Inspiring and sharing
Residency at the Houses of Parliament during one week, under the framework of the Royal Society Member of Parliament-Scientist Pairing Scheme. Awarded to some of the best research scientists in the UK (as The Royal Society establishes) to promote the importance of Science in government policies and bring scientists’ expertise to the Houses of Parliament. I liaised with different government agencies and sat in parliamentary select committees related to science and technology.
Discussion with the general public. "¿Mujeres exitosas? Lo que nadie nos contó" ("Sucessful women? What nobody told us"). Broadcast by Alice Rodríguez for her radio program “Género & Acción” at KLDRO Radio, with Claudia Calvin Venero (Mujeres Construyendo), Roser Mendez, Marita Seara (Visionarias) and Andrea Collazo (Visionarias). Mexico City. 15th March, 2023.
"The origins of womENcourage celebration by Eva Navarro López". Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)-W Europe. 23rd February, 2023.
Panellist and discussion with the general public. "IA: Cuando la sociedad cambie, los algoritmos cambiarán" ("AI: When society changes, algorithms will change"). Visionarias Talks with Andrea Collazo and Marita Seara Fernández. 29th September, 2022.
Keynote speaker. "Morphogenius. The ideas game". Festival of Diversity in Maths. Organised by the UK's government-funded initiative Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. 2022.
Discussion with the general public. "Infancias en la ciencia" ("Childhoods in science"). A conversation with Alice Rodríguez for her radio program "Género & Acción" at KLDRO Radio, Mexico City. 23rd March, 2022.
Discussion with the general public. "Las mujeres en la ciencia" ("Women in science"). A conversation with Alice Rodríguez for her radio program "Género & Acción" at KLDRO Radio, Mexico City. 20th October, 2021.
Panellist. Panel around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of Reduce Inequality within and among Countries at Cheltenham Science Festival 2021. Event hosted by Science Communicator Greg Foot. 12th June, 2021. More information in the following link. The video is available here.
Discussion with the general public. “Dedicarse a la investigación” (“Doing research”). A conversation with Antonio Feregrino in his youtube channel That C# guy. 20th February, 2021. Available at the following link.
Interview with TechnoLatinas within the series "Latinas que Inspiran" ("Inspiring Latin Women"). I was the first in this series of interviews, 12th February 2021. The interview is available at the following link.
Recital. "The boundaries of jazz". Manchester Jazz Society. Manchester, United Kingdom, 10th February 2021.
Keynote speaker. “Morphogenius” on Turing’s morphogenesis, the pillars of computational thinking and my own journey in computer science since I started building robots and programming (at 11 years old). 5th Extremadura Science Festival. STEAM school. Cáceres, Spain. 15th June, 2019.
Panellist. Debate “Academic experiences of working with Parliament and Parliamentarians” within the event “Engaging with Select Committees and Members of Parliament”. Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK. 9th May, 2018.
Panellist. Post-show panel discussion in the interactive show “Ada.Ada.Ada” dedicated to Ada Lovelace, creator of the world’s first computer programme circa 1843. Panel about women in STEM. Part of the Manchester Science Festival. The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, UK. 30th October, 2015.
Panellist in the debate “What is doing research in computer science?”. Encuentro Nacional de Ciencias de la Computación, ENC2015 (Mexican National Congress of Computer Science), http://smcc.mx/, Ensenada, Baja California, México. 7th October, 2015.
"From one woman's perspective", opening speech of the 1st ACM womENcourage Conference in Manchester: text file and video (incomplete). 1st March, 2014.
Interview by Google within the series “CS on Air – Women in Engineering” to encourage women into science and engineering. 12th March, 2013. Google rarely interviews people outside the organisation.
Contributor to the exhibition “Alan Turing and Life’s Enigma” in the Manchester Museum about Alan Turing’s morphogenesis. From 24th March to 18th November 2012. Part of the Manchester Science Festival.
Panellist in the debate “Alan Turing: Science and Sexuality” in the Manchester Museum, part of the Manchester Pride Festival. 22nd August, 2012.
Work with the Black British Academics Community Interest Company linked to the articles:
“Urgently seeking: black women computer scientists” by Deborah Gabriel. Black British Academics for Equality in Higher Education, 8th July, 2013.
“ACM-Women Europe Conference: History in the Making”. Black British Academics for Equality in Higher Education, 7th March, 2014.
Other inspirational activities:
Member of the Board of Trustees for the Swedish AI Fund Program at AI Center. Since 2021.
Member of the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab. Since 2021.
Founder member of ACM-Women Europe. 2012-2014.
1st ACM-Women Europe Celebrations Leader. 2012-2014.
Founder of the ACM series of conferences womENcourage in Europe. 2012–2014. Read and watch my inaugural speech: "From one woman's perspective", text file and video (incomplete).
Champion of equality, inclusion and diversity as the Chair of the new Athena Swan Task Force Group within the School of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Wolverhampton.
Member of Technolatinas, a recently-formed community to bring together technologists and scientists from Latin America and all around the world to support each other and advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion. Since 2020.
Member of the BCS Women in Computing Research committee of the BCS Academy of Computing. This committee is formed by prominent researchers in computing and aims to promote women in computing research. Since 2015.
Chair of the gender balance committee at the European COST Action IC1404 “Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems” (MPM4CPS). Funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Association, European Commission. 2014-2019.
Coordinator and keeper of history of Computer Science. In this role, I was the driving force behind the freshly revamped history webpage of the School of Computer Science in Manchester, which received excellent feedback and praise from the University Historian & Heritage Manager, amongst others. I also contributed to several conferences and exhibitions. 2012–2016.
Manchester Jazz Society life member, steering committee and chief technical officer.
Academic champion in equality, diversity and inclusion, and coordinator of the School of Computer Science of the WiSET network (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences of The University of Manchester. 2012-2016. My strong commitment to supporting women in science and engineering helped earn the School the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2014.
Inspirational talk "Equal, however, less... don't be afraid to make the difference" to encourage female undergraduates and postgraduates to develop their careers in science, engineering and technology, by invitation from the WiSET network (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology). 29th April, 2009. Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, The University of Manchester.
Participation in "Do you hear what I hear? A communications workshop". Manchester Beacon Summit 2010. The Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK. 11th November, 2010.