STEM Discovery Week 2019 is a joint international initiative that invites projects,
organisations and schools across Europe and around the world, to
celebrate careers and studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM). The tagline for this year’s campaign is “best practices in using innovative STEM
”. The primary focus of this year’s campaign, is to showcase how teaching materials
and other learning resources are used in educational activities.

Interested to become a partner?

By committing to the STEM Discovery Week 2019, the partners agree to:

  • Organise and share information about activities or actions in STEM education as part of the STEM
    Discovery Week campaign.
  • Encourage third parties to support and join the initiative by organising STEM activities or actions of
    their own and share information about them as part of the STEM Discovery Week campaign.
  • Publish on their web page information in support of the STEM Discovery Week campaign,
    hence facilitating an active exchange of information among projects, organisations and schools.

For more information on the registration steps that potential partners need to follow, please consult
this document here.

Are you organising a STEM activity around April 2019?

Include it on the map! Participants organising STEM activities and actions from 1 February to 30 April
2019 may also enter the STEM Discovery Week competitions. Visit the competitions’ section on the
Scientix online portal for more information here.

Kick-off meeting in Warsaw, Poland

BRITEC Project officially started!

The first meeting of a new European project coordinated by the Institute of Geophysics PAS was held on November 26, 2018 at IG PAS headquarters. Represenatives of 5 partner institutions from Belgium, Greece, Spain and Poland gathered to discuss crucial issues regarding project management and implementation.

The BRITEC project proposes introducing research into classrooms through Citizen Science activities, co-designed between schools and research institutions, initially in the partner countries and with the long-term view of massive uptake in Europe and beyond.

Citizen Science is a relatively new way of conducting scientific research, by enlisting the support of ordinary citizens into the collection and interpretation of large amounts of data. BRITEC proposes introducing the Citizen Science (CS) approach in schools as a way of bringing research into the classroom.

The project will build a community of schools and researchers which will co-design and pilot a set of citizen science activities in schools and feed their results into the development of a toolkit for teachers for successfully bringing research into the classroom and a Massive Open Online Course which will put particular emphasis on contextualizing STEM teaching by engaging pupils in CS activities.

Stay tuned!

BRITEC Team, photo: A. Wielgopolan