Isn’t science done in Ecuador? Do women not produce scientific knowledge? We invite you to destroy these and other myths, through a new temporary exhibition.
The Interactive Museum of Science – MIC – invites citizens to learn about the temporary and itinerant exhibition “Women Protagonists of Science”, a series of posters that review the life and contributions of some of the Ecuadorian scientists who have contributed most to the research contemporary, both in the country and in other latitudes of the planet. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Sunday March 8 at 12 noon and will remain at the MIC until May 2020. After that, it will be transferred to other spaces of scientific dissemination, such as Universities and Cultural Centers.
«Women Protagonists of Science» seeks to publicize the work of women in the academy, share and inspire children and young people about what a researcher does in various fields and about the reasons that motivated these women to venture into The science. In this way, this sample seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of Ecuador through science, technology and innovation; For this reason, it also aims to promote and increase the participation of women in the academy and public decision spaces.
The exhibition is part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), International Women’s Day (March 8) and the International Year of Scientific Culture (2020), which together, They seek to celebrate the women and girls who lead innovation and who demand that action be taken to break down the gender barriers they still encounter.
“Women Protagonistas de la Ciencia” has been developed by the Ecuadorian Network of Scientific Women (REMCI), with the support of the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Interactive Museum of Science, the National Polytechnic School, the University of the Armed Forces of Ecuador , the Polytechnic School of the Coast, the Catholic University of Cuenca, the University of Azuay, the Lay University Eloy Alfaro de Manabí, the Technical University of Manabí, the State University of Manabí and the San Gregorio University of Portoviejo.
We reiterate our invitation to enjoy this wonderful show, which will also allow us to connect with the most human facet of Ecuadorian scientists. The Interactive Science Museum is located on Sincholagua and Av. Maldonado streets, in the Chimbacalle sector. The entrance fee is $ 3.00 for adults, $ 2.00 for students with a card and $ 1.50 for children. Older adults and people with disabilities do not pay. We wait for you