STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
We need employees that are motivated, well prepared and trained now and in future. The STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are particularly important for the further development of European Economy and welfare. At the moment we have to face the problem that not enough young people are choosing to study or work within these STEM areas. The aim of our project is to close this gap. We intend to develop the student’s interest in STEM topics and to motivate them to work towards further development of modern technologies.
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Adalar Public Education Center is proud to share the first experience from our STEM Discovery Week events. We had organized a series of STEAM events dedicated to the STEM Discovery Week 2019 between 13-28 April.
During the STEM Discovery Week, we organized various activities for students in order to learn about sustainable development and understand the importance of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
First of all, we visited the Istanbul Technical University robot Olympics Center with over 90 students. The purpose of this visit was to connect our students with students from other schools. We wanted them to experience STEM applications. Our students benefited from the conferences, studied the designed robots, learned about the materials and programs of the robots in the competitions. They also had the chance to work with 3D printers and were interviewed by the students at the stands. Some students found themselves in a university environment for the first time and talked to the robot. This trip has developed their goals and it was very useful for their future.
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I want to describe my experience of the STEM Discovery Week 2018. In addition to my job as a teacher, I also work as a teachers’ trainer at the Faculty of Science Education at Technion, the Israel Institute of Science and Technology.
During the STEM Discovery Week, I did an activity with pre-service teachers and students from the 9th grade, who came to Technion for a visit.
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As our Year 8 students will soon be selecting subjects to further their studies, we will be hosting a STEM PRO-Panel to introduce students to a variety of STEM Careers through a discussion with professionals. We have invited 4 professionals from the areas of Pharmaceutics, Health, Game design, and Mathematics in Banking. Each professional delivered a 10 minute introduction about his/her sector. Students then joined 1 professional of their choice for a more in depth discussion/interview about the opportunities available in the sector, job descriptions as well as requirements in terms of education and skills. Through this STEM PRO –Panel we hope students can relate science subjects to potential careers and understand how theory covered in schools is translated to the world of work. Our ultimate goal was to inspire students to aim to pursue STEM careers following the selection and appreciation of STEM subjects at school.