The Madrid Foundation for Knowledge has started today its program of activities to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11 around the world.

In addition to open days at the Madrilenian Advanced Research Institutes (IMDEA), there will be meetings between women scientists and students of ESO and baccalaureate of schools in Madrid.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, at Imdea Alimentación Institute, there will be a guided tour by Ana Ramírez de Molina, director of the Precision and Cancer Nutrition Program, which includes an informal “discussion space” on some of the barriers that women and girls face. in the development of their scientific vocations.

The institute Imdea Energía also hosts a guided tour tomorrow in charge of three researchers from the areas of Biotechnological Processes, Electrochemical Processes and Photo-Activated.

Also, the Imdea Nanoscience will offer a guided tour of its laboratories by Dr. Ana Pizarro, while the Imdea Software will host a round table tomorrow that will be broadcast live, with the participation of professors from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), in a program of Gestiona Radio.

On Thursday, the 8th, at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, at 12.30, led by researchers from the Madrilenian Advanced Research Institutes (Imdea), the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT) and the hospital, upon registration by e-mail.

Next Saturday, at 6:00 pm at Caixaforum Madrid, Imdea Agua will carry out the “We are scientific” activity, with researcher Belén González Gaya. Also on February 10 the University of Alcalá de Henares will organize a ‘mini cross’ aimed at young people from 12 to 17 years (born from 2000 to 2005) in the Juan Carlos I Royal Botanic Garden, with a cross-country circuit of 2 kilometers of length.

There will also be an online contest, from the web, in which the students must answer ten questions about women scientists of yesterday and today. All those who answer correctly will win a free ticket to visit on Sunday the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN), the Royal Botanical Garden-CSIC or the Royal Botanical Garden Juan Carlos I-UAH.

The first 28 who send their successful answers can participate in a guided tour of the exhibition “Nobel Women’s Exhibition” and a workshop at the MNCN. The visits will be at 11 in the morning and at 18.30 in the afternoon. This activity of the Foundation is framed in the set of programs by the museum to commemorate the International Day.