Ways to encourage women in Ecuador to pursue a career in physics

Silvana Guitarra, Cristina Mantilla

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Resumen

In Ecuador, as in many other Latin American countries, a considerable number of women are involved in science and engineering, yet the number of female physicists is unremarkable. To understand this situation, we first report the current situation of females involved in physics, and then we suggest some actions that could be taken to increase the number of physicists based on the perceptions held by Ecuadorian women in science and engineering. Four different female groups were surveyed: undergraduate engineering students; undergraduate physics students from San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ) and the National Polytechnic School (EPN); graduate physics students; and physicists. Included in the study are facts such as their status, proposed academic growth, and perspectives about this career. Finally, we outline strategies and recommendations for universities on how to integrate more women into physics.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaWomen in Physics
Subtítulo de la publicación alojada6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
EditoresChandralekha Singh, Geraldine Cochran, Nicola Wilkin
EditorialAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (versión digital)9780735418417
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 3 jun. 2019
Evento6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017 - Birmingham, Reino Unido
Duración: 16 jul. 201720 jul. 2017

Serie de la publicación

NombreAIP Conference Proceedings
Volumen2109
ISSN (versión impresa)0094-243X
ISSN (versión digital)1551-7616

Conferencia

Conferencia6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017
País/TerritorioReino Unido
CiudadBirmingham
Período16/07/1720/07/17

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