Webinar #ShapingTogether 2: International STEM Girls 'and Girls' Day

Webinar #ShapingTogether 2: International STEM Girls 'and Girls' Day

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Life and education in pandemic continue and after almost two years we have gained experience, provided numerous research and analysis, we reflected on the steps taken in 30 webinars Online Together. We know what we could have done better, we have ideas on how to do better, how to set education for the digital age, what we would like to learn from science and technology and now it is time to act. 

In this new series of webinars Together, our goal is to provide information, ideas, analysis, to challenge you to discussions and to stimulate you to build a future in how to make those necessary changes, to move forward and shape education and science for today and tomorrow.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to science and participation in science for women and girls.

the event from the Build Together series - dedicated webinar International Day for the Recognition of the Critical Role of Women and Girls in Science and Technology brought to the fore the work and achievements of girls and women scientists who contribute to innovation and progress in science and technology, while encouraging the next generation of young women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Through this webinar we have tried to give visibility to STEM women, their unique scientific perspectives, personal journey, creation and endurance over the years.

The event celebrated the work and achievements of girls and women scientists who contribute to innovation and progress in science and technology, while encouraging the next generation of young women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

The over 700 participants, present both on the Zoom platform and the accounts of CeL's Facebook and YouTube, listened with great interest to the experiences and growing contribution of women in science, in the technical fields, and also their personal stories, considering the sources of inspiration for education and career.

The final remarks by the presenters focused on the following: ability, creativity, joy, balance, energy and always the presence of a beginning, in order to give the present participants the inspiration and courage needed to pursue the dream and the perseverance needed in a successful career, regardless of the field.

It was an edition with special content to promote full and equal access to science and technology for women and girls, with the guests present bringing a broader perspective on the critical role that women and girls play in science and technology. The webinar ended on a positive note, with many inspirational stories, hundreds of messages of thanks from the participants, with numerous opinions and discussions about science and technology today and tomorrow.

About International Women's Day in STEM

This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to science and participation in science for women and girls. Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full capacity to make their ideas heard are the levers for development and peace.

Together we will respond to the challenges of building models and structures in education and science in collaboration with IEEE Romania, EDEN Europe Association, Romanian Alliance of Technical Universities and Politehnica University of Timisoara.

The webinar was broadcast live on the Zoom platform, Facebook and YouTube.

Watch the webinar recording below:



Ana-Maria Dumitrescu he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 2003 and received his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 2012 with a thesis based on the method of controlling active energy filters. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Machinery, Materials and Actuals and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the same university. She has worked on over 25 national and international research projects, co-authored over 80 papers evaluated by colleagues in the field of electrical engineering. Her area of interest and expertise includes control strategies, electrical drives, energy quality, microgrids, smart grids and smart cities, electrical measurements and embedded systems. Dr. Dumitrescu is currently working on improving a control strategy for active power filters and deriving high-resolution load curves for residential consumers. She has been an active member of IEEE since 2009, especially of the IEEE-IMS Romania Section and has been responsible for IEEE Romania Student Activities since 2018. He has been a member of the local committee of several international conferences and workshops and has organized workshops and panels in the field. She led the UPB team in the H2020 FLEXMETER and ERA-NET LAC ITCity projects. In her academic career, she has coordinated over 60 undergraduate and master's degree studies and is active on the advisory committee of several PhD students.


Alina Racataian he graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Applied Electronics Department, and in the same year he began his career in the automotive industry, as a Hardware (Test) Engineer at Continental. He remained in this position for 2 years, after which, in 2010, he continued his career at Yazaki (automotive), as a Product Validation Engineer (system / complete product testing). He took over the position of Team Leader of the team in 2017. In 2021 he agreed to change the team and take over the position of Team Leader of the Product Engineering (System and Requirements Engineering) team.


Loredana-Mihaela Stanciu he graduated from the Faculty of Automatics and Computers, specializing in Computers in 2001, then a program of in-depth studies in the same specialization in 2002. Since 2001 he has been a teacher in the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, being currently an associate professor. He has been a doctor at the Polytechnic University of Timișoara since 2008 with a thesis in the field of biomedical engineering, which focused on modeling and making a human hand model. He has over 45 published scientific articles, is the co-author of 4 books or book chapters and has participated in 8 research projects as a director or team member. He has research interests in artificial intelligence, image recognition, neural networks and affective computing. He has coordinated over 70 undergraduate and dissertation papers in the last 5 years alone and has been a member of the Board of the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics and the Board of the Faculty of Automation and Computers in the last 2 terms. Since September 2020, he has been vice-dean of the Faculty of Automation and Computers, responsible for actions regarding the quality of the teaching process, human resources and the issues of years 1 and 2, undergraduate studies. During 2012-2016 he did a training in Systemic Family Therapy at the Areopagus Institute in Timișoara, and in 2020 he graduated from the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, specializing in Psychology, at the West University of Timișoara.


Anca Drăghici he received a Master's degree in machine tool design (1989, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania) and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management (2001, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania). In 2001, he obtained a doctorate in the field of research in machine tool ergonomics, at the Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania. He is now a full professor (and PhD supervisor) at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Production and Transportation Management. His teaching disciplines are related to Industrial Ergonomics, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Investment Management and Knowledge Management. His research interests are related to the impact of sustainability on organizational dynamics and business models. He publishes and regularly attends international scientific conferences (has over 130 articles in the Clarivate Analytics database). For the last 10 years, she has been involved in various Erasmus + educational projects dedicated to the sustainable development of skills and education (for higher education and vocational training). Anca Drăghici is the president of the Romanian Society for Ergonomics and Work Environment Management (ErgoWork, https://ergoworksociety.com/), a member of the Romanian Academic Management Society (SAMRO, https://samro.ro). In recognition of her research achievements, Anca was a guest editor at Human Systems Management magazine (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/human-systems-management/) and served as a guest speaker on several international conferences.


Diana Poenaru she is 18 years old and is a 12th grade student at the Grigore Moisil Theoretical High School in Timisoara. Her passions are biology and computer science, which she has managed to combine by participating in various competitions and getting involved in various volunteer projects, including Oncogen, BioCoderDojo and EducaTM.


Anca-Ioana Dărăbuț she is a master's student in the first year of Biomedical Electronics, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies, at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara.


Dr. Diana Andone (@ diando70) is the director of the eLearning Center of Politehnica University of Timișoara, with responsibilities in the planning and implementation of distance learning and the integration of the use of online educational technologies for all forms of education, through the UPT Virtual Campus - CVUPT . Dr. Andone is a lecturer in multimedia and web technologies, with an intense research activity at international level through various projects with European funding and multiple publications (with over 17 books, 80 scientific papers, 11 Best paper Awards). Passionate about the use of technologies in everyday life, Diana promotes the use of open resources OER and MOOCs, developing UniCampus - online courses in Romania. Dr. Andone is strongly involved in the activity of the scientific community through various management functions of international associations EDEN (Vice-president), IEEE Romania, IEEE CS TCLT, but also by supporting the activity of the regional community of start-up and innovation, cultural and social responsibility.