NEWS

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May

Generation Next quality survey

SciCo conducts research to evaluate the Generation Next program and gives away wonderful gifts for you all to continue “playing” with technology!

Are you using the Generation Next platform or have you participated in STEM labs for teachers? Well, that means that you have already discovered our program and we are interested in your feedback!

In order for you to continue enjoying our free-access platform, provided by the Vodafone Foundation, and further developing your skills, we would like to do everything in our hand to improve our services even more for you.

Please

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11

March

Athens Science Festival 2020 is postponed

In the recent weeks we have been actively monitoring the latest updates about SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Based on the latest instructions from the Ministry of Health and the proposed precautionary measures, the Athens Science Festival (ASF) organizing committee announces the postponement of the event scheduled for April 1-5, 2020. The situation will be re-evaluated in the upcoming period and new dates of the festival will be announced.

Our attention is focused on the scientific community that fights to tackle this serious global issue. Τhe communication channels of ASF will assist in informing the

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04

October

Generation Next

STEMpowering Youth, the educational STEM program of SciCo that has benefited 12,400 students since 2017, with the support of Vodafone Foundation and the academic contribution of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, has now evolved to Generation Next, the digital platform offering free access to skill development.

For three consecutive years and five successful educational cycles, SciCo has reached every corner in Greece, familiarizing young students with exploratory thinking, encouraging their active participation in scientific and modern applications and promoting all necessary for professional development skills. Aiming at empowering young people and enhancing science and

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23

August

Job Opening: STEM EDUCATOR FULL OR PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

SciCo is looking for a science or technology graduate in order to staff with teaching personnel its programs. Those interested can send their CV to info@scico.gr, with mail subject: STEM Educator.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Masters in Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology or any other STEM education related field
Experience in creating and evaluating STEM training programs.
Experience in post-training and teacher support.
Teaching experience. Teaching experience over 2 years will count positively.
Organizational and project management skills
Excellent communication skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide STEM training with an emphasis on project-based learning methods (through the creation of training tools, conducting workshops,

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15

August

STEMpowering Youth: 5th cycle finalists!

“STEMpowering Youth” is a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) extracurricular educational program implemented by SciCo with the support of Vodafone Foundation and Ellinogermaniki Agogi since 2017. The purpose of the program is to familiarize students from remote areas of Greece with science, problem solving and innovation. In each cycle of the program, students aged 13-16 are trained in Science, Astronomy and Programming using technologies and interactive tools.

At the end of each cycle, each team undertakes the role to create its own project, following the scientific steps of solving a problem that include problem recognition

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02

August

Three years of STEMpowering Youth

For the third straight academic year, SciCo, with the support of the Vodafone Foundation and the academic contribution of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, is bringing the extracurricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational program to 12-16-year-old students in remote areas of Greece. The goal of the STEMpoweringYouth program is to connect schools with their local communities, cultivating the students’ creative thinking and inspiring them to research problems affecting their community and come up with innovative solutions using science and technology. In 2018 the program expanded with the implementation of a second pillar, providing specially designed materials

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24

April

Job opening: grant writer- call for application

SciCo is currently seeking to hire a Grant Writer. The selected individual will participate in all activities relating to securing funding from institutional donors, foundations, trusts, corporate and individuals.

All interested in applying for this job opening may send their CV to the email address info@scico.gr , indicating in the subject area “Grant Writer Application 2019” until 10/05/2019.

Responsibilities:

–          Design, develop and submit funding proposals to various EU, Horizon2020, Erasmus+ funds, Foundations, Trusts, Corporate and private funders

–          Monitor the implementation process of different projects, preparing monitoring reports

–          Cooperate with other project managers to achieve fundraising goals

–          Strengthen relationships

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26

March

STEMpowering Youth: 4th cycle finalists!

One of the main goals of the STEMpowering Youth extracurricular program is to allow students to apply their new skills to the real world, using scientific thinking to address local social and environmental challenges -and applying their imagination and creative thinking to design and build their own innovative technological solution.

In order to encourage this goal, SciCo has created the STEMpowering Youth Innovation Contest. Every student taking part in the program can participate in the contest individually or as part of a team, by creating a project that fulfills the following

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07

March

STEMPOWERING YOUTH: Student Projects of the fourth cycle

“STEMPOWERING YOUTH” for a fourth straight cycle: Meet our new crop of young scientists!

“STEMpowering Youth” is an extracuricullar STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program which has been implemented by Scico in cooperation with Ellinogermaniki Agogi and the support of Vodafone Foundation since 2017. The program’s aim is to bring innovation in school classes of remote Greek areas: In each cycle of the program, 13-16 year-old students are trained with interactive educational tools on topics of Natural Sciences, Astronomy and Programming, and participate in experiments as well as design and

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