Thursday, July 19, 2018
Ángeles Camacho Rosales was also awarded with the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET)
On 18 June 2018, Forbes magazine published the list of the one hundred most powerful women in Mexico. Writers, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists, among other important women, were included in the list. Ángeles Camacho Rosales was included because of her work in fomenting the participation of women in science.
Ángeles Camacho obtained her high school and undergraduate certificate from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and worked in the industry before starting her PhD at the University of Southampton. In her trajectory, Ángeles Camacho realised the gender gaps in areas like engineering, physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry, among others. The PhD student of the Optoelectronics Research Centre developed a programme to raise awareness on the gender gaps in the department, the university and the general public. This project made her a WISET award winner as well and included her in Forbes’ list.
Besides her work tackling gender gaps in science, the Mexican researcher develops her own work under the supervision of Prof Jayanta Sahu, world leader in special fibre technologies. The Centre for Mexican Studies, UNAM United Kingdom, is happy to recognise the work of people like Ángeles Camacho Rosales, as well as her efforts in science and her struggle to tackle the gender gap.
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