Women in Resistance: Relatando o impacto da exposição do IEEE WiEUFRN na Semana de Ciência e Tecnologia da UFRN

  • Monica Pereira UFRN
  • Marjory Abreu UFRN


In celebration of the 60th anniversary of UFRN, we have proposed an initiative by IEEE WiEUFRNat CIENTEC aiming to highlight the female contribution to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) degrees at UFRNover the last 60 years. The highlights were made through an exhibition, composed of four parts: I) description of renowned female icons and their contributions to the STEM areas. II) History of female participation in STEM courses at UFRN, through graphs showing the percentage of female students in the courses since its creation. III) #euexisto campaign: display of testimonials videos from current students of STEM courses explaining why they chose the course. IV) Tribute to female Lecturers: display all female lecturers names that have taught in STEM courses at UFRN. As a result, the group paid a tribute to those brilliant women and highlighted their contribution to STEM; acknowledged the current students and teachers of the courses; and helped raising awareness about the need to encourage the participation of women in these courses and in order to build a more diverse environment. Our main goal was raise awareness that the degrees of STEM had consistently less women than man and thus, our feminist group had a very important role to play in increasing those numbers. From the informal feedback we received, we believe our goal was achieved.

Palavras-chave: IEEE Women in Engineering, 60 year anniversary, women in STEM, UFRN


Portal da UFRN. ”Assembl´eia Universit´aria Celebra 60 anos da UFRN”, 2018. Available: http://www.UFRN.br/imprensa/noticias/17514/assembleia-universitaria-celebra-60- anos-da-UFRN. [Accessed: September 05, 2018].

CIENTEC UFRN. ”Mostra de Ciˆencia, Tecnologia e Cultura”, 2018. Available: https://sigeventos.UFRN.br/evento/CIENTEC2018. [Accessed: September 05, 2018]. [3] Ignotofsky, Rachel, Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world, Ten Speed Press, 2016.

Federação Nacional de Engenheiros. ”Mulher e engenharia no Brasil: história de desbravadoras”, 2018. Available: https://www.fne.org.br/index.php/todas-as-noticias/4060- mulher-e-engenharia-no-brasil-historia-de-desbravadoras/ [Accessed: September 05, 2018].

EDUCAFRO. ”Personalidades 2017: Joana D’Arc Felix”, 2018. Available: https://www.educafro.org.br/site/personalidades-2017-joana-darc-felix/ [Accessed: September 05, 2018].

Superintendência de Informática - UFRN, 2018. Available: https://info.UFRN.br/. [Accessed: September 05, 2018].

IEEE WiEUFRN- Women in Engineering, 2018. Available: https://www.facebook.com/IEEEWiE.UFRN/videos/1727621653943613/. [Accessed: September 05, 2018].
PEREIRA, Monica; ABREU, Marjory . Women in Resistance: Relatando o impacto da exposição do IEEE WiEUFRN na Semana de Ciência e Tecnologia da UFRN. In: WOMEN IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (WIT), 13. , 2019, Belém. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 99-103. ISSN 2763-8626. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/wit.2019.6717.