Ah…beautiful, gorgeous, vibrant Europe! So full of history, archaeological significance, technological innovation and scientific advancements! Europe has to be one of my favorite places in the world and I am excited to share STEM programs and opportunities for students currently in a school or university in Europe. Part 1 is going to cover England, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. So hold on to your goggles and get ready to explore a STEM program just for you!
- Young Engineers
Young Engineers (https://www.youngeng.org.uk) is a national educational charity that promotes engineering through the practical application of science to all UK students aged 7-19. Students can get involved in a variety of hands on activities, as individuals or in groups, to discover the potential of an engineering career. Teachers, use our activities to enhance the curriculum and to encourage your students to think in new and exciting ways.
Learn more about how to join and become a young engineer!
- Engineers Week in Ireland
Engineers Week is a week-long program of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create a positive awareness of and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession among young people with little or no engineering background. Whether you want to host an event or get your school involved or participate in competitions, there is something for everyone!
- EDU- Arctic
Fascinated by the Arctic? EDU-Arctic invites students from secondary schools across Europe to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. The Arctic competition is for teams of one student aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe!
The pupil with the teacher as a mentor, develops:
- a research project or
- an innovation project
The teams can win an expedition to one of the following projects: Faroe Islands, Iceland, Northern Norway or Svalbard. At these locations the participants will join a 10 – 14 day long arctic expedition and take part in field work conducted in the area.
For more information on how to apply and the selection process –
- The Sci-Tech Challenge
Taking place across ten European countries, the Sci-Tech Challenge is designed to motivate students, aged 15-18, to consider science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-oriented careers, and to raise their awareness of the importance of their STEM skills and how they can be applied in enterprising ways to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. It gives close to 5,250 young people in secondary schools the opportunity to participate in the Sci-Tech Challenge program each academic year!
Learn more about the step-by-step process of entering the competition!
- The Big Bang Fair
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for students aged 7-19 in the UK. The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals. Having grown from 6,500 visitors in its first year (2009) to over 70,000 in 2016, it is made possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of over 200 organizations!
In addition, the Big Bang Competition offers opportunities students to showcase their STEM projects! It’s open to all UK residents in full-time education or training (year group 7-13 and Scottish/NI equivalent).
Learn more about this amazing fair below –
While we are researching more programs across Europe in our upcoming blogs, you can also explore international programs currently active!
The wonderful wildlife, flora, fauna, archaeological sites and location of Europe require constant preservation and sustainment. Science plays in big role in not only environmental conservation, but improve the quality of life of people everywhere in Europe!
Look forward to Part 2 and more information on how YOU can participate in STEM programs and learn about how you can contribute in making our planet a better place!
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The Big Bang Fair
The Sci-Tech Challenge