Why don’t you meet famous female scientists?

We entered National Museum of Science and Technology from A Coruña. In a place of honor is the Wall of Inventors. We will recognize many of them easily, but if we ask the general public about the female scientists represented here, we will see that they are largely unknown. to the teacher Angela Ruiz RoblesFor example, it is considered Introduction to the electronic book of his mechanical encyclopedia, patented in 1949. However, this achievement was not enough. Today we investigate why, in the 21st century, the pairing between women and science is still far from resolved

The problem is educational And it underlies the way we have traditionally studied human history and knowledge. We learn from global notes without underlining The advantage of those women we know today played an essential role. Archimedes, Euclid or Pythagoras are universal figures but not much else Hypatia, the first mathematician in history. “We know more men than women because they are always silenced in the textbooks,” says biomedical engineer Iria Olero.

An opinion shared by other Spanish scholars: “There is a concept in society that women scientists are worse than men, and there are a lot of prejudices.” “Yes, there are many women working in science, but most of them are not group leaders.” And the women scientists’ unanimous call to all young women “Women must take this step. Without fear. Let them say ‘you can’ and ‘move on’.”

It’s time to claim the names of the scientists that for their courage in breaking the role of house-keepers to which they have been assigned, they have a double advantage. They broke charts, especially from the 19th century, and they have to lead by example. We know Marie Curie as a recipient of two Nobel Prizes, but oddly enough, when Dorothy Hodgkin was awarded it in 1964 for her work on the structure of penicillin, the headline in the press was “Oxford Housewife Wins Nobel Prize.”

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We know that in Students between the ages of 6 and 7 There is no gender gap. We should work from there, promoting STEM careers with male and female references. There is still a long way to go because women who work in scientific disciplines today earn less and hold less important positions than men.

Less than 30% of scientists around the world are women.

United Nations statistical data should serve as a turning point. currently, Less than 30% of scientists worldwide are women. Correcting this disparity is a global task in which every step counts. On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated with the aim of promoting their training as researchers. The ‘#NoMoreMatildas’ campaign also seeks to restore feminist references to promote a scientific career among girls and teens. It takes the name of North American activist Matilda Jocelyn GaggThis already in the nineteenth century decried how merits of female scientists were ignored or attributed to their male colleagues.

Aileen Morales

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