Four political groups from Salamanca´s Town Council approve this motion with the aim of giving visibility to female scientists and eliminating the gender gap.

The Political Parties that form part of the current local council, PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos and Ganemos Salamanca, have unanimously approved of the participation of the town council in activities that will help disseminate and promote the participation of women and girls in science.

Last week we have celebrated International Women´s and Girls´ Science Day, whose aim is to put an end to prejudices and invest more in STEM and offer the same opportunities to women and girls to improve their career outlook and their professional development.  With this aim, the local socialist group carried out works on this topic and presented a motion at the Municipal Plenary Meeting which took place on the 10th of March. This motion can be viewed here, in it, Salamanca´s Town Council is being urged to:   

  •  Participate, collaborate and disseminate activities related to the International Women´s and Girl´s International Science Day.
  •  Include initiatives in the planned activities of the Salamanca City of Knowledge Foundation, that will encourage schools to explore professional scientific careers.
  •  Organize activities that will publicly celebrate the contribution of female scientists to the scientific progress and to the society.
  •  Set collaboration and cooperation schemes with the University of Salamanca and the Pontificia University in order to reach these goals.

It makes me happy to know that such joust and important matters for science are of key interest to our governors. My congratulations to all of them.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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