STEM Alliance, STE(A)M IT & Scientix Webinar: Microsoft and Factory in the classroom

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Date & time: Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 17:00 CET (Central European Time)


A STEM Alliance, STE(A)M IT & Scientix webinar took place on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 17:00 CET. During the webinar, attendees had the opportunity to know about the Factory project. It consists in the implementation of a factory in the classroom, representing an opportunity to develop technical, organizational, and soft skills. It is a clear challenge in terms of data, organization, and a pedagogical framework for student development, while encouraging the adoption of STEM careers.

Through a graduation project with an assessment/evaluation of the students' professional skills by an external jury, students get a clear view of the career that they can expect in the industrial sector with a good grasp of the development process associated with building a factory from scratch.


Jorge Sottomaior Braga

Jorge Sottomaior Braga,


With 20+ years of experience., Jorge has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and teaches at EPRAMI. He is the Course Director of several courses in the industrial sector. He regularly manages student internships and is responsible for the insertion in the job market of about 300 qualified technicians in the area over the last 20 years. Jorge is a MIE Expert and MIE Fellow and has various technical certifications from Microsoft. He actively uses Microsoft technologies in the development of industrial projects with his students, to bridge the gap between school and workplace.





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At Microsoft, our focus has always been on enabling people around the world to realize their full potential. An important part of that commitment has been helping individuals develop the skills necessary to succeed in a world—and workplace—that is increasingly complex, technologically advanced, and competitive. These skills are predominantly concentrated in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Gone are the days when a basic understanding of math or science was sufficient for most high school or college graduates. Today's students will need a strong foundation in these subjects regardless of their plans after high school, and such a foundation is essential for students to succeed in computer science.


The STE(A)M IT project has received funding from the European Union's ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD) coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.



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