The Nordic STEM approach – Building a Nordic community for STEM knowledge exchange.
The conference is an arena for everyone working within STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) recruitment. Our goal is to gather the expertise and create an arena for exchange of experience, networking and collaboration.
Time: November 5th 2019
Place: Trondheim, Scandic Nidelven
Hotel info: Scandic Nidelven
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Participants: Everyone directly or indirectly involved with pupils facing educational choices; The education sector, corporates or others working to increase the number of young people pursuing STEM studies and careers within the Nordic countries.
Conference participation is free of charge.Travel and stay must be covered by the participants.
The conference objective is to achieve exchange of experience and furthering knowledge through workshops, networking and inspirational talks. Our goal is that this conference will form the basis for a fruitful Nordic collaboration, sharing best practice experiences and finding synergies, in the years to come.
12:00: National Center of STEM Recruitment: Welcome by Center Manager Morten Sørlie
12:10: Why do we need a nordic collaboration?
Inese Pogaiska: ANE: Nordic engineers
Topias Ikävalko: LUMA centre Finland
Mikkel Bohm, Astra.
14:00: Dr. Elpida Makrygianni: The 50/50 Engineering Engagement Strategy
Six strategic priories for strengthening and diversifying engineering engagement, and creation a step change in the representation of female and ethnic minority groups.
Dr Elpida Makrygianni is the Engineering Education Developer and Coordinator at UCL Engineering. She is responsible for the development, support and management of Pre-19 engineering engagement programmes and activities for young people aged 5-19 years old in the UK. Elpida received her PhD in computer science and electrical engineering before working as a project lead, consultant and research fellow for the private, public and voluntary sectors. She is the London University Advisor for the Capital Physics Teacher Network for Institute of Physics, member of the Royal Academy of Engineering STEM Network, board member of the UK Volunteering Services Unit, member of the Women in Engineering Society UK and ScienceGrrl.
15:15: Representatives from the Nordic countries share how they work with recruitment to STEM.
15:30: Engineer the future
16:30 – 18:00: Marc Siciliano, STEM Ecosystem: A STEM Learning Ecosystem encompasses schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people. A learning ecosystem harnesses the unique contributions of all these different settings in symbiosis to deliver STEM learning for all children. Designed pathways enable young people to become engaged, knowledgeable and skilled in the STEM disciplines as they progress through childhood into adolescence and early adulthood.