STEAM BCN

Description / Objectives

A program to foster science and technology vocations from pre-school to secondary school.

Science and technology professionals are increasingly sought after. A major gap between global supply and demand is predicted in the market for professionals with these profiles. This gap increases yet further in the case of women, as there is an alarming gender inequality. In Barcelona, girls represent just 13% of people on ICT courses and 26% in the science and technology sector.

Faced with this scenario, Barcelona Activa has created STEAM BCN (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Mathematics) to foster science and technology vocations from pre-school to secondary school, offering tools and resources to both teaching staff and families.

The project focuses on the gender perspective and demystification of the scientist associated with a background and socio-economic status. Workshops, training capsules, visits to research centres, ideathons, etc. have all been designed to be rolled out in schools, libraries, universities or Fab Labs, among others.

In collaboration with the GSMA and the Government of Catalonia, programmes such as MSchools and the YoMo Festival are promoted, attracting more than 10,000 children and 4,000 educators. Educational programmes are also delivered in Fab Labs: 4 public Fab Labs that train more than 5,000 students and teachers in digital production and IT literacy in schools.

News

Ateneu de Fabricació Digital, Parc tecnològic, Nou Barris, Barcelona

Taking digital manufacturing to schools to promote science and tech vocations

Thu, 04/11/2021 - 10:10

Digital manufacturing for schools. The new education and digital manufacturing programme facilitates tools and resources for teachers and students.

Initiative to get computer science into schools

Mon, 25/10/2021 - 17:56

Computer science. The process will be pursued through an agreement with Code.org, a non-profit organisation to facilitate programming knowledge in schools around the world.

More tech training to be offered at the new Cibernàrium in Nou Barris

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 15:45

Urban planning. Located at the Technology Park, the facility will also include the free Campus de Programació 42 Barcelona.

Experiences and learnings from the digital manufacturing educational programme

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:11

Digital education. The conclusion of the digital manufacturing educational programme, with a focus on shared experiences and learnings between the participating centres and the Fab Labs teams.

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