STEAM for All Competition – Bypassing the language barrier in multicultural school environments.

STEAM for all is a competition that aims at engaging students in STEAM educational activities and promoting inclusion in STEAM. 

All submitted activities are uploaded to the repository, a website that promotes STEAM education in multicultural learning environments. This way, the repository will be enriched with activities already implemented in the classroom and, as they will be freely accessible to the entire educational community, other teachers will also have the chance to get new ideas for engaging their students in STEAM activities.

The format of the submitted activities aims to bypass the language barrier in multicultural school environments. For this reason, the implementation guidelines suggest the use of images and videos. 

Having as a moto STEAM is language for all 2022 STEAM for all competition welcomed the submissions of 21 schools around Greece. 

The competition was created as a collaboration of tree Scientix Ambassadors , Giannis Lefkos, Christina Lousta and Iro Koliakou and  is organized by Anatolia College in collaboration with the teacher initiative.  The STEAm for All 2022 competition is  under the auspices of under the auspices of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Greek ministry of education. 

Award Ceremony

All submitted activities will be evaluated by the organizing committee. The best four activities will be awarded an Arduino type Starter Kit. The winning teams will present their activities to an event that will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Anatolia College Anna Papageorgiou STEM Center. The event will also be broadcasted live (live streaming). A representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will attend the event.

For further information, please email 

UNHCR assumes no responsibility or liability for the Contest.

Join us next year to Inspire your students to travel into the magical world of STEAM, through a creative educational process that will offer them joy and fun!

The Organizing Committee:

Iro Koliakou, Science Teacher, Anatolia College / Scientix Ambassador

Ioannis Lefkos, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia / Primary School Teacher / Science Teacher / Scientix Ambassador

Christina Lousta, Refugee Education Coordinator for Urban Area of West Thessaloniki/Primary School Teacher/Scientix Ambassador

Peggy Perakaki, Coordinator of Social Responsibility Programs, Anatolia College / Mathematician

Scientix Workshops @ Anatolia College Science and Technology Conference

With the aim of promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STE (A) M), Anatolia College organizes for the eighth year the Student Science & Technology Conference – ACSTAC (Anatolia College Science and Technology Annual Conference) on the premises of Anatolia College from Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 10, 2022.

ACSTAC invites students of all grades of High School and Lyceum in Greece and abroad to develop research, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills, presenting their work as real researchers in a student scientific conference. Through this process, students apply the principles of exploratory learning, seek information, explore solutions and build innovative products. In addition, they cultivate 21st century skills, such as collaboration, efficient use of technology, communication, personal and social responsibility, and career guidance.

The 8th ACSTAC was co-organised by Scientix Ambassador Iro Koliakou. EELLAK , Greek national contact point of Scientix, supported the conference by organizing  three workshops, aiming to promote STEM and Scietix in Greece. 

Iraklis Varlamis: Associate Professor in Data Management at Harokopio University, Department of Informatics and Telematics and member of the Board of EELLAK with responsibility in Open Data and Christos Chronis: PhD Candidate in the Department of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University organized a Robbotics workshop, presenting an educational robot, equipped with a set of sensors, their basic control through predefined but configurable Blockly blocks and several educational scenarios that cover different levels of education, from kindergarten to high school.

Christos Iosifidis: graduate of Agr. Surveyor Mech. NTUA. and external partner in the National Network of Technology and Research Infrastructures GRNET in the department of Digital Governance organized an online workshop about Open Data and especially data of the science of geoinformatics. The openstreetmap website, its use as a map and the possibilities of adding and / or modifying it through the accompanying iD software was also presented. 

Polatoglou Chariton: Professor of the Physics Department of the Aristotle University and Sitsanlis Elias, Physicist organized the workshop “From Earth to Mars”. In this workshop students had the opportunity to examine using an inquiry based method and appropriate simulations the possible orbits of a body within the gravitational field of a body of much larger mass, how we can move from one orbit to another, the Hofmann transition, the stages and the optimization of travel from Earth to Mars. 

The 9th ACSTAC will be held 10-12 March 2023

Roller Coaster Physics

Author: Iro Koliakou

Topic: leaning about energy conversions with Roller Coaster simulations.

In order to engage students in STEM activities during the Covid-19 lockdown, Anatolia College STEM organised an online workshop on “Roller Coaster Physics”.

Roller coasters can be excellent examples and tools to teach students basic concepts of physics and introduce them to the design cycle. The workshop was led by Scientix Ambassador Iro Koliakou and STEM instructor Virginia Arvaniti. Scientix Online Meeting Room (SOMR) was used and very valuable technical support was provided by a member of the Scientix team so the workshop could run smoothly.

34 students participated in the workshop. After a short presentation of basic concepts on kinetic, potential energy and energy conservation, students were given instructions to construct a paper loop and observe how different factors affect the movement of a marble. A Padlet was created for students to upload their work and material, related to “Roller Coaster Physics”.

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Star Talks

Author: Iro Koliakou

Star Talks is a series of four online workshops about Astronomy and Space exploration. Workshops were designed by three IB students under the guidance of Scientix Ambassador Dr. Iro Koliakou. The project was held under the auspices of the Social Responsibility Programs of Anatolia College, coordinated by Ms. Peggy Perakaki. The Social Responisbility Programs reflect Anatolia’s strong tradition of personal responsibility and action, which enables students to learn and communicate with the world beyond the campus.

Students were taking initiative to encourage others to learn more and achieve an effect on a positive social change. Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, CAS advisor of the three students that were giving the lectures, asked them to reflect on their experience, desribe in detail what skills they were developing, and document how they think they had impacted their peers. The lectures were designed for middle year school students of Anatolia College in order to keep them engaged in STEM activities during the Covid-19 shutdown. Students had the opportunity to discover basic Astronomy concepts and were introduced to space and astronomy activities using several resources, including the ones from the Scientix repository.

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STEM Discovery Week 2018 at Anatolia College Thessaloniki, Greece

On April 20-21-22 Anatolia College Center for STEM Education will hold a Physics Festival. The festival will be open for students, parents and educators in order to celebrate the wonders of science, inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future. Workshops and outside events will be running all day. University professors, experts form the industry, and independent educational teams will present the magic of physics to participants. Students will have the opportunity to take part in exciting hands on activities and get acquainted with cutting edge topics such as nanotechnology, robotics, aeronautics, engineering, telecommunications and optics. On Saturday afternoon, Astronomy Professor N.K. Spyrou will give a lecture that will be followed by observation of the night sky.

For more information contact Anatolia College Center for STEM Education,

Monday to Friday: 10:00-15:00
Tel: +30 2310 398 289
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