EPO (Education & Public Outreach)
CDA (Carrer Development and Advisory)
MECUSA is an interdisciplinary program of ECUSA that aims to promote the role of women in science. In MECUSA we work in (i) awareness of the gender gap that exists in the science world, (ii) we educate future and present generations about the importance of the role of women in science, and (iii) we seek solutions to the loss of women in science in so many scientific careers.
Our main goal is to advocate for equality, inside and outside of ECUSA.
Career Development and Advisory’s mission is to strengh, make richer and promote ECUSA members professional careers, and stimulate the development of new science and techonology professionals.
To fulfill this mission, CDA creates and organizes programs, projects and events at national and local level that gather a great number of ECUSA members, and which are sponsored by the Ramón Areces Foundation, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Spanish Employment and Social Security (MEYSS).
The goals of the Communication Committee are mainly to facilitate communication between ECUSA and the Spanish and American society, to make the association known through the spread of the activities and events carried out by ECUSA and to serve as a platform to inform about the scientific work performed by our members and Spanish scientists in the USA .
We also give information on current scientific topics of interest, we try to increase the visibility of science in society and mostly we want to help creating a network of scientists and other Spanish-speaking science professionals, both in the U.S. as in Spain and other countries, which facilitates the communication between members.
The mission of the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Committee is to increase the social awareness of science and technology by reaching out to the community through conferences and events that also serve to promote and get to know Spanish scientists in the United States.
Through its ECUSA in Schools program, EPO also aims to spark curiosity and encourage children to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by participating in science fairs and organizing workshops and talks in Spanish and English at schools and community centers.