STEM Alliance & STE(A)M IT Competition 2021 - STEM Professionals Go Back to School
"STEM Professionals Go Back to School" is a STEM Alliance and STE(A)M IT scheme that encouraged teachers and volunteers from STEM industries (technicians, scientists, engineers, researchers, employment and recruiting managers etc.) to organise career talks and collaborative activities in schools or online.
From February to April 2021, teachers and STEM industries volunteers organised an activity, pinned it to the STEM Discovery Map, and submitted a career sheet or explained the activity. The award was to be one of the 10 teachers to join the STE(A)M IT Career Advisors Network. Read more here!
STEM Alliance - Dell PolicyHack™ Competition 2020
The "STEM Alliance - Dell PolicyHack™ Competition" called for teachers in Europe to submit STEM education challenges that they faced on a local/regional level in their education practices and shared recommendations on how ICT(Information and Communication Technologies) can help solve these. The award was an exclusive spot in the STEM Alliance - Dell PolicyHack™ on Education Challenges.
In this online hackathon, they got the unique opportunity to discuss ICT for STEM education challenges that they faced on a local/regional level and design solutions with representatives of Ministries of Education, industry partners, policymakers and other European education stakeholders. Read more!
The STEM Discovery Campaign 2020
The 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign was a joint international initiative organized by Scientix that invited projects, organisations, libraries, schools, universities and youth clubs across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year's campaign was "Innovative Trends in Education".
The main goal of the STEM Discovery Campaign, is to showcase the magnitude of the efforts teachers and other people interested in STEM education make during the academic year while using learning resources and engaging their students in educational activities promoting STEM. Read more!
LEGO Education Competition 2019
STEM Alliance and LEGO Education teamed up to find the most creative and inspiring teachers who make STEM learning exciting and engaging while developing 21st century skills with their students.
From 1 October until 4 December 2019, teachers had the chance to show how they spark creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and ignite career possibilities in their classrooms. The competition, open for the teachers from the EU countries, attracted educators from 17 different countries who carried on absolutely outstanding and original activities building on LEGO Education resources.
Teachers were invited to submit their entries in two categories:
- LEGO Education in Primary School (winner's prize: class set of LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0)
- LEGO Education in Secondary School (winner's prize: class set of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3)
Read more and see the winners here!
STEM Discovery Week 2019
STEM Discovery Week 2019 was a joint international initiative that invited projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for this year's campaign was "Best practices in using innovative STEM resources". The primary focus of this year's campaign, is to showcase how teaching materials and other learning resources are used in educational activities.
STEM Alliance invited teachers to join its competition within the STEM Discovery Week 2019. The main idea was to demonstrate that STEM teaching is essential for STEM innovation and for shaping the future STEM workforce. Moreover, the competition aimed at the promotion of education and careers in these fields as an opportunity for everyone, regardless gender or grades in school. Read more here!
Diversity in STEM 2018
Ever wondered why STEM education and careers are not as diverse as they could be? Interested in finding out how we can help address STEM stereotypes? Diversity is an essential element for STEM innovation! For this reason, STEM Alliance invited schools, teachers, career counsellors, companies and anyone else interested in STEM education to take part in the ‘Diversity in STEM' campaign. The campaign ran between 24 September and 30 November 2018 with various activities taking place and resources launched.
STEM Discovery Week 2018
STEM Discovery Week 2018 was a joint international initiative that invites projects, organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The tagline for the 2018 campaign "say yes to STEM" described the partners' open-minded and dedicated support to STEM subjects at school, as well as wide-ranging collaboration among stakeholders in the area.
As part of the STEM Discovery Week 2018, STEM Alliance advocated ‘STEM Careers and Studies for All' with a special focus on Women in STEM. During the campaign, STEM Alliance showcased how our industry partners are encouraging young women to enter STEM professions. Find out more here.
STEM Ahead Competition (2017)
STEM Discovery Week 2017
In 2017 the STEM Discovery Week was focused on the STEM Professionals go Back to Schools scheme, encouraging companies and schools to collaborate around visits of STEM professionals in classrooms and to register their activity through the STEM Alliance.
Additionally, as an incentive to use the "STEM Professionals Go Back To School" tool, teachers could also participate to the Scientix competition as part of the STEM Discovery Week 2017 by entering the "Organize your STEM event" competition! Read more about the campaign here.
From 26 September to 7 October, STEM Alliance carried out the Back2School campaign to establish a closer connection between industry and education. Companies wished happy back to school 2016 to all teachers and pupils by actively participating in the campaign with online and face-to-face events aimed at sharing experience and best practices. Another competition has also given teachers and students the opportunity to win great prizes!
STEM Discovery 2016 Campaign
The STEM Discovery campaign, focused on the growing necessity in experts and professionals in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, has reached its culmination! The campaign, which started in March 2016, aimed to improve STEM education across Europe and facilitate the relationship between industries, organisation involved in STEM Education (science clubs, teacher associations, science museum, university or another organisation involved in STEM Education) and schools in order to achieve this goal. Read more about the campaign results and events here.
Skilling Up the Next Generation for an Innovative Europe - Together!
On 24 November 2016, in Brussels, business leaders, ministries of education, teachers and EU leaders met to discuss the future of youth skills, employability and education across the region. The event Skilling Up the Next Generation for an Innovative Europe – Together! was hosted by Microsoft and co-organised by CSR Europe and European Schoolnet.
The event also included an award ceremony for the finalists of the STEM4YOU competition, organised by STEM Alliance as part of the STEM Discovery campaign in April 2016. 13 teachers received recognition for their efforts in promoting STEM subjects and careers in their schools through innovative practices and methods. STEM Alliance also released its first publication, "Setting the Scene: ICT in STEM Education – Impacts and Challenges", which presents and analyses the ways STEM education can improve students' learning outcomes and skills development with the help of ICT, and how businesses can support education in these developments.
"All-STEM, All-Stars" Competition
STEM Alliance carried out the "All STEM, All Stars" competition from September 2016 to March 2017. Teachers were invited to organise events, create videos and report about different issues in STEM education. More than one hundred teachers participated submitting more than 230 entries across Europe displaying how they engaged students in STEM teaching. If you want to check the winners of the competition as well as the shortlisted entries and the categories of the competition, click here.