NEWS

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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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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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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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12

February

Edinburgh welcomes 2nd Mind the Lab on Waverley station, Saturday 16th of February, 2019

Following the success of the first Mind the Lab in Edinburgh (Haymarket station) on December 18, 2018,  University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with SciCo, organizes for the second time, Mind the Lab at Waverley train station. On Saturday, February 16, train passengers at Waverley Station will have the opportunity to learn, discover and get stimulated by Math, Biology and Physics!

The University of Edinburgh will stimulate train passengers through exciting booths that will allow them to make exciting discoveries for themselves under the microscope! Furthermore, passengers will have

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06

February

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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25

January

STEMpowering Youth supports STEM teaching by providing lab equipment to schools in remote areas!

“STEMpowering Youth” started in February 2017 as an extracurricular program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education for 12-16 year-old students in remote Greek areas. The program’s main aim is to enhance and support the process of STEM education in remote areas of Greece. This is why, in 2018, STEMpowering Youth, which is implemented by SciCo with the academic contribution of Ellinogermaniki Agogi and the support of the Vodafone Foundation, expands with one more initiative. Starting in the spring semester of 2018 we are implementing the distribution of specially designed

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13

January

STEMpoweringYouth embraces exponential technologies!

STEMpoweringYouth, the extracurricular program of STEM education for students 13-16 years old living in remote areas of Greece is currently in its third year of implementation! In the first three cycles, the STEM education program inspired students in 21 areas of Thrace, the Dodecanese, NE Aegean islands and Crete to bring innovation to their local community. The journey of STEMpoweringYouth continues with two new cycles in the 2018-2019 academic year, reaching the Ionian islands. The program has engaged students in 26 different areas from all over Greece- and it hasn’t

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07

January

Academy of Ambassadors: Applications until 25th of January

ACADEMY OF AMBASSADORS: APPLICATIONS UNTIL THE 18th of JANUARY

SciCo is organizing for the 4th year the Academy of Ambassadors.

 

The main purpose of the program is to strengthen the skills of the participants in science communication, to develop their professional skills and to introduce themselves as spokespeople of SciCo’s values ​​and goals.

 

To meet the above objectives, participants during the program are invited to consider the following questions, which form the core of the program and are explored through learning by doing processes.

 

What is the need for science to communicate with society?
What are the

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24

December

Theo Anagnostopoulos Mind the Lab, Falling Walls Engage 2018

Το Falling Walls Engage είναι μια διεθνής πλατφόρμα που ασχολείται με τη διάχυση πρωτοβουλιών και ενεργειών οι οποίες αποσκοπούν στη διάδοση της επιστήμης στο κοινό και φιλοξενούνται από το Falling Walls σε συνεργασία με το Robert Bosch Stiftung. Στις 8 Νοεμβρίου 2018, 20 διεθνή έργα επιστημονικής εμπλοκής από ένα ευρύ φάσμα πεδίων παρουσίασαν τις αντιλήψεις τους σε ένα διακεκριμένο κοινό.

Ένα απο τα διεθνή έργα επιστημονικής εμπλοκής που παρουσιάστηκαν και έκλεψε τις εντυπώσεις, ήταν το Mind the Lab, το οποίο και πραγματοποιήθηκε για πρώτη φορά στο Βερολίνο!

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28

November

Jane Goodall in Greece

SciCo proudly participates in the organization of Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit in Greece

#JaneGreece2018

It is with great pleasure that Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Greece announces the visit of the internationally renowned primatologist, ethologist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall. Between 9th and 11th December 2018, Dr. Jane Goodall will hold speeches in three cities in Greece: Thessaloniki, Athens and Heraklion (Crete).

Jane Goodall is recognized as one of the most important scientists of our time. In 1960, her work in Tanzania on the behavior of chimpanzees rocked the world of the global

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