Female Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Higher Education (FeSTEM) aims to promote an innovative method and pedagogy that will allow HE students to use traditional and computationally-rich media to create meaningful, shareable exhibits that will act as mentoring models for encouraging girls and women to remain active in STEM.
The novelty of our approach is reflected in the activities that will make use of traditional and computationally-rich media through which we envisage to expose HE students to successful female role models in STEM and encourage the development of networking opportunities for women to establish a peer support system. The making of meaningful, shareable exhibits is based on the premise that by having students engage as scientists in a creative, hands-on, and passionate endeavour allows them to spark their motivation to remain active in STEM- a motivation that is often extinguished by extrinsic and goals and expectations of education and workplace.
The main project outcomes are foreseen to be: a gender-sensitive teaching methodology for engaging HE students in making shareable exhibits and promoting gender-equality issues, an open source online instrument for making gender-sensitive shareable exhibits, resources in the form of examples to illustrate how shareable exhibits can act as mentoring constructs for women in STEM and a mentoring community platform for STEM HE students.
Data and analysis of the current state of the art
regarding the needs, challenges, difficulties and expectations of women in STEM in higher education (HE) and industry.
a gender-sensitive curriculum for STEM that consists of a set of training methodologies that can be used for guiding gender-sensitive teaching and the FeSTEM approach that informs the training methodology.
FeSTEM industry-informed Toolkit
which summarises the challenges that girls and women are expected to encounter in their early and senior careers and propose best practices policies for young women to adopt when entering the STEM professional world.
with traditional and digital materials for constructing gender-sensitive exhibits as well as reporting on the materials and tools (digital and traditional) that can be used for developing gender-sensitive exhibits.
FeSTEM Online Learning Unit
based on the results of the previous outputs and available for wider usage.
FeSTEM community platform
that aims to link HE students in STEM with experienced mentors in the field.
Final transational meeting of the FeSTEM project – finally face-to-face!
During the week 31/-5-02/06 ARIS hosted the final transnational meeting for the FeSTEM project. The partners defined the last steps and got to know the stories of women working in STEM fields. It was a pleasure to meet the partners face to face again after 2 years!
“Breaking the glass ceiling” event in Limassol and successful completion of the FeSTEM project
Successful completion of the final Multiplier Event of the FeSTEM project "Breaking the glass ceiling" The event "Breaking the glass ceiling" in the context of the European project "Female Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Higher...
The FeSTEM project invites you to the final Multiplier Event!
The FeSTEM project invites you to the final Multiplier Event! The event under the title ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ aims to disseminate all the project's final results and outcomes to the target audience in Cyprus, as well as to highlight the valuable benefits of the...