TWIST (Towards Women in Science and Technology) was a FP7 funded project that ran from 2010 to 2012. It raised awareness about the role and representation of women in science through programmes and activities in science centres and museums. The TWIST project focused on the stereotypes and biases on societal roles of men and women and their career paths. The main objective was to create and develop innovative activities and exhibitions in science centres targeting students, their teachers and parents as well as the general public to create debates and ignite on-going discussions on gender issues.
The project developed fantastic resources, of which we are happy to share One Size Fits All?, a source of inspiration for science centers which would like to offer a programme of professional teacher development on gender awareness in schools. You can also download TWIST Guidelines, or Towards Gender Equality in Science – 10 Steps for Science Centres and Museums. Enjoy!