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Science for Women: 80 high school girls visited Innofibre

Science for Women: 80 high school girls visited Innofibre

160 high school girls immersed themselves in science and technology As part of the first edition of LA SCIENCE AU FÉMININ

Trois-Rivières, February 16, 2023 – On the occasion of the first SCIENCE AU FÉMININ event, Technoscience Mauricie, Centre-du-Québec, welcomed 160 young girls from grades 1 to 5 at QQTR University in order to provide them with a dynamic and interactive opportunity. This day aims to inspire and motivate them to continue their journey in the field of science and technology.

During this day, participants had the opportunity to:

  • Discover the different laboratories, companies and research centers in Trois-Rivières, and meet women who have succeeded in the fields of science and technology
  • Attend the inspiring presentation by Dr. Caroline Koch, pediatrician, microbiologist and infectious disease scientist, and full professor in the Departments of Microbiology, Infection and Immunology and Pediatrics at the University of Montreal
  • Participate in one of 5 interactive workshops (engineering, green energies, programming, anatomy, smart home)
  • Discuss with the three panelists about the opportunities and challenges facing women in science and technology (Natalie Bordeaux, researcher at Innofibre; Julie Levesque, Director of the Research and Development Hub at the Quebec Minerals Centre; Nancy Diesel, Director General of CNETE)

The day, which will be an annual event, will dismantle stereotypes and demystify careers in science, while allowing young women to explore diverse areas of innovation in a tangible way.

“It is essential to break these stereotypes and create inclusive environments that encourage all young people to explore their passion for science.” – Emily LeFrançoisHead of Technoscience Mauricie, Center du Québec

“Allow everyone to reach their full potential, because only by having a reserve of potential can we allow ourselves to dream of it!” Carolyn Quach ThanhPediatrician, microbiologist, pathologist and full professor in the departments of Microbiology, Infection and Immunology and Pediatrics at the University of Montreal

“There are still very few role models of women scientists in our culture. Without concrete examples, it is difficult for young girls to plan careers in science and technology.” – J.Ole Saint LaurentDirector – Next Generation Development Department, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy

Event web page: http://technoscience-mcq.ca/science-au-feminin-2024

Nancy Diesel (CNETE), Nathalie Bordeaux (INNOFIBRE), Julie Levesque (CMQ)


source : Inofiber

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