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Engaging women into STEM in Latin America: W-STEM project

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Work presented at TEEM Conference 2019, León, Spain.

García-Holgado, A., Camacho Díaz, A., & García-Peñalvo, F. J. (2019). Engaging women into STEM in Latin America: W-STEM project. In M. Á. Conde-González, F. J. Rodríguez Sedano, C. Fernández Llamas, & F. J. García-Peñalvo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2019) (León, Spain, October 16-18, 2019) (pp. 232-239). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

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Engaging women into STEM in Latin America: W-STEM project

  1. 1. Engaging women into STEM in Latin America: W-STEM project Dra. Alicia García-Holgado GRIAL Research Group Computer Science Department University of Salamanca, Spain aliciagh@usal.es Amparo Camacho Díaz, Universidad del Norte, Colombia Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, University of Salamanca, Spain
  2. 2. W-STEM 1 Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
  3. 3. 1. Information Building the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEM Acronym W-STEM Funding body European Union. ERASMUS + Capacity-building in Higher Education Call for proposals EAC/A05/2017 Reference 598923-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Dates 3 years, 15/01/2019 too 14/01/2022 Budget 862.268⁄ W-STEM 2
  4. 4. 2. Consortium W-STEM 3 Oulu University – OULU (Finlandia) Politecnico di Torino – POLITO (Italia)Tecnológico de Monterrey – ITSM Universidad de Guadalajara – UDG Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María – UTSM Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso – PUCV Nothern Regional College – NRC Technological University Dublin – TUD Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica – ITCR Universidad de Costa Rica – UCR Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja – UTPL Universidad Técnica del Norte – UTN Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar – UTB University of Salamanca – USAL Universidad del Norte – UNINORTE
  5. 5. 2. Consortium W-STEM 4 Associated Partner External evaluator
  6. 6. 3. Objetives • Improve strategies and mechanisms for attracting, accessing and guiding women in Latin America in STEM higher education programs • W-STEM aims to guarantee the transformation of the current situation in Higher Education Institutions in Latin America W-STEM 5 Photo by Bradley Hook from Pexels https://goo.gl/VbUxCx
  7. 7. 4. Target audience W-STEM 6 Higher Education Institutions STEM programs Secundary schools Girls and young women
  8. 8. 5. Main actions Measure the gender equality in enrolment and retention rates in STEM programs at undergraduate levels W-STEM 7 Implement Universities’ policies, strategies and organizational mechanisms for improving attraction, access and guidance at undergraduate levels in STEM programs
  9. 9. 5. Main actions Promote STEM studies vocation and choice in girls and young women in secondary schools as well as guidance in the first year of the STEM programs. W-STEM 8 Develop an online training package for Higher Education Institutions to implement effective strategies to enhance attraction, access and guidance of Women in STEM programs
  10. 10. W-STEM 9
  11. 11. 6. Results: self-assessment W-STEM 10 W-STEM 10 W-STEM 10 W-STEM 10 W-STEM 10
  12. 12. W-STEM 11
  13. 13. 6. Results: mobile app W-STEM 12
  14. 14. 6. Results: mobile app W-STEM 13 Iñaki Tajes
  15. 15. 6. Results: role models interviews W-STEM 14 Prof. Karen Hallberg, 2019 Laureate for Latin America (Argentina). Bariloche Atomic Center, CNEA/CONICET Dr. María Molina, 2019 International Rising Talent (Argentina). Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Molecular biology Dr. Ana Sofia Varela Gasque, 2019 International Rising Talent (México). Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Catalysis Dr. Maria Biola Javierre Martínez, 2019 International Rising Talent (España). Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Genomics
  16. 16. Website and social profiles https://wstemproject.eu wstemproject@gmail.com Twitter @WSTEMProject Instagram @wstemproject Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wstemproject YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1EzRQqzi03AEYWSFMER_Q W-STEM 15 Official hashtag #WSTEMproject
  17. 17. Disclaimer The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein W-STEM 16 W-STEM (Building the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEM) is a project funded under European Union ERASMUS + Capacity-building in Higher Education Programme (598923-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)