The Zacatecas State Government promotes gender equality from childhood in STEM fields

  • Education of social significance and gender equality will be promoted
  • Through this program, teachers from the state of Zacatecas will be trained to promote science and technology in young people

Zacatecas, Zack. May 2, 2022. With the aim of promoting gender equality, reducing the wage gap, and enhancing the talents of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Zacatecas State Government, through the Ministry of Economy and the Zacatecan Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (Cozcyt), has launched the “Program for Promoting Gender Equality in Science and Technology” engineering, and mathematics.

This program will enhance the skills and knowledge of teachers from the state of Zacatecas on this subject, who will replicate it in the basic educational levels, through courses and conversations, with the aim of promoting interest and appreciation for science from an early age, so that each time more women choose professional training in these disciplines.

In this sense, the Minister of Economy, Rodrigo Castaneda Miranda, said that only 3 percent of enrolled students belong to the field of mathematics and science, and only a third of researchers are women, and in the new government, headed by President David Monreal Avila, one of the priority axes is the promotion of education with Social significance and gender equality, because only through education will it be possible to transform Zacatecas from its bases.

“To promote the economic and social development of our state, we must work together to open up more study opportunities that include STEM careers, as well as foster a culture of love for science in our girls and boys, free from gender stereotypes,” said the state’s head of economy.

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For his part, the Director of Cozcyt, Hammurabi Gamboa Rosales, stated that for the Zacatecas state government, the promotion of STEM culture is a conviction, because by educating Zacatecan children in science, technology and mathematics, it is also promoted in the most critical thinking, leadership and problem-solving children .

This is why Transformation Government, through the Ministry of Economy and Cozcyt, is enhancing the talents and potentials of new generations, in order to contribute to gender equality and create more and better paid work spaces for women.

The ceremony was attended by high school students, as well as directors general of institutes of technology, university presidents, high school principals, teachers and researchers.

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