The creator of Cultura Tech works for reduce social and gender inequalities through the developing of robotic workshops for girls and boys.
Fostering curiosity about technology and providing tools in the area of information technology, was the purpose of these activities, held on Thursday, November 9, in Santiago and Quinta Normal schools, within the framework of the Gender Summit 12 organized by CONICYT.
The author of the book “La Ciencia Pop” recounts his experience working in mostly female teams, with the conviction that good ideas can arise in any brain, regardless of gender.
The conversation was a satellite activity of the Gender Summit 12, an international event organized by CONICYT and that reaches Latin America and the Caribbean for the first time.
The promoter of the Gender Summit and director of Portia organization explains how research with a gender focus can have a positive impact in all fields.
The Chilean biologist and scientific communicator explains that talents do not have to do with sex, but with a cultural construction that begins in early childhood. The more diversity, she explains, the greater the possibility of finding talents for science.
In the context of the international gender event organised by CONICYT, the contest performed in September received more than 70 papers about sciences, technology and innovation related to this topic.
At the seminar organized by ALMA and AUI, the vice principal of CONICYT’s Unit for Studies and the Institutional Coordinator of Gender, Paula Astudillo, submitted about the national reality in the training and promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
For the doctor in Education is necessary to increase the presence of men in schools to enrich the training, but also she believes that it is important to value women in managerial positions.
The winner of the National Award for Applied Science and Technology in 2012 is one of our country’s most authoritative voices on science, thanks to his publications, his career as a professor at the University of Chile, and his position as director of the Institute for Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA). Based on this experience, he explains his vision of gender inequality, a topic that will be addressed by the next Gender Summit 12, to be held on December 6 and 7 in Santiago.