UABCS Professor who was elected Mentor of Science by a UK organization

The UABCS researcher stood out in a group of 60 scientists nationwide; receives a 3-month training course

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La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). A professor from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), part of the Academic Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, has been selected through the British Council Science Mentor Program, a cultural relations organization between RUK and Mexico.

Mentors selected through a nationwide appeal, including Jenny Carolina Rodriguez Villalobos, You will receive training and mentoring for a period of 3 months to later accompany young researchers in their professional career and share best practices with them.

In the 2022 edition, the program brings together 60 scientists who are part of the National Systems of Researchers of the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) who are being trained that year and their first “mentees” (young researchers).

“The appointment of Dr. Rodríguez Villalobos as a mentor is a recognition of her career as a research professor and for the UABCS itself, as she is represented nationally in the group of 60 women scientists,” said the department head, Georgina Brabata Dominguez.

The initiative is a response to the gender inequality that exists in the scientific field in Mexico, represented by the choice of streets and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) postgraduate courses; on the ergonomic production and the constitution of Conacyt itself, which is represented by 37% women.

“It is part of the Women and Girls in STEM regional program in Latin America, which focuses on increasing the impact and scope of the British Council’s EDI agenda by designing and enhancing sustainable mechanisms for the social development and inclusion of women and vulnerable populations expand,” stated the Maximum House of Studies in Southern California.

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