Necesitamos “engineers”. Programa para el desarrollo de las competencias de una ingeniera

  1. Esperanza Alarcia 1
  2. Jesús Ángel Pisano 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


XXVI Congreso Universitario de Innovación Educativa en las Enseñanzas Técnicas: libro de actas

Publisher: Universidad de Oviedo

ISBN: 978-84-17445-02-7

Year of publication: 2018

Pages: 708-717

Congress: Congreso Universitario de Innovación Educativa en las Enseñanzas Técnicas (CUIEET) (26. 2018. Gijón)

Type: Conference paper


Mentoring is understood as a process of backing, orientation and guide from a person more experienced to another novel in some social or work environment. Mentoring is applied in different scopes, including education. However, recently, this practice was not gender-sensitive. But in recent years, the low percentage of women in technology has blown up alarms. Causes and solutions are being looked for. The diagnosis includes the lack of acquisition of some competencess by female children and teenagers. This is the reason why a gender mentoring has emerged, especially focused on women acquiring these competencies, which will encourage the interest in technology by women. The data that justify this concern is presented in this paper. We introduce a project, initiated this academic year at the University of Valladolid, which is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to facilitate the acquisition of competencies among the students University, with an especial projection on earlier stages of the education. It is also presented a study on the valuation of competencies that these experiences pretend to develop both, in the subject mentor and in the mentee, based on the experience of those who are participating in this project.