“STEMitUP” refers to the idiom “Spice it up” that means “make something more interesting or exciting”. STEMitUP aims at developing a state-of-the-art comprehensive educational programme that will fill STEM teachers’ quiver with innovative and fun pedagogical tools. The overall aim is to make STEM-related courses fun and interesting for students of lower secondary schools aged 11-15 and strategically plant a “seed of interest” that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM entrepreneurship career. A fusion of two interrelated fields will take place: stimulating entrepreneurship and encouraging STEM uptake at the same time. Adding an entrepreneurial layer to STEM education will help youth apply STEM to solve real-world problems, to think in a creative and innovative way and at the same time to benefit their communities.
Funding Organization: European Commission –Erasmus+ / KA2, Strategic Partnerships for School Education (Ref. #: 2017-1-NO01-KA201-034201)
Project duration: September 2017 – August 2019
Project Website: https://www.stemitup.eu/