Sarah Springman,

Rector of ETH Zürich:


“I greatly value Wikipedia, and make sure to donate to it regularly. Inspired by Dr. Jess Wade, who is hugely experienced in writing Wikipedia entries for female scientists, I suggested to our “500 women scientists” community at ETH Zurich to host a Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon in March 2020. I was very impressed by the results. They continue to motivate people to contribute their ideas and time.”


Sarah Marcella Springman has been Full Professor for Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich since January 1997 and Rector of the university since January 2015. She’s active in a number of research organisations in Switzerland and abroad, including seven years as a member the Swiss Science and Technology Council (2000–2007), forerunner to today’s Swiss Science and Innovation Council. She is currently a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


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