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.

The STEM Alliance has just published a "Teacher Placement Initiatives – Collection of Best Practices" publication, containing 15 initiatives from 10 countries around the world, providing inspiring examples of STEM teacher placements in industry which really work to the benefit of all actors.

Science teachers must every so often be ready to prepare lessons for many different subjects. The 15th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab (SPW15), held from 23 to 25 June 2017, provided teachers with training in a great range of science subjects.

Starting from June 15, 2017, the online campaign "Meet and greet the Go-Lab Ambassadors" will be taking place on the social media channels of the Go-Lab community – on Facebook and Twitter.

STEM Alliance publishes two new literature reviews that demonstrate how important it is that pedagogy drives technology in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, not vice versa. Teachers, schools and education authorities are advised to carefully examine how STEM curricula can meaningfully incorporate technology.

Throughout Europe (and beyond!) enthusiastic teachers, parents and educators like yourself are finding ways to creatively use the Space Awareness resources in inspiring young people with space science. The Space Awareness project would like to celebrate the benefits that your hard work has achieved, and share your successes so that your peers can learn from them.

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