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STEM education (related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, for its abbreviated form in English) is the best means for girls, adolescents and youth to acquire digital technology skills to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial and Technological Revolution and the future. would be necessary to do. ,
Siemens Energy is committed to research and development, which is why it has many activities that it promotes and guarantees on a regular basis. “Girls with Energy” is a testimony to this, in alliance with Epic Queen they seek to encourage female participation in the development of science and technology.
“Breaking stereotypes and fostering talent from an early age should be one of the most important missions for the energy industry; At Siemens Energy, we believe these projects will become, in the future, a center of professionals where Mexico’s future Girl Leaders will be the key to keeping the world active”, assured Brenda Méndez, Director of Industrial Applications (Oil & Gas) at Siemens Energy. .
Mexico ranks 20th out of 32 countries in preparing students for the challenges they face at work and in society, according to data from the Global Index: Educate for the Future. And according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), only 3 out of 10 professionals who choose a STEM-related career are women.
For her part, Ana Karen Ramirez, CEO and founder of Epic Queen, a social startup that challenges gender stereotypes, indicated that “increasing women’s participation in STEM is the key to closing the gender gap in universities and workplaces.” Also attracting more women to study these professions would allow more women to be successful and better working conditions, where they would have more scientific and technical skills for the labor market.
She pointed out that girls with energy-hacktons can participate in middle and high school girls who want to build a project around the “energy of tomorrow.”
“Girls who wish to participate must have a team of at least 3 maximum 5 participants. If there is no team, one is assigned at random.
Participants must choose one of the following subjects:
Environmental care: recycling, product reuse, waste reduction.
Energy Saving: Reduced use of electricity at home, gasoline in the car, natural gas while bathing.
Clean energy manufacturing: windmills, solar cells, organic waste.
The online registration for the workshop will close on 17th August and the registration for the Hackathon will close on 19th August.
Hackathon Girls with Energy 2. The edition will recognize the best projects that will be judged by a jury of experts in energy, STEM, entrepreneurship and innovation, with three first places in both secondary and high school categories, the prizes are:
- 1er Luger : $500 dls
- 2do Luger: $350 dls
- 3er Luger: $250 DLS
More information at https://hopin.com/events/ninas-con-energia/registration