The STEM Discovery Campaign is an annual joint international initiative organised by Scientix that takes place from the beginning of February to the end of April. The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘STEM for all’, with the aim of bringing STEM subjects and careers closer to every student.
In this 7th edition, participants had the chance to submit their activities and take part in 11 different competitions organised by various partners of the campaign.
Scientix organised two competitions this year. The first one, ‘STEM Activities’, invited participants to organise activities promoting STEM in the context of any STEM subject in their class. For the second competition, teachers were invited to choose from over 3,000 high-quality resources published on the Scientix Repository and showcase how they integrated them into their lessons. Participants were also encouraged to share their experiences by writing an entry on the STEM Discovery Campaign Blog.
In total, we registered over 600 entries for the Scientix competitions – among which there are 24 winners:
- Stavroula Skiada (Greece), ‘Reducing energy, increasing sustainability.’
- Selçuk Yusuf Arslan (Turkey), ‘STEM stands together.’
- Erviola Konomi (Albania), ‘Touristic trip and challenges towards the ecological city.’
- Yavor Yakimov (Bulgaria), ‘A lesson in central symmetry.’
- Kristina Krtalić (Croatia), ‘Not every water is H2O.’
- Álvaro Molina Ayuso (Spain), ‘STEM for all in many ways.’
- Georgios Chatzigeorgiou (Greece), ‘Comparison of dye-sensitized solar cells with various dyes of plant origin.’
- Marina Stanojlovic Mircic (Serbia), ‘Energy around us (L’energia attorno a noi).’
- Mario Di Fonza (Italy), ‘Grilli che c(a)ontano! (Crickets that sing/matter!).’
- Zeynep Er (Turkey), ‘Families meet STEM.’
- Olha Doskochynska (Ukraine), ‘V International Lviv STEM Festival during the war in Ukraine.’
- Sadık Uslu (Turkey), ‘We make our own recycled paper.’
- Ella Rakovac Bekeš (Croatia), ‘Let’s get together with Gather.Town – utilising socially responsive technology in teaching.’
- Cristina Iulia (Romania), ‘Start discovering Arduino!’
- Kismet Türkan Kurnaz (Turkey), ‘Air driven cars.’
- Silvana J Binova (North Macedonia), ‘Is 100 euro = 100 euro always and everywhere?’
- Şerife Takmaz (Turkey), ‘Step by step to solution with STEM.’.
- Stavroula Skiada (Greece), ‘The microplastic detectives’ .
- Aleksandra Filipovic (Serbia), ‘Following Peter Pan’s shadow.’
- Costantina Cossu (Italy), ‘Music and STEAM is not magic… it’s part of real life.’
- Rabia Kilinç (Turkey), ‘Emergency response to forest fires and early warning system.’
- Evangelos Zikidis (Greece), ‘Didactic intervention with the method of Flipped Classroom.’
- Ana Bakic (Serbia), ‘Water, float or sink.’
- Çelebi Kalkan (Turkey), ‘Why STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals?’
In addition, the following entries have received a special recognition:
- Award for Creativity: Mario Di Fonza (Italy).
- Award for Impact: Stavroula Skiada (Greece).
- Award for Inclusivity: Selçuk Yusuf Arslan (Turkey).
- Award for Technical Difficulty: Georgios Chatzigeorgiou (Greece).
- Award for Applicability: Silvana J Binova (North Macedonia).
- Award for Originality: Aleksandra Filipovic (Serbia).
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to these competitions. You really did make STEM for all!
See the winners of all the STEM Discovery Campaign competitions here