Women in Mathematics Day

12 May

16:30 – 18:00 CEST
9:30 – 11:00 COT

Fully in Spanish
Live streaming on Youtube and Facebook

Online discussion with the participation of female students and graduates of mathematics degrees from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and Spain. It will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube.

Join us and submit your questions online through Facebook and Youtube.

It begings at: 17:30 EEST (Finland), 16:30 CEST (Italy, Spain), 15:30 WEST (Ireland, UK), 10:30 GTM-4 (Chile), 9:30 GMT-5 (Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico), 8:30 GMT-6 (Costa Rica).

Join us, ask your questions to the speakers, interact with them through Youtube chat or Facebook comments.


Ana Laura Montenegro Muñoz

Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

I was born in San José, Costa Rica. I am 19 years old. Since college I have always been passionate about science and mathematics. I am currently studying at the University of Costa Rica. I am studying the third year of mathematics and the first year of physics. Apart from university, my hobbies are ballet and aerial dance, in particular the disciplines of tissu, lyre and trapeze.

Angie Carolina Vicente Vega

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador

Angie Carolina Vicente Vega, student of the Eighth Cycle of the Civil Engineering Degree at the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. She has been accredited with the academic excellence, by virtue of her merits she has been awarded the distinction of teaching assistant of the specialty she is studying. Participant of several courses, among them “Generation of qualified labor for Civil Construction”, first “Hackathon UTPL”, and having obtained The Certificate of Proficiency in English (B2).

Arcelia Yareli Hernández Reyes

Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

I am a fourth semester student of the Mathematics degree of the University Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering of the University of Guadalajara. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with science and one of my biggest incentives has been the math Olympics, so studying this career was a natural decision for me. In the last two years I have participated as a trainer in the summer courses of Mathematical Logic Integration, later called Súmate, where we prepared primary and secondary school children to participate in the ONMAPS Olympiad. Thanks to the diffusion of science in my university center and to my teachers I would like to dedicate myself to research.

Alejandra Jazmín González Sanoja

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

I graduated with honors from the Industrial Physical Engineering degree with a concentration in Intelligent Systems from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. During my school life I participated in the organization of the International Physics Symposium at ITESM and spent a summer at the Institute of Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Bárbara Núñez Madariaga

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Currently, I am in my first year of my PhD in Mathematics, but my passion for this science began 7 years ago, when I entered my Bachelor’s degree, and at that time, without really understanding what a mathematician did, I set out to follow this path full of challenges, which day by day shows me part of the beauty behind mathematics.

Beatriz Barbero Lucas

University of Salamanca, Spain

I am a student of the Mathematics Degree at the University of Salamanca. I started the degree because many people around me had studied it or were studying it and they all spoke to me about the wonders of this science. I have discovered a world full of possibilities and with a lot of applications and although the career is difficult I would choose it again a thousand times. I am passionate about student representation, I was a member of Equality in the National Association of Mathematics Students. I would love to work in the world of cryptography when I finish my studies and that is why I am looking for research internships in this field.

Claudia Álvarez

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

I am a student of Civil Mathematical Engineering at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. My career is a bit unknown and in short it covers a part of engineering so that you have the tools to apply mathematics to real problems. Since I was in school I saw math as something wonderful; my desire was to be able to learn everything from it and use it, if possible, to help others. That’s why I decided to take a chance, moving to another city and taking on all the work that was ahead of me to study this career. It has been a difficult path, but I have always had the example of strong people who support me, especially women.

Giada Morat

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

I am currently enrolled in the last semester of my Master’s Degree in Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. After my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, this switch allowed me to approach real and practical issues while keep nourishing strong technical skills. Mathematics has been my strong guiding companion since 15 years, allowing me to explore the STEM environment and connect with people from multiple disciplines. As a woman and a mathematician, I feel like nowadays world would benefit from connection figures like me, especially considering the growing importance of multidisciplinary.

Gisel Mattar

Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Student from the University of Göttingen, Germany, she did his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the Universidad del Norte, Colombia. He is interested in analysis, in particular differential equations, because they allow us to model and understand the world around us.

Lilibeth de Horta Narvaez

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Colombia

I am a mathematician from the University of Cartagena, I started teaching in schools a little before I graduated. Then I started a specialization in applied statistics at the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar and two months later I was linked as a professor in the course of calculation, linear algebra and statistics. I was passionate about this line of work, so I continued my studies with a master’s degree at this same University and area.
So currently are teaching in academic, university and process of developing my thesis to complete the master. I would like to continue with the research and experiment in other work fields.

Mercedes Jordan Santana

Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Dublin University of Technology I studied Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, did my PhD at the University of Sussex and post-doc at the University of Burgundy in France. I always liked and was surprised by mathematics. My passion is geometry and I believe deeply in the infinite possibilities of science.

Paulina Hernández Fontes

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Sandra Karina Narváez Pupiales

Universidad Técnica del Norte, Ecuador

Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Técnica del Norte and Manager of the company SEYTON CIA LTDA focused on network and information security services and products. She is an engineer in Electronics and Communication Networks with fourth level studies corresponding to the Master in Communication Networks. She has worked professionally as a Project Manager and Controller in the area of Telecommunications in the north and center of Ecuador. She has taken several courses of professional preparation, teaching at national and international level in areas such as WLAN, Network and Information Security, Administration, Service Management, Networking and Hyperconvergence of networks and services. She has important certifications and studies at the level of CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Wireless, Security Infrastructure and Security FabricFortinet, Data Center and Storage HPE, among others.


Silvia Margarita Calderón

Oulu University, Finland

I am a member of the Atmospheric Research group in the Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit of the University of Oulu, Finland. I am chemical engineer but with time I realized that I wanted to do a very special kind of research: mathematical modeling. This is how I studied a MSc in Applied Engineering Mathematics. Then I became professor at the School of Chemical Engineering at the Universidad of Los Andes in Venezuela. I had so much fun in my master studies that I decided to add the “Math’s touch” to every subject from laboratory to elective courses to make them funnier. In my research field, atmospheric modelling, Math is essential to translate from observations to predictions. Math is a very powerful magic and this is how I explain it to my children. I love to imagine that the numerical methods that I use to solve the models are like revealing charms. Math is so amazing that the same equations that we use to understand the interaction of light with cloud droplets can be also used in colloids.

Verónica Vargas Alejo

Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

Degree in Mathematical Physics from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo and PhD in Educational Mathematics from the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N. SNI 1 2013-2016. Professional experience as a researcher in teaching mathematics at the basic, middle and higher levels; teacher in the areas of physics and mathematics at the middle and higher levels. Publications on mathematics teaching in international specialised journals. Lines of research: Perspectives on mathematical modeling and problem solving. Founding member of the International Research Group Living Campus of Education in STEM formed by researchers from several universities: University of Texas at San Antonio, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Universidad de Quintana Roo, Universidad de Guadalajara. Currently, Coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education at the University of Guadalajara.

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