Celebrating WOMEN IN SCIENCE
In this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate all our inspiring MIT Portugal Program Women who built successful careers in science and technology, and we share some thoughts and inspirational words from 4 of our MPP Women.
May you be inspired by them. We hope that in the future many more women find their place in Engineering and Science.
“Being a Scientist allows me to investigate what is yet to be discovered, and apply the discoveries to improve society’s quality of life. Achieving this requires resilience,empathy, and passion”.
Zita Martins, is MPP National Co-Director, Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, and Astrobiologist
“A life dedicated to science to transform the world into a better place is very rewarding and compensates for all the daily hurdles to overcome, even in cases where women are required to make extra efforts. Curiosity and will are the qualities to take every minute, no matter how bad was the sleep!”
Júlia Seixas is MPP Lead Faculty of Climate Science & Climate Change and Pro-Rector for Sustainability at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
“Education is one of the most powerful weapons against gender or social inequality. Today we celebrate the equal acess to carrers in science and technology!”
Daniela Couto is MPP Bioengineering Systems PhD Alumna and Partner at BioGeneration Ventures (BGV)
“In my PhD I went to the Arctic to study life in ice and sent arctic microalgae to space. I work every day so that achievements such as these stop being considered extraordinary just because I am a woman. Normalization and increased representativity of women in science are fundamental to encouraging more women to explore all their potential. Let’s all be a part of that.”
Lígia Coelho is an MPP Bioengineering PhD candidate.