With this post, we’d like to introduce our colleague Laura Vinardell Magre, PhD candidate at Eurecat, and her engagement in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2023. In her own words:
“Last month was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th of February). In this sense, some Catalan schools and institutes organize a conference where female scientists explain their job and research to the students. In my case, I went to “Institut Eduard Fontseré” (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona) to talk about disinfection by-products prediction in distribution networks. This talk aims to “humanize” scientific people and to promote female referents in this area. For this reason, I also explained what I liked when I was younger and my current hobbies. I did the presentation three times (to three different grades) to 12 years old students.“
This year, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) focussed on the role of Women and Girls and Science as relates to the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). This fits very well to SafeCREW’s aim to contribute to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).