Promoting gender equality in science
Project period: December 2020 – November 2022
– Students 10-15 years of age, with a special focus on female students
– Teachers of physics in primary and secondary education
Coordinator: ECAM-EPMI (France)
Partners of the project: Pistes Solidaires (France), ECAM-EPMI (France), Emphasys (Cyprus), AKNOW (Greece), Atermon (Netherlands), Schole (Portugal)
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During the period of 2015 and 2017, If we look at the rate of women graduates from higher education in science, Europe is not visible in the top 10, only the Netherlands with one oversea territory, Saint-Martin. According to the UN Economic and Social Council, the first contact with science is a determining factor. This project aims to foster the interest of young people aged 11 to 15 in science, especially among young girls, whose numbers are small in this field of study. Thanks to the development of tools and training kits, the long-term objective is to increase the number of girls who will become scientists.
– To strengthen the teaching skills of STEM educators by offering a hands-on approach to teach physics through DIY electronic kits
– To advocate gender-balanced STEM classrooms and encourage young girls to follow STEM subjects in future education and careers
The creation of a Physics curriculum and an online platform to encourage the interest of young people aged 11 to 15 in science. In particular, the interest of young girls, whose number is reduced in this field of study. Thanks to the development of attractive and adapted tools and training kits, the objective is, in the long term, to increase the number of women who will become scientists.