STEM education (related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, for its abbreviated form in English) is the best means for girls, adolescents and young people to acquire skills in digital technology to face the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Technology and the future. would need to do. ,
Siemens Energy is committed to research and development, which is why it has many activities that it regularly promotes and guarantees. “Girls with Energy” is a testimony of 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 must be one of the most important missions of the energy industry; At Siemens Energy we believe that these projects will become, in the future, a center of professionals where the future Girl Leaders of Mexico will be the key to keeping the world active”, assured Brenda Méndez, Director of Industrial Applications (Oil & Gas) of 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 career related to STEM are women.
For her part, Ana Karen Ramírez, CEO and founder of Epic Queen, a social startup that challenges gender stereotypes, indicated that “increasing the participation of women in STEM is the key to closing the gender gap in universities and places of work”. 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”.
“The girls who wish to participate must have a team of minimum 3 maximum 5 participants. If there is no team, one is randomly assigned.
Participants must choose one of the following subjects:
“Energy of tomorrow”:
Environmental care: recycling, product reuse, waste reduction.
Energy saving: Reducing the use of electricity at home, gasoline in the car, natural gas when bathing.
Clean energy manufacturing: windmills, solar cells, organic waste.
Online registration for the workshop will close on August 17 and registration for the Hackathon will close on August 19.
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 the secondary and high school categories, the prizes are:
- 1st Place: $500 USD
- 2nd place: $350 usd
- 3rd Place: $250 USD
More information at https://hopin.com/events/ninas-con-energia/registration