TUCSON, AZ – A total of 17 university students from Chihuahua began their participation in the “Women in STEM” program, which runs from October 9 to 13 in the city of Tucson, Arizona.
The program is carried out in coordination with the Institute of Innovation and Competitiveness of Chihuahua (i2C), the State Council of Science and Technology (Coecyt) of Sonora, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Arizona, to promote the integration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The young participants are students from various higher education institutions in the state, who will participate in conferences, debates, workshops and the possibility of collaborations for their academic and professional development, in order to increase their knowledge and active participation, as well as to promote critical thinking and innovation.
In Chihuahua there is a record of 17,38 women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, which reflects a significant growth in these areas.
The 17 participants in the program come from the Universidad Tecnológica de Ciudad Juárez (UTCJ), Universidad Tecnológica de Chihuahua (UTCH), Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Universidad Tecnológica Paso del Norte (UTPN) and Instituto Tecnológico Jiménez.
The Government of Chihuahua stated that the goal is to promote the development of STEM skills and abilities, providing Chihuahuenses with the necessary tools to have the possibility of accessing more and better opportunities for professional development.