Donne e matematica: binomio possibile?

Four seminars to reflect on the reasons that keep girls away from mathematical disciplines

From 16 February to 6 April
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To successfully close the gender gap in scientific subjects it is crucial to invest resources from the first year of university.

This is the premise for “Donne e matematica: binomio possibile?”, an initiative of the Mathematics department of the University of Trento created by Sonia Mazzucchi, department delegate for Equality and diversity policies, and promoted by Barbara Poggio, Prorector for equality and diversity policies, in close collaboration with Iprase - Istituto provinciale per la ricerca e la sperimentazione educativa. 

The seminars make up a course for 60 teachers from the secondary schools of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Mathematics degree candidates, recent graduates and PhD students at the University of Trento can participate too.

Susanna Terracini, member of the executive committee of Anvur (the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems) and president of the scientific association “European Women in Mathematics”, will be one of the speakers.

The seminars are considered professional training for teachers.
Register online by 10 February.
For information and registrations: Iprase

Next seminar: 

Friday, 6 April, 16.30

Iprase, Aula Magna (Rovereto – Via Tartarotti, 15)

Future directions and orientation

  • Susanna Terracini - member of the executive committee of Anvur and president of the scientific association “European Women in Mathematics”;
  • Patrizia Colella - principal of Liceo classico “Palmieri” in Lecce and president of the national association “Donne e Scienza”.

Cristiana BianchiLetizia Corazzolla and Enrica Rigotti (Iprase) report on women and mathematics in history.

Full programme

Friday, 16 February, 16.30

Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Aula 20 (Trento - Via Verdi, 26).

Welcome address:

  • Barbara Poggio - Prorector for equality and diversity policies at the University of Trento;
  • Andrea Caranti - Director of the Department of Mathematics, University of Trento;
  • Luciano Covi - Director of Iprase.

Reading, analyzing and interpreting data on the subject of gender and mathematics in Mathematics admission tests and national and international surveys

  • Sonia Mazzucchi - teaches Mathematical analysis, probability and statistics at the University of Trento;
  • Brunella Fiore - collaborator of the Department of Sociology at the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • Chiara Tamanini - Iprase.
Cristiana BianchiLetizia Corazzolla and Enrica Rigotti (Iprase) report on women and mathematics in history.

Friday, 2 March, 16.30

Iprase, Aula Magna (Rovereto – Via Tartarotti, 15)

Social stereotypes affecting the learning of mathematics

  • Grazia Priulla - teaches Sociology of cultural and communication processes at the University of Catania;
  • Carlo Tomasetto - professor of Developmental and educational psychology at the University of Bologna.

Cristiana Bianchi, Letizia Corazzolla andEnrica Rigotti (Iprase) report on women and mathematics in history.

Friday, 23 March, ore 16.30

Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Aula Kessler (Trento - Via Verdi, 26).

A gender perspective on the teaching and learning of mathematics

  • Giorgio Bolondi - professor of Didactics of mathematics education at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano;
  • Lorella Carimali - teaches mathematics at Liceo scientifico “Vittorio Veneto” in Milan.

Cristiana Bianchi, Letizia Corazzolla and Enrica Rigotti (Iprase) report on women and mathematics in history.

Friday, 6 April, 16.30

Iprase, Aula Magna (Rovereto – Via Tartarotti, 15)

Future directions and orientation

  • Susanna Terracini - member of the executive committee of Anvur and president of the scientific association “European Women in Mathematics”;
  • Patrizia Colella - principal of Liceo classico “Palmieri” in Lecce and president of the national association “Donne e Scienza”.

Cristiana Bianchi, Letizia Corazzolla and Enrica Rigotti (Iprase) report on women and mathematics in history.