The conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland at the Warsaw University of Technology, November 2018.
It will be the biggest meeting of academia, industry, STEM experts, STEM educators, innovators, community leaders and policy makers in Europe. Up to 1000+ participants are expected.
The debate will be on the importance of education in the STEM area and the need to give STEM priority in the state’s policy and in the activities of other stakeholders.
The main objective of the "Women in STEM Conference" is to develop solutions for accelerating the development of civilization through better teaching of STEM, more efficient development of careers in science and engineering and building efficient innovation ecosystem.
The conference will also serve as a forum for the exchange of good practice in the field of cooperation between higher education, high tech industry and start-ups community.
31 May, the conference STEM Education for Innovation, Round Table for STEM was held for the first time - partnership initiative of individuals and institutions who are interested in the development and popularization of technical sciences, and cooperation of the world universities with science and the technology business. Discussions about the possibilities of exploiting the potential of young people, especially women, have proven that it is necessary to find common solutions.
There is too little interest of young people in science and technical directions. There are still more places at technology universities than candidates. - The number of women students in the strictly technical fields is not optimistic - there are in fact to 20%, while on informatics - only 13%. There is no doubt that this situation must change if Poland is to move up in terms of innovation in the EU ranking. And it can guarantee more graduates of technology and information technology, said Dr. Bianka Siwińska of the Education Foundation Perspektywy.
What actions should be taken to get them interested in science? What incentive programs should be implemented? Why should business support technology universities? What can universities give in return? To answer these and other questions at a Roundtable, rectors of the best Polish technical universities and the heads of the 15 largest technology companies, as well as representatives of media and non-governmental organizations, sat together.
Come to the conference with kids! You will be able to participate in meetings, lectures and other activities freely, meanwhile, your children won’t be bored. They will spend time in a space organized specially for them, learning exciting things from STEM field and simply having fun at the same time. Throughout the whole conference a group of well-qualified animators will take care of the kids. Our mission is to enable science and technology to education from an early age, as well as developing interests in the fields of science and skills of independent and creative thinking in children. STEM Fun4Kids Corner focuses precisely on this idea .This year Girls Code Fun, LEGO Robots and Co. will create special entertainment program for STEM Fun4Kids Corner.
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