56 reasons to become scientist: Xperimania announces results of its 4th competition

Author: Jianu I. (c)


Xperimania V has announced the winners of the competition "Science: Where can it take you" on how studying STEM can lead to a great careers. From 56 entries, the jury selected three student essays on why to become a scientist, and three teachers who created the best classroom activity on STEM careers.

The winners of the student competition and their essays are:
  • Alex R.: Science - an unparalleled treasure
  • Ioan Ovidiu Manea: I love electronics!
  • Eliz Mavru.: Science - The path of evolution

Not only the three winners, but all 56 essays can inspire and motivate young people to study science: The students write not only about their passion to learn science, but also how science is important to society and how scientists can make our lives better. You can read all the submitted essays in the entries gallery on the Xperimania website.

The winning teachers are and their submissions are:

  • Lidia R. (Romania): Experiments in Chemistry
  • Marina K. (Cyprus): Science: where can it take you?
  • Tina M. (Belgium): Science: where can it take you?

The winning teachers will receive gift vouchers worth of €100, 75 and 50 respectively, and a trip to the inGenious Summer School Academy on 23-25 August 2013 in Barcelona.

The competition was linked to the Xperimania chat for schools, held in May 2013 about science careers in chemical industry. Three experts from the field shared their experiences from working in industrial research and presented the job opportunities that chemistry offers. 

This competition (and chat) is already fourth in this year round of Xperimania. The project itself started in 2007 with the aim of helping students in secondary school and their teachers to understand the wide range of chemistry applications in our day-to-day life. So far, there have been five Xperimania rounds with the activities spanning from hands-on experiments and workshops, to school competitions and online chats with industry experts. 

Xperimania is coordinated by European Schoolnet on behalf of European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). Other partners include European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), and the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe (Appe).

Picture: Jianu I. (c)



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