The project INSPIRA “Inspire young girls in Science and Technology” aims to raise awareness of young people, boys and girls, about the reality of women in the scientific-technological field, especially support girls who have an interest or concern about these areas, and thereby increase the scientific and technological vocations among young people between 10 and 14 yr. For the development of INSPIRA, the University of Deusto and Elhuyar Fundazioa have formed a strong multidisciplinary team of professionals to integrate expertise and resources, and create a network of stakeholders involved in promoting female professionals in STEM areas. The methodological and innovative strategy proposed by the project is to organize awareness sessions around “Gender, Science and Technology” for groups of boys and girls in primary and secondary education. On the other hand, a group of female professionals will carry out mentoring dynamics with small groups of girls with interest in Research, Science and Technology.
Funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Ref. FCT-15-10615