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SciChallenge Competition Launch: Young talent needed!

January 12, 2017

BRUSSELS – Under the framework of the Horizon2020 project, European Students’ Union is glad to announce that submissions to the SciChallenge Competition are now open until 30th of April 2017. The contest is aiming at young people, who are interested in NATURAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING or MATHEMATICS (STEM). The 12 best contributions will be invited to the Award Event in Vienna in July 2017, where they will present their posters, presentations and videos.

In Europe many STEM teachers are looking for new methods to make their classes more interactive and student-centred, enriching students’ learning experiences and growing interest in STEM subjects.  In the meantime, the demand for STEM-related skills is increasing, while enrollment rates in STEM-based degree programs remains low.

What if we took a different approach? What if we encouraged students from a young age, be they boys or girls and no matter the stereotypes surrounding their environment, to take the challenge to understand one or several of the world’s problems from a STEM perspective? What if this competition was open now?

This Horizon 2020 project addresses the increasing demand for professionals in STEM-fields using innovative digital techniques and social media to make these careers more attractive for youngsters.

Children between 10-14 (Age group 1)  and teens between 15-20 (Age Group 2) are eligible to apply. It is possible to participate either alone or with a group of maximum 3 persons. They can choose a topic from our 50 topic sheets or also work on a topic of your choice and create a poster, a presentation or a video. For more information on how to participate, see our toolkits!

For more information about the project, please consult the project page.

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