By Lisa Banti
I am a high school student at the European School of Brussels Uccle. I partook in a work experience at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Bio-tech Center of the renowned Research University of Trento (Italy). During the summer of 2021, I had the privilege of being chosen for an internship program during a two-week period. That is where I discovered, through intriguing interviews, that the opinions of female scientists on ‘GENDER EQUALITY in the workplace’ are very diverse throughout the STEM work disciplines.
During my stay, I worked with the University for many projects, in one of these, I interviewed 5 female scientists from Universities in collaboration with Trento, from all over the globe.
- Professor Enkhtuul Tsendeekhuu from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
- Assistant researcher Helena Ferreira from the University of Minho, Portugal
- Ph.D. student Choi Joo Hee from the Jeonbuk National University, South Korea
- Associate professor Sorada Kanokpanontfrom the Chulalongkorn University of Thailand, Thailand
- Researcher Yuejiao Yang from the University of Trento, Italy
This project was created with an objective in mind: to spread the opinions of female scientists in the STEM field to their younger selves, thus to students interested in those future academic careers.
The interviews are on Gender Equality in the workplace and what role women play in society as well as in the academic disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Through all my interviews and research, I could not have asked for a more diverse experience culture-wise. I have learned of different traditions, cultures, histories and personal stories from these hardworking women; and so will you, as you read these interviews.
Lisa Banti is the author of the series of articles known as: INTERVIEW to female scientists on GENDER EQUALITY in the workplace. She worked in the Bio-Tech Center within the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Trento as an intern for two weeks during the summer of 2021.
She is a High School student at the European School of Brussels Uccle. She’s also a regular author in the European Schools newspaper 13 Stars.
This research was made possible by project REMIX
Regenerative Medicine Innovation Crossing – REMIX (2017-2023) is a research and training project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, under the MSCA-RISE instrument. The project is coordinated by the University of Trento (Italy), more specifically by its Biotech Center for Biomedical Technologies (within the Department of Industrial Engineering), led by prof. Antonella Motta. The project involves a partnership of 5 universities in Europe and Asia – University of Trento, University of Minho (Portugal), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Mongolia) and Chonbuk National University (South Korea) – that exchange researchers and PhD students who conduct joint research on the use of natural materials in Regenerative Medicine.