Ciência Viva launched today, March 8, International Women’s Day, the book Women in Science (“Mulheres na Ciência”) where pays tribute to Portuguese women scientists.

The third edition of this book brought together 101 new faces and testimonies of women who work in research in our country, photos captured by Clara Azevedo, José Carlos Carvalho, Luís Filipe Catarino and Rita Carmo.

The first edition was launched in 2016 and the second in 2019. In each edition, more than a hundred women are honored, whose work has been fundamental to Science and Technology’s progress in Portugal in recent decades.

Inês Lynce, President of INESC-ID, is one of the ten women in Engineering who are presented in this 2021 edition.

“It is a great honor for me to be selected to be part of this initiative, which, on the one hand, extols the importance of science and technological development and, on the other hand, lives up to the role of women in this area where they are underrepresented. I am happy to be an example that can inspire young Portuguese girls to follow their path in this area. I am a woman and I am a computer engineer” said Inês Lynce about her participation in this book.

On the page dedicated to Inês Lynce in the book we can read:

” Solving problems is a fascinating challenge for me. I found in Computer Engineering a powerful and automatic approach to solving problems. Artificial intelligence added a creative and scientific way of putting a machine to work rationally. Research gave me the opportunity to come up with seas never sailed before. Teaching and mentoring students brought me the unique possibility of enhancing the ability and talent of the youngest. ” (Mulheres na Ciência, Ciência Viva, 2021)

[pt] “Resolver problemas é para mim um desafio fascinante. Encontrei na Engenharia Informática uma abordagem poderosa e automática para resolver problemas. A inteligência artificial acrescentou uma forma criativa e científica de colocar uma máquina a atuar racionalmente. A investigação deu-me a oportunidade de chegar a mares nunca de antes navegados. O ensino e orientação de alunos trouxeram-me a possibilidade única de potenciar a capacidade e o talento dos mais jovens.” (Mulheres na Ciência, Ciência Viva, 2021)

Fotografia: Luís Filipe Catarino


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