Women in science: Herstory of groundbreaking female scientists


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


RCC Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA.

February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a date the United Nations implemented as such to try to combat the gender gap present in the scientific disciplines. However, women have contributed to science since the beginning of times, although only a few of them are remembered in history, and none of them are as acknowledged as their male counterparts. 


With this exhibition we intend to raise awareness of this issue. After hearing a brief presentation on the different factors that prevent the gender equality in sciences by the Science@RCC committee, nine portraits of these women will be hung, all of them accompanied by bullet points on their contribution to science and life highlights. Come and join us celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 

Speakers: Alba Carrillo Vega, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; Eva Gil González, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Marta Pérez, Postdoctoral fellow at the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) and affiliate of Harvard Medical School. 

Sponsors:  RCC; Science@RCC