STEM Professionals Go Back To School Scheme

The "STEM Professionals Go Back To School" scheme is a STEM Alliance programme to engage company professionals (technicians, scientists, engineers, researchers or employment and recruiting managers) to visit schools and participate in collaborative activities for one hour to half a day.

The aim is to close the gap between industry and education sectors to raise pupils and teachers' awareness on STEM careers and to promote STEM jobs. The school organises an exchange session and prepare the visit of a STEM professional with pedagogical activities of your choice embedded in the STEM class.

On top of cooperation between teachers and industry professionals, recent studies highlighted the crucial role that families play on students attitude when it comes to STEM subjects. For this reason, is it worth mentioning the study A Parents' Guide to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, that the STEM Alliance published on this topic.

The "STEM Professionals Go Back To School" scheme is under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission.

This initiative, launched in spring 2017, is available for schools and companies all along the school year.

 

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The STEM Alliance will propose an ecosystem to support, on one side, the school to prepare and organise the event and the visit, and on the other side the STEM professional to make sure his/her contribution during the visit in the school is meaningful:

 

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Examples of Good Practices

CA Technologies 

Create Tomorrow Programme - Deploy your Talent 2016 - Italy

CA Technologies successfully delivered its third edition of Deploy Your Talents in Italy in 2016. Since the initiative began, it has reached more than 250 secondary school students. Deploy Your Talents forms part of Create Tomorrow, CA Technologies corporate social responsibility programme in EMEA, which aims to inspire youngsters to consider future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). 

Create Tomorrow Programme - Deploy your Talent 2016 - Germany

In Germany, CA is sponsoring students studying computer science, electronics and information technology for one year and, in return, the Government will double the investment. The Company will also launch Business Insight Days later in the year.

EPCA

Check out "TuWas!" programme, launched in 2008 by INEOS in Cologne for 34 primary and  secondary  schools. The  aim of the program is to foster childrenā€˜s natural curiosity and interest in natural science. INEOS is part of the Executive Committee of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA).

IBM 

  • Uwe Doebler, team leader and telephony specialist with IBM in Germany founded Kinder-Computerschule, or children's computer school, a NGO which provides experiential learning by having students perform activities on the computer that are aligned with their school curriculum. 

  • IBMers Sean Callanan, Lorenzo Cipriani, Brendan Murray and Niambh Scullion, all based in Ireland, coordinated a global team of volunteers supporting the CoderDojo effort, helping young people, between ages 7 and 17, learn how to code.

  • Sally Jones, an availability manager for IBM in the UK, was asked for guidance by the Broadway First School in Worcestershire on how to teach computer programming to children. Sally and her husband, also an IBMer, have two children at the school, and welcomed the opportunity to help.

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