Although significant progress has been made in recent years, the participation of women remains low in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). There are initiatives promoted by companies, governments and any institutions, focused on reducing the gender gap, with a particular focus on technology and engineering sectors.
During this roundtable, speakers from different countries will share their opinions related to the relevance to promote STEM studies, the gender stereotypes related to technology and engineering, and the professional environment in these areas.
Andrea Vázquez-Ingelmo – andreavazquez[at]usal.es
Computer science graduate from the University of Salamanca (2016), also obtained a Master’s degree on Computer science at the same university (2018). She is currently a PhD candidate working on a thesis built around the generation of automatic graphic interfaces for the support of decision making through the application of machine learning techniques.
Researcher in Education and Innovative Pedagogy with a double affiliation between Abdelmalek Essaâdi University & University of Cadiz. Her PhD is focused in promoting Computational Thinking applied to mathematics, with a focus on young girls.
Alicia García-Holgado – aliciagh[at]usal.es
She is Computer Engineer and has a PhD from the University of Salamanca in the Education in the Knowledge Society Programme.
She works at the University of Salamanca as a partial time professor in the Degree of Computer Science. She is also researcher in the GRIAL Group. Her work is focused on knowledge management through technological ecosystems, and the gender gap in STEM.