Great success of a new edition of the Inspira STEAM Euskadi programme

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158 mentors, 29 mentors and 3,165 boys and girls from 58 schools have participated this academic year in this pioneering initiative to promote scientific and technological vocations.

Next Friday, 7 June, the University of Deusto is holding the closing ceremony of the 2023-2024 edition of the Inspira STEAM Euskadi programme, a pioneering initiative to promote scientific and technological vocations, especially among girls. The event, which will take place from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Atrium of the Library-CRAI, will evaluate the results obtained from this activity based on group mentoring actions between primary school students and professionals from the world of research, science and technology.

Every year more and more people join this activity, which is supported by the Basque Innovation Agency, Innobasque, and sponsored by the three provincial councils (Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Alava), BBK, Euskadi Technology Park, Mercedes-Benz Vitoria, Lantik, EJIE-Computer Society of the Basque Government, Donostia-San Sebastian City Council, Sidenor, Arteche, Ner Group and ABB.

Last year, 158 mentors and 29 mentors showed 1,580 girls and 1,585 boys from 58 schools their profession and the world of STEAM, breaking with biases and clichés and generating close references. The joint work of mentors and schools is essential to achieve the objectives of Inspira STEAM, which are: to improve the attitude of girls and boys towards scientific-technological areas, to get to know professions and professionals close to these areas and to fight against the limiting stereotypes that condition their choices.

Invisible bodies

Mª Luz Guenaga, coordinator of Inspira STEAM, will be in charge of presenting the closing ceremony of this course, which will include the words of the institutional representatives, as well as the conferences ‘Building bridges between STEM and language’ by María Martín Barranco and ‘The invisible bodies that AI’, by Lorena Fernández. Afterwards, mentors, teachers from the educational centres and representatives of the collaborating entities will participate in a group dynamic to share their experiences during the course of the Inspira STEAM sessions.


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