WeSTEAM: Empowering women through STEAM
26th Oct, C/ de la Igualtat, 33, 08222 Terrassa.
Aula S02, CITM – Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center (UPC)
The WeSTEAM project aims to develop, test, and disseminate a methodology based on the STEAM approach to improve the art thinking skills of female students engaged in STEM careers. The ultimate goal is to empower female STEM students to increase their chances of employment in high-level ICT positions once they graduate and to increase the attractiveness of STEM courses for women.
During this process, three female students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia were invited to participate in training activities in Austria and Stockholm, to be involved in the various stages of the project and to test the activities to provide useful experience feedback for the development and implementation of the project
Thanks to the collaboration with the Centre of Multimedia Image and Technology of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, this presentation aims to open a dialogue with experts in the field, professors, and students to stimulate and foster the growth of new multidisciplinary perspectives between art, science, technology, and education.
The presentation will open with a speech by the Centre for Imaging and Multimedia Technology that will analyze STEAM education in connection with the dissemination of science, and then continue by offering an overview of the results of the WeSTEAM project, which includes a competence framework, a training methodology that aims to enhance competences through art, an educational VR game based on the developed competence framework and methodology, and a competence certification system in line with the EU qualification frameworks.
The presentation is open to students, experienced teachers, and others interested in researching and developing new educational methodologies that can enhance different types of soft and transversal skills through art and creativity in those studying and working on scientific subjects.
The event is organized by Espronceda, Institute of Art&Culture in collaboration with the Centre of Multimedia Image and Technology of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and with the participation and collaboration of the project partners: Ars Electronica, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sineglossa, Changemaker Educations.
MORE ABOUT WeSTEAM HERE.