High Gain Antenna Gimbal (HGAG) for the rover Perseverance of the Mars 2020 mission
The Sener Foundation has received the Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri Honorable Mention for the project “A challenge for science”, carried out in collaboration with Sener.
The award, granted by the Los Tilos school in Madrid, was collected by the director of the Sener Foundation, Rosana Madroñal, on February 11th, during the closing ceremony of the “Science Morning”, coinciding with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
On receiving the award, Madroñal thanked Los Tilos school “for awarding this honorable mention for “A challenge for science”, a project that aims to encourage scientific and technical vocations in young people. The initiative proposes real engineering challenges to students and, this way, shows them how science, technology and engineering are at the service of people to improve our lives and what their work may consist of tomorrow, if they decide to study a career of this type”.
The director of Los Tilos School, Lucía Calvo, stated that “the proposal of technological innovation challenges aimed at improving society is exemplary for young people. The Sener Foundation encourages through its activities the socially responsible nature of professional activity, in addition to promoting research at the highest level. Precisely, an important part of our educational project is that our students display their talent in their professional future as a contribution to build a better society”.
The “Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri” Mention is awarded in memory of a doctor in chemistry, researcher and teacher, a pioneer among the few women who in the first half of the 20th century were dedicated to scientific disciplines. In all those who knew her, she left a deep impression of joy, humanity and eagerness to serve with her work. On May 18, 2019, she became the first lay person of Opus Dei to be beatified.
What is “A Challenge for Science”?
A challenge for science is a project to promote scientific and technological vocations among students in Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) carried out by the Sener Foundation in collaboration with the engineering and technology group Sener.
The initiative consists of exposing engineering innovation challenges to students so that they can present possible solutions; the same challenges that are posed internally by Sener professionals. The project involves the support and monitoring of the solutions presented by the participants throughout the process, which are evaluated and the best ones are awarded prizes
“A challenge for science” has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) under the Ministry of Innovation and Science. In addition, it obtained the STEAM Euskadi seal of the STEAM Euskadi Sariak 2021 Awards, organized by the Department of Education of the Basque Government in collaboration with the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque. Likewise, it has been awarded in 2022 with the Educaweb Academic Guidance Award, in the category of Companies.