Gender4STEM event: « How to increase girl’s participation in STEM disciplines? »

Gender4STEM is an Erasmus+ project aiming to tackle the low representation of girls in STEM disciplines. Gender4stem first European event took place in Luxembourg on June 7th, organized by Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology – LIST and hosted by IFEN.

The conference “How to increase girl’s participation in STEM disciplines? Gender fair teaching good practices » gathered around 40 teachers, educators and policy makers. They were in the room to be inspired by best practices from Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands and meet inspiring role modes from Luxembourg, Croatia and Romania.

An interesting afternoon to meet and discuss on topic of gender in schooleducation in STEM.

PROGRAMME

DISCOVERING GOOD PRACTICES ACROSS EUROPE

13.00-14.45

We unravel pupil-proof gender-fair teaching practices

Girls in ICT Day | Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg Asbl , Luxembourg | A day dedicated to girls curious about computer science and information technology

Ragazze Digitali Summer Camp of EWMD Italy and Unimore | Smart Venice, Italy | Girls from secondary schools benefit of a one month immersive and hands on experience in coding

Role models ‘speed dating’ | VHTO, The Netherlands | Female STEM professionals talk with small groups of secondary schools pupils and provide girls with an image they could identify with

INSPIRING GIRLS, TEACHERS AND WORKING WOMEN IN STEM

15.00-16.30

We animate a panel discussion of female role models in STEM. Draw from their experience to motivate your pupils

Valeria Cagnina (Italy) is 17 years old and since the age of 11 deeply engaged into robotics and technology. Today she tries to transmit her enthusiasm and passion to young people

Elisabeth John (Luxembourg) holds a PhD in Biology and is coordinator of the Scienteens Lab at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxemburg

Mariuca Nits Corbert (Romania) is engineer in Gas Installation and administrator at her company SC EXPERT SRL.

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