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#WomenInAviationScience Campaign


As we approach "Woman in Science Day" on February 11, 2024, we are thrilled to unveil a compilation of articles crafted to introduce you to remarkable women spearheading European research projects such as RefMap and ImaFUSA. Both endeavors are dedicated to the shared themes of urban air mobility and sustainability in aviation. Our inquiries delve into their involvement in these projects, the diverse roles they have embraced, and the significance of gender diversity within their respective fields.

The genesis of our campaign is rooted in the pioneering women who ventured into aviation during the early 20th century. Termed "aviatrices," these women took to the skies in powered aircraft as early as 1908. However, until 1970, many were confined to private or supportive roles within the aviation sector. Accomplished women across diverse aviation domains have not only carved successful paths for themselves but also assumed mentorship roles, guiding and empowering younger women in their career journeys.

These pilots leaving their ship at the four-engine school at Lockbourne are members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS), trained to ferry the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, c. 1944. 



In the ongoing series constituting our Women in Aviation Science Campaign, our objective is to highlight the invaluable contributions made by women in the aviation science domain. The women actively engaged in RefMap and/or ImaFUSA graciously share their insights on being women in the realm of science. Join us in exploring their stories:






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