Two university orientation courses, of residential nature, to bring a total of 60 girls who have just finished their fourth year of secondary school, with excellent results, closer to "Stem" (acronym for "Science, technology, engineering, mathematics") subjects, and to encourage social mobility. Sant'Anna School presents the second course, for 2022, “STEM: le ragazze si mettono in gioco!”, planned for Monday, July 25th to Thursday, July 28th. At the opening on Monday, July 25th, from 9:30 a.m., a speech by the Minister for Equal Opportunity and the Family, Elena Bonetti, is scheduled. The 60 female students, 30 who participated in the first 2022 edition and equal number for the second, from Monday, July 25th, were selected considering their parents' educational achievements and qualifications, based on reports received from secondary schools throughout Italy.
During their time spent in Pisa, hosted in the facilities of Sant'Anna School, the participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas with professors, researchers, experts and Honour students on the challenges of tomorrow's world. For them, this is the first opportunity to meet with content and perspectives opened by the study of disciplines such as biotechnology, robotics, computer science, physics and agriculture. Female students will be able to interact with personalities of international scientific prominence. For the whole duration of the guidance course, the female students will live the campus-lifestyle and will be accompanied by Honour students on visits to the main science and technology laboratories of Sant'Anna School. This initiative will enjoy the support of the Talento all’Opera foundation and has been supported by @PagoPA, which has confirmed its commitment for next years' editions.
"Increasing the presence of women in 'Stem' fields is a strategic goal to break down inequality, as well as to improve the efficiency of the National System. In this 2022, considering the approval that the first edition was received with, Sant'Anna School has doubled its commitment by promoting two courses, in the awareness that it is providing a service that is certainly useful for the future of society", emphasize Marco Fontana and Chiara Pucciariello, Professors who, with the delegate to the Guidance Eloisa Cristiani, are the project coordinators.