BarcelonaTech (UPC) participates in the “Feminine Future” project.
The project focuses on the mentoring of girls in secondary or vocational school by girls enrolled in tertiary educational programs related to the technological arena.
This project is a collaborative effort between GUNi founding member the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with the Institut Català de les Dones, Department of Education and Cornellà de Llobregat City Council.
The aim of this initiative is to present female students interested in technical studies with council, and to generate interest in fields such as physics, energy or environment, and to increase the incorporation of girls into these areas of study.
Currently a pilot version of this project is being developed which involves five female students from the UPC, and five girls from professional training courses specializing in technical studies. Each of them will mentor two girls who are in their last year of secondary school from five different schools in Cornellà de Llobregat.
During the 2009 – 2010 academic year there were 6,981 women and 16,077 men were enrolled in technical studies in Catalonia. The lack of women in this field implies an important loss of feminine talent for society and the economic system. Among the many explanations for this phenomenon is the lack of female mentors in many sectors, which this project aims to address.
Find more information at: http://www.upc.edu/saladepremsa/al-dia/mes-noticies/la-upc-participa-al-projecte-futur-en-femeni