IPCA marks International Women’s Day with a session to encourage women’s access to STEAM fields.

19 IPCA students, from undergraduate, master's, and vocational education programs, were awarded the Women + Scholarship as part of the SKILLS BOOST 2025@IPCA project, funded by the PRR.

These scholarships aim to encourage and attract female students to enroll in degree programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

During the session, a roundtable discussion was also held on Employability and Women’s Access to STEAM fields. As these fields currently offer the best employment prospects, it is urgent to promote their access to more girls and women, breaking down stereotypes that still persist.

The session featured remarks from the President of the Monitoring Commission of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), Pedro Dominguinhos, and the President of IPCA, Maria José Fernandes.

The roundtable was moderated by the Vice-President of IPCA, Paula Tavares, and included participation from a CTeSP student in Advanced Construction Technologies at IPCA and a PhD in Psychology, Iva Tendais; an Electronics and Computer Engineering graduate from IPCA and Engineer at Bosch, Ana Almeida; and the Director of Human Resources at the DST Group, José Machado.

In the audience were IPCA students, as well as students from Barcelos Secondary Schools and Alcaides de Faria Secondary School.