Students of 2nd and 3rd of E.S.O. have participated in a workshop to promote engineering studies among girls organized by the Autonomous University of Madrid. This is the first edition of the program “Quiero Ser Ingeniera” organized by the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities, in which the UAM collaborates.
In particular, our students have participated in a practice of song digital play.
This activity consisted of having the first contact with the programming of mbed NXP LPC1768 boards and the assembly of simple circuits on a breadboard, focusing more on understanding the code instead of programming itself.
In the 2017-18 academic year, 55% of the university students in Spain were women, but only 25% did so in the Engineering and Architecture branches, which causes a very small presence of the female gender in the technological sector.