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ICE-CSIC joins the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Promotional poster of an event organised on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) will launch a social media campaign called #HowItAllStarted. It will feature the women working at the institute in different fields (research, engineering and administration) explaining what they do, their background and what took them to pursue a career in science.

We will focus on publishing weekly videos until the beginning of March, but the goal of this campaign is to show the women working at ICE-CSIC all year long, with a lower publication frequency, since the objectives of February 11th extend to the rest of the year. That way, you’ll get to know them better, as well as their work and their models.

The videos will be published on the institute’s Instagram account (@ice_csic) in different languages depending on the speaker (English, Catalan, Spanish). The first video features the PhD researcher Simranpreet Kaur and you can watch it here.

More #11F initiatives


#100tífiques – an initiative organised by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), where female scientists give talks in schools / high schools in Catalonia seeking to make visible and highlight the role of women in science and technology.

  • Nanda Rea (ICE-CSIC & IEEC) will give a talk at Escola Marcel·lí Moragas (Gavà).
  • Mar Mezcua (ICE-CSIC & IEEC) will give an online talk at Institut de L'Arboç (Tarragona) on February 7th.
  • Clàudia Soriano (ICE-CSIC) will give an online talk at the Escola Joan Sanpera I Torras (Barcelona) on February 7th.

Other talks at high schools

In addition, Clàudia Soriano will be other talks at high schools in Barcelona: at the Institut Numància (Santa Coloma de Gramanet) on February 13th, and at the Sagrat Cor Sarrià, (Barcelona) on February 19th.

Chatea con una astrónoma

Chatea con una astrónoma is an outreach initiative organised by the Women and Astronomy Commission of the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA). For 12 hours non-stop, anyone can easily connect online to chat privately with a female astrophysicist. ICE-CSIC PhD researcher Clàudia Soriano will participate.