European Schoolnet Academy, Scientix and STE(A)M IT have joined forces to launch the first STEM MOOCs package with a unique special certificate to obtain from European Schoolnet Academy!

ICT and STEM fields are historically male dominated. However, many women have contributed to the digital sector since the beginning. From Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook´s current COO. These renowned women and their innovative, scientific and technological accomplishments show girls that women's presence in ICT is not a myth. What is more, they are essential to the field.

According to the European Commission, women represent only the 17% of ICT specialists and the 34% of STEM graduates. In the same way, UNESCO affirms that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women.

Would you like to improve your STEM activities at yourschool level? With the release of the new and powerful, STEM School Label, European schools have now an advanced tool to evaluate and develop their STEM strategies!

The data that is presented in a new Scientix Observatory report shows that teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) need more support, training and tools for implementing innovative pedagogies at schools. This report is based on an analysis of 3,780 responses from STEM teachers at secondary schools in 38 European countries to a survey carried out by Scientix, with the support of European Schoolnet and Texas Instruments, earlier this year.

Scientix has identified a number of challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and possible ways forward, published in a new Scientix Observatory report . Carried out with the support of Texas Instruments, this analysis is based on a consultation with Ministries of Education and industry and university representatives in fourteen European countries.

Arts-based science education can contribute to address gender bias and stereotypes in educational and collaborative settings argues a new Scientix observatory paper on gender and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics STE(A)M education.

The new European STEM Schools Report is the result of a literature review and a consultation process with four groups of key stakeholders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Those key stakeholders are schools, STEM teachers, Ministries of Education and STEM Industries.

Scientix and the STEM Alliance are proud to reveal the winning names of their STEM Discovery Week 2018 competitions. Scientix awards 31 educators and the STEM Alliance 17 educators.

Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education and Employment in Malta, calls for a continuation of the Scientix project beyond its current funding period from the European Commission during a succesful Third Scientix Conference that took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 4 to 6 May 2018. Jean-David Malo, Director for Open Innovation and Open Science, at the Directorate for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, added that he is very impressed by the project's achievements to this day.

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