Lerarenopleidingen Science en Wiskunde/Rekenen

GEM – Zomerkampen voor STEM meisjes

Empower Girls to Embrace their Digital and Entrepreneurial Potential

Een Europees project 2020-2022

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.

Subsidie van de EU volgens
deze regeling.

  • 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.

Germany University of Education Freiburg
Czech Republic Charles University, Praag
Spain University of Jaen
Malta University of Malta
Sweden Jönköping University
Cyprus University of Nicosia
Netherlands Utrecht University
Slovakia University of Constantine the Philosopher Nitra
Lithuania Vilnius University
Greece National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Norway Norwegian University of Science and Technology
In verband met het effect van rolmodellen is er voor gekozen om in principe alleen maar vrouwen te vragen om de zomer-cursussen te verzorgen.

Wij zoeken daarom een medewerker (v) die in 2020 en in 2021 betrokken wil zijn bij het uitvoeren van de zomer-cursus. We denken momenteel aan een cursus van enkele dagen aan het begin van de zomer, uit te voeren in een van de grote steden in Nederland.
De taken zullen liggen bij de voorbereiding van deze zomer-cursus, het uitvoeren en het evalueren. Er zal worden samengewerkt met andere instellingen die al actief zijn op het gebied van het geven van zomer-cursussen voor meisjes.

De omvang is 0.2 (evt. 0.3) fte, ingaande zsm en tot aan het eind van het project, 1-1-2022. Ervaring met bèta-didactiek (binnenschools en/of buitenschools) strekt tot aanbeveling, en daarbinnen ervaring met programmeren/computational thinking in een setting met jongeren (kinderen vanaf ongeveer 12 jaar).

Graag even contact opnemen met Vincent Jonker (v.jonker [ad] uu.nl), Universiteit Utrecht

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