We participate in this H2020 project that aims to promote STEM education by key scientific challenges and enhance the impact on our life and career perspectives. STEM4you(th) will find new ways to attract young people to Science and Technology and OpenSystems will contribute by introducing Citizen Science at schools in a radical manner and in an urban context. We will focus on human mobility and collective decision making topics. It is also aimed to introduce Responsible Research and Innovation framework in the education context and special attention will be devoted to collective build a citizen science toolkit with schools from Barcelona area.
Are you ready for citizen science at school? Would you like to learn how engineers solve practical problems? Do you want to explore the scientific phenomena that dominate our everyday lives and work?
10 partners from 6 countries are tackling these issues head-on in the frame of the new European Commission funded project, titled “STEM4youth- Promotion of STEM education by key scientific challenges and their impact on our life and career perspectives”. It is an educational project under the biggest funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, and it falls within the axis of Science with and for Society. The project, coordinated by Warsaw University of Technology, commenced on 1st May 2016 and will end on the 31 October 2018.
STEM4you(th) aims to produce a comprehensive, multidisciplinary series of courses presenting key challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to support young people, primarily high school students aged 12-19, in formal and informal education. The project is a unique collaboration of universities, schools, institutions, and foundations who promote science and technology between boys and girls alike, by creating challenging missions relevant to the students’ day-to-day lives.
This is how STEM4you(th) works: The content will be organized in 6 STEM disciplines: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Engineering and Medicine and one trans-disciplinary module (Citizen Science at Schools). For each discipline, 7-9 challenges will be presented largely through their practical applications and their influence on everyday life. The project activities will also show which work skills and competences can be developed through STEM education, and how these address the future needs of the European labour market. As a result, the project will provide a helicopter view of STEM disciplines and jobs characteristics associated with these disciplines to help young people take conscious decisions on their future (subject of interest, field of study and finally career path to pursue).
Universities, science centers, research institutions and companies from 6 countries make up the consortium: Poland, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. These institutions will work in pairs across the different countries to develop and pilot the project, identify what works best for students, and encourage public institutions in charge of education, such as ministries and local authorities to uptake the project activities in their respective educational systems across Europe.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 710577
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA (Poland)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN (Slovenia)
FONDAZIONE UMBERTO VERONESI (Italy)
IDRYMA EVGENIDOU (Greece)
RESEARCH PATHS ETAIREIA EREYNAS (Greece)
VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA - TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA (Czech Republic)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA (Spain)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA (Spain)
OPEN EVIDENCE (Spain)
INSTITUT ZA RAZVOJNE IN STRATESKE ANALIZE ZAVOD (Slovenia)