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The exhibition "Discovering scientists" arrives in Alcantarilla (11/03/2020)

The Municipal Archive "Cayitas House" hosts, until March 24, the exhibition "Discovering scientists", a sample with the biography of 38 women scientists or inventors and portraits thereof, especially aimed at students of Primary and Secondary Education, but also for the general public.

The exhibition, organized by the Seneca Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Education of the City of Alcantarilla, shows the trajectory of women scientists or inventors with illustrations made by children between 7 and 10 years of age, and is completed with digital resources, available at

The Councilor for Education, Culture and Youth, Marina Lorenzo, today opened the exhibition with the Director General of Research and Scientific Innovation, María Isabel Fortea, the director of the Seneca Foundation, Antonio González, and 6th grade students of the Jara school Cheek.

"Discovering scientists" proposes a journey through the work and vital experience of 38 scientists and inventors through the eyes of children.

The majority are scientists unknown to the public and it is intended to recognize and do justice to that other half of science.

The illustrations of the children were made in plastic workshops during the Secyt 15 Science and Technology Week, directed by Gloria Lapeña, who contributed with her illustrations.

The scientists who can meet at the exhibition are: the child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, the great dyslexic Carol W. Greider, the ecologist Rachel Carson, Grace Murray Hopper, the thinker Rita Levi Montalcini, the great loner Barbara McClintock, the science writer and economics Jane Marcet, the medicine fairy Gertrude Belle Ellion, the baby examiner Virginia Apgar, the inventor of the windshield wiper, Mary Anderson;

the oncologist Ana Lluch Hernández, the dietitian Ellen Swallow Richards, Elizabeth Blackwell, the enchantress of numbers Ada Lovelace, the inventor of the disposable diaper, Marion Donovan;

the inventor of the bra, Mary Phelps Jacob;

the inventor of the kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek;

the inventor of Wi-Fi, Hedy Lamarr;

the solidarity ecofeminist Vandana Shiva, the star Jocelyn Bell, the inventor of the Tipp-Ex, Bette Nesmith Graham;

the hare of Montaigner Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the star Henrietta Swan Leavitt, the inventor of the first electronic encyclopedia, Ángela Ruiz Robles;

Lise Meitner, the discoverer of Meitnerio, element number 109;

the discoverer of the invisible Margarita Salas, the discoverer of the patent number 3,623,007, Erna Schneider;

Molecule sculptor Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, art scientist Pilar Roig Picazo, biologist Linda Buck, Geobond inventor Patricia Billings;

Mrs. Edison Beulah Henry, the child psychologist Françoise Dolto, the inventor of gemstones Edith M. Flaningen, the pioneer of 'Word' Evelyn Berezin, Marie Curie, the girl Curie Irène Joliot-Curie and the inventor of the dishwasher, Josephine Cochran .

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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