The 4th Scientix Conference took place on 18-19 November 2022, online. Some 1,200 teachers, researchers, policymakers, STEM professionals, industry representatives and STEM project managers came together for two days full of learning, networking and sharing.
The conference featured 32 parallel talks, 15 projects, 8 workshops, 2 round-tables and the exhibition of 98 posters – making it one of the major science education events in Europe.
The highlights of the first day were the keynotes: Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet; Niki Kerameus, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs; Anna Horvath, Researcher at EACEA; Àgueda Gras-Velázquez, Scientix Project Manager and Head of the Science Education Department at European Schoolnet; Ariadna Farres, Astrodynamics Specialist at NASA; Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD; and Laura Quintana, Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Networking Academy.
Scientix also recognised the outstanding contributions of Scientix Ambassadors around the world by awarding prizes in the categories: Expert in STEM School Label, Most Active Ambassadors, Most Influential Ambassadors on Social Media, Most Captivating SAVIC Quotes and Most Supportive Ambassadors.
On the second day, the keynote speakers were: Ivana Kovac, STEM Alliance Coordinator; Jeremy Rollison, Senior Director of European Government Affairs at Microsoft; Joseph Roche, Director of Research School of Education at Trinity College Dublin; Michal Uhl, Director of the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research; and Jan De Craemer, Chairman of the European Schoolnet Steering Committee.
During the closing ceremony, we also heard from some of the awardees – Scientix Ambassadors and poster winners: Adriana Lefter, Ariana Vacaretu and Alexia Alexandrou.