DIG-ED this year was partner with many other organizations for STEM Discovery Week and supported the activities that promoted STEM education and STEM careers. We organized campaign among primary schools titled: Just say yes – You can be an engineer too. Around 500 students from 4 different primary schools participated in the activity. The schools are: Primary school “Strasho Pindjur” – Negotino, “Krste Misirkov” – SKopje, “Panajot Ginovski” = Stajkovci and “Kiril i Metodij” – Skopje. Leading teachers in theses activities were Gjorgjina Dimova, Maja Videnovic and Blagorodna Sotirov.
The program of the event:
23,24.04.2018 Microbit workshops – student makers
During the workshops students learned how to program the microbits, how to use MakeCode, the features of the microbit: temperature sensor, accelerator, light sensor, compass. By the help of the teachers students created different projects like: traffic light for cars and for pedestrians, managing parking, temperature thermometer, etc..
Project traffic lights:
25.04.2018 Microbit workshops – from students for the students
The students organized microbit workshops in schools that don’t offer coding to students. They made simple projects like measuring the temperature on direct sun, and in shadow and calculating the difference.
26.04.2018 Visiting Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and the First Kids Science Club Explorarium.
First the students were greeted by the Faculty Dean – Ivan Chorbev.
Workshop with the robots and drones
Students were introduced to robotics and the robots. They also made simple programming so the robot could do things like talk and dance. After that they saw how the drones worked and how to use the camera on the drone.
Round table – Just say yes , you can be an engineer too
Eminent professionals programmers, university professors, undergraduate students (both women and men) presented in front of the primary students about the profession engineer – how it is like to be an engineer, what education should you have to become engineer, who can be an engineer, how does a typical day of an engineer looks like …
Participants of the round table:
Hristina Petrushevska – Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Orange
Darko Todorovski – software developer
Petar Grchevski – Backend developer, game developer, machine learning, serverless computing
Vladislav Bidikov – system administrator at FINKI
M.Sc Kostadin Mishev – assistant professor
Ph.D Petar Lameski – university professor
Martina Boshkova – undergraduate student
Stefan Andonov – undergraduate student and teaching assistant
Jovan Davchev – undergraduate student and teaching assistant
Visiting the Explorarium
Students participated in very interesting chemistry experiments organized by a chemistry professor.
The event was part of the Scientix online streaming: