#NCCRWomen: A researcher in my class

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In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The NCCR DFAB is proud to support this movement, and to inspire future researchers with the challenges, innovations and solutions of today.

#NCCRWomen move forward!

The NCCR Digital Fabrication joins 14 other NCCR's in raising awareness of their research and activities. After beginning with a video campaign profiling over 100 leading women researchers at institutions across Switzerland, the programme now shifts to actively promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and careers in science in classrooms across Switzerland.

With our exceptional women researchers presenting as strong role-models one of the principal goals of the campaign is to expose girls and young women to all possibilities for a career science. The programme is offered to middle schools in Switzerland where teachers can request presentations from researchers across all domains of the Campaign. The NCCR DFAB provides researchers who can present in the areas of Architecture, Robotics, Construction, and Engineering.

The #NCCRWomen Campaign and the NCCR DFAB welcome any requests for participation in schools, please contact us through the links below or by contacting Dr. Kaitlin McNally.