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The projects supported by the ELAS Fund through Elas nas Exatas, a competition run in partnership with Instituto Unibanco and the Carlos Chagas Foundation, are already taking the discussion of women in the exact sciences and technologies to schools across the country and have prepared special activities for women's month.
On March 4, the project Virando o Jogo - Elas nas Exatas was launched by GAMI - Grupo Afirmativo de Mulheres Independentes do RN at the Paulo Pinheiros de Viveiros State School - Conjunto Nova Natal, in Natal, RN. GAMI intends to mobilize girls through sport (women's soccer) and art (music) to act directly in the actions developed by the project, seeking to encourage women to enter courses in the areas of Exact Sciences and Technologies. "We want to contribute to the creation of spaces for reflection and discussion on the themes of education, professionalization and youth, stimulating the autonomy and critical sense of young women, in order to help reduce gender inequalities," explain the organizers.
In celebration of International Women's Day, the Engenheiras da Borborema project will hold a series of lectures and round tables to promote and strengthen the work of women in the exact sciences. "It will be a tribute to all the professionals in this area on a very special day," they invite. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the director of the Technology Center at the Federal University of Campina Grande and meet various specialists.
Speaker Weruska Brasileiro Ferreira will discuss the topic "Why be an engineer in Brazil?". Prof. Dr. Daniella Dias Cavalcante da Silva will give a presentation entitled "The Informatics in Libras Project: a dictionary for inclusion", while researcher Luiza Cirne will give a talk on "Environmental Sanitation: The role of women in solidarity selective collection".
The activity takes place on March 8, at the José Farias Nóbrega Extension Center - UFCG, from 8am to 6pm. Admission is free and registrations must be made at this link. Find out more about the event here.
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The Empoderadas project will also bring the theme of women's participation in technology to the month of March. The project aims to broaden the discussion and gender representation in the technology area, and will include audiovisual training workshops with teenagers from the public school system and the recording of four special episodes of a web series with black women working in the technology areas as the protagonists.
In March, there will also be a series of chats with black women, starting on the 8th. The first guest is the architect and urban planner Joice Berth. The series will take place throughout the month at the Quintiliano José Sitrangulo State School in Vila Carmosina, São Paulo.
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