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

Els Ateneus de Fabricació ofereixen espais per aprendre, crear i formar-se

Summer comes to Barcelona's Fab Labs

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 14:28

Digital inclusion. The school year is over and there are various maker activities on the Fab Lab summer agendas.

The Fòrum becomes a huge lab for experiments

Wed, 19/05/2021 - 15:24

Education. Over a thousand students from eighteen centres take part in the second edition of the STEAM - Fòrum.

The City Council and BIST renew their commitment to turning science into a key element of the city’s development

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 14:30

Science. ayor Ada Colau and Deputy Mayor Joan Subirats met yesterday with the top representatives of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology and its seven research centres.

New digital advice service for families with little ICT knowledge

Sun, 20/12/2020 - 10:21

Inclusion. The digital advice services for families will resolve doubts relating to online connections with schools and help people get to grips with learning tools.

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