Space Girls Space Women is the theme of a photo exhibition in Paris (18 June – 1 November 2015) portraying females being fascinated, working and studying space. Among the portrayed women is Daniela Drimaco, a telecom engineer working as Business Development Specialist in Planetek’s Space Systems Unit.
Daniela Drimaco was selected as testimonial of women working in Apulian companies of Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale.
Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO of Planetek Italia, said, “Planetek Italia is very much involved in sustaining women opportunities in Aerospace sector. The company employs 40% of women in its staff and is a member of WIA (Women in Aerospace) association”.
The Apulian Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale is an associate member of NEREUS, Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies, sponsoring partner of the exhibition that was jointly produced by SIPA Press and the European Space Agency (ESA).
NEREUS decided to engage in this initiative because it is in line with the network’s core mission: promoting the use of space technologies amongst public authorities and citizens, raising end-users’ awareness on the benefits of space in our daily lives. The exhibition is particularly suited to attract the next generation and the broad public to space activities and professions.
Space Girls Space Women contributes to one of the axes of the 2014-2015 Work Programme defined by NEREUS-President Nichi Vendola: enhancing the fascination for space by working on broad audiences through educational initiatives.
NEREUS-President Nichi Vendola is amongst the invited speaker for the festive opening ceremony of the Space Girls Space Women exhibition in Paris.
Visit the Space Girls Space Women exhibition website and discover the video and photo gallery with space women’s case stories at http://www.spacewomen.org/
This project, implemented by production manager Benoit Delplanque (Sipa Press) and astrophysicist Fiorella Coliolo (ExoWorld), has been made possible thanks to the commitment of founding partner ESA. CNES, the NEREUS network, La Cité de l’espace, and the GSA are also participating in this co-production. Universcience co-produced the multimedia application with an ESTIM grant. Space Girls Space Women is also supported by the network Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E).
Project practical information
Website “Space Girls Space Women”: www.spacewomen.org
Exhibition « Space Girls Space Women », Paris, 18 June – 1 November 2015:
The application « Space Girls Space Women » for smartphones and tablets related to the exhibition will be available from the 22nd of June 2015 on iOS and Android. The application includes education-al features, quizzes, testimonies and resources.
About Space Girls Space Women, Benoit Delplanque and Fiorella Coliolo, to info[at]spacewomen.org
To become a Space Girls Space Women, Benoit Delplanque and Fiorella Coliolo to partner[at]spacewomen.org
For media requests, Franck Jamet, press-spacegirls[at]sipa.com
The DTA scarl, established in Puglia in July 2009, is a non-profit organization, whose aims are research and technology transfer in aerospace.
Through scientific and technological excellence, guaranteed by the presence of universities from Puglia and national research centers, it promotes and implements initiatives and projects aimed at attracting investments in high-tech manufacturing sectors, contribute to the development of technical and scientific expertise of the industrial partners, strengthen the research system of Puglia, a national and international level.