is intended that the girls participate in all activities related to science and technology and for this we are going to have two conferences, one with Binal Kamdar, she is an Indian and a certified LEGO instructor ”.
González Adame said that the second speaker will be Michelle Long, originally from the United States and is nothing less than responsible for the scholarships awarded by FIRST, with stipends that can be in the millions of dollars so that young people can continue their university studies.
“We will also have the participation of a girl who is in Monterrey who has a project to encourage girls and women to participate in science and technology and two of our students who participated in the Science Expo and won accreditation to Hong Kong, too. They are going to tell us about their experience in their short history, in quotation marks because they are in high school, in science and technology ”.
When and how will it be
This series of Videoconferences will be broadcast next Thursday starting at 7:45 am through of the YouTube channel of the French Institute La Salle. Together with the promotion of girls in the field of science, it is considered essential to give them the power to venture into areas that were denied to their gender in the past.
“Women are still discriminated against in science and technology and the idea is to get girls into this. The case of the school is one of exception because for us the boy and the girl are the same but the team that won to go to Hong Kong are two girls and a boy, but in general it is considered that women still do not have the ability to do mathematics , physics, chemistry, robotics and that is maintaining a very macho idea because it tries to make women less ”.
Thus Gerardo González Adame invited the population to join this vision and appreciate the work that is done to position women in leadership spaces. Regarding the competitions, he said that the first two will be in English, followed by local experiences, so the young women will be able to express their ideas in Spanish.