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SciChallenge Project kicks off

March 29, 2016

The SciChallenge project will develop novel concepts to attract young people to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions. It encourages self-produced digital education materials by young people for young people.
The 2nd Management meeting was held in Vienna on 21st March 2016. ESU together with the project consortium discussed among others, the concept of the contest and the award ceremony where representatives from research, academia and industry will be present.

Registration will be open starting from autumn 2016. Winners will receive prizes sponsored by industry organisations. The final Award Event will take place at the University of Vienna in July 2017.

To increase the project’s visibility, on 31 March 2016, our project officer, Eleni Boulomyti will present the project to school students at EUROMATH event in Thessaloniki, Greece. The title of the presentation is “SciChallenge: Using Student-Generated Content and Contests to Enhance the Interest for Science Education and Careers”. The project poster will remain on the Conference venue until the end of the event. More information about the Conference can be found here: http://www.euromath.org/index.php?id=181

Background information   
The SciChallenge project will develop novel concepts to inspire young people to work with science, scientific methods and insights. It is using a contest-based approach to encourage self-produced digital education materials by young people for young people.

The SciChallenge Platform will also increase awareness of science careers and opportunities for internships or open days in STEM institutions through the strong involvement of related organisations and industries. With this multi-level approach, SciChallenge will boost the attractiveness of science education and careers among young people leading to wider public engagement with science and economic prosperity and global competitiveness on a pan-European level.

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