Special attention will be given to create gender-sensitive material for the “Photonics Workshops” and “Photonics Challenger Projects” that they gain the interest of girls and have a lasting impact on their personal relation to science, technology and Fab Labs. For this the developers are supported by the Gender Action Team.

This Gender Action Team, consists of several professionals like Prof. Averil MacDonald from WISE (Women in Science and Engineering). Please find in the table below the list of all the members of the Gender Action Team.

The Gender Action Team has the following main responsibilities:

  1. Making an inventory of considerations to be taken into account during the design phase
  2. Training for the Pilot Fab Labs at M6
  3. Making an inventory of considerations to be taken into account during the test phase
  4. Compiling a document with specific guidelines for Fab Labs that can be used to roll out to other Fab Labs