GEM – Zomerkampen voor STEM meisjes
GEM (Girls Empowered)
Empower Girls to Embrace their Digital and Entrepreneurial Potential
Een Europees project 2021-2022
Contact in NL: UU (FI)
Slogan: To bring Girls2STEM and make them Girls4STEM we need to provide STEM4Girls.
no-cost summer camps for 13-18 year-old girls (typically 1 or 2 weeks long) will be designed to introduce middle and high school girls to a broad range of STEM subjects, in particular software engineering principles and programming languages. The experiences and insights collected in the course of the summer camps and other actions will be used by the network to provide recommendations and a set of ready-to-use guidelines available for reproduction of the events at local level.
Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Malta, Sweden, Cyprus, Netherlands, Slovakia, Lithuania, Greece, Norway
Subsidie van de EU volgens
- Number of organized camps: each partner will run 2 summer camps during project duration which sums up to 22 summer camps (at least, it might be more depending on the realization. Some HEI might organize large camps, offering activities for different age levels at the same time, some HEI might organize more than one camp per summer and sort them by topics or age levels).
- number of participants: 1000 girls are a realistic target (assuming that each summer camp attracts around 50 girls). This calculation matches with other summer camps, which were organized by our partners and linked schools.
- Percentage of female teachers/educators running the sessions (as described above female STEM teachers are necessary to help girls overcome stereotypes). As a realistic target, we estimate that at least 11 female teachers will be involved in the sessions (if we assume, that 2 teachers will be involved in the summer camps in each country). It might be much more female teachers, as probably most countries will involve more than 2 teachers.
- number of actively involved business representatives per country as indirect indicator to evaluate our links to the world of work (because these links are important to connect girls and possible future employers). Again, a modest estimate would be that we involve 3 business representatives per country and summer camp, leading to 33 business representatives involved.
Andere spinoff – een Europees GEM netwerk (GEMNet): a network of schools, universities, high education institutions and companies will be set up. It will serve as a platform to support the advancement of girls in STEM education and careers, to exchange best practices and to raise awareness of girls all over Europe concerning the full spectrum of education and training options.