STEM MAKERS Teams

FeSTEM establishes STEM MAKER teams consisting of HE academics working in STEM-related departments and motivated STEM students (male and female) who will work at the project in all its different phases in all partner countries.

STEM MAKER teams are involved in the piloting and evaluation of the project outputs (tools, exhibits, activities and workshops). Ultimately, the project builds an active network of women in STEM (both junior and senior) that will act as a mentoring hub for encouraging girls and women to remain active in STEM.

Cyprus

Greece

Italy

Slovenia

Spain

Cyprus

Aekaterini Mavri

Aekaterini Mavri

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Multimedia

Areas of interest: Engineering, Design, Website design, Human-Computer Interaction

Bio

Aekaterini Mavri is a full-time teaching staff member at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at CUT. Aekaterini holds a BA in Visual Communication Design and an MA in Design for Interactive Media from Middlesex University (UK). She has worked as an interactive designer and project manager for several years in the industry and she is currently involved with teaching Digital Design, User Experience, and Web Design and Development subjects. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of social situated learning models, such as cross-organizational Communities of Practice, that can infuse industrial expertise in higher education, through the use of affordable technologies.

Alexandra C Charalampous

Alexandra C Charalampous

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Multimedia

Areas of interest: Making, Digital making, photography

Alexandros Marios Delobel

Alexandros Marios Delobel

Cyprus University of Technology

Department:Graphic Design and Multimedia

Areas of interest: Posters, Logos, Creative Photo Manipulation, Website management, Playful learning.

Dora Constantinou

Dora Constantinou

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Multimedia

Areas of interest: Digital Making, Programming & Networking

Bio

Dora is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. She holds an MSc in Education Leadership and Management from the Cyprus International Institute of Management CIIM and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. Her research interest includes Digital Making, Programming, Soft Skills Integration in higher education. Dora has over 10 years of teaching experience in Higher Education.  She currently holds the position of the Academic Dean and Head of COmputing Field at CTL Eurocollege in Limassol.

She is a researcher at the Cyprus Interaction Lab (CIL), a member of Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and a member and certified Instructor of CISCO Networking Academy. She has participated and presented a part of her work in ETECH Conference on 2019 in Riga- Latvia. She has also participated in INTERACT International Conference on 2019 in Paphos-Cyprus.

George Pallaris

George Pallaris

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts

Areas of interest: Computer Science,Technology, Web, Cloud Computing.

Research Interests:

Educational Makerspaces, with a closer examination of how Higher Education Institutions can exploit Makerspace’s potential for the benefit of both Academics, Students, and Institutions.

Bio

Experienced Information Technology and Computer Science Professional with a demonstrated history of working in Higher Education and Information Systems Services industry. Skilled in Lecturing, IT Infrastructure Management, Systems Analysis, Cloud Computing, Human Computer Interaction and Systems Networking. Strong information technology professional with a MSc Information Systems Management focused in IT Project Management from University of Liverpool.

Konstantinos Karseras

Konstantinos Karseras

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Multimedia

Areas of interest: Multimedia and scouting

Louiza Erodotou

Louiza Erodotou

UCY

Department: Architect Engineer

Areas of interest: Industrial design; architecture models and art design

Christina Procopiou

Christina Procopiou

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Businesses management

Areas of interest: Businesses management – FeSTEM community of practice

Bio

Knowledge is as important as time.

I am a student interested in Business management and equality issues in the field of Business and Management.

Maria Christofi

Maria Christofi

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Multimedia

Areas of interest: Gaming, virtual reality

Bio

I am a student interested in Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies.

Marlen Ines Vasquez

Marlen Ines Vasquez

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Chemical Engineering

Areas of interest:

Environmental biomonitoring and bioanalytics, Effect-directed analysis, Environmental toxicology, Environmental Microbiology; Biotechnology; Environmental Engineering

Olympia Nisiforou

Olympia Nisiforou

Cyprus University of Technology

Department: Department of Chemical Engineering

Areas of interest: Oceanography, Renewable energy, Climate & Decarbonization, Pollution, phycology/ algae/seaweed, Circular Economy.

Prodromos Pieri

Prodromos Pieri

Cyprus University of Technology

Department:Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Informatics

Areas of interest: Computer engineering; computer science

Greece

Aikaterini Antzela Tsintza

Aikaterini Antzela Tsintza

University of Macedonia

Department: Department of economics

Areas of interest: Thessaloniki

Bio
Speak English,B1 degree
Anna Paschalidou-Perezidou

Anna Paschalidou-Perezidou

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Economics, Volunteering, Travels, Gym

Argyro Bagiati

Argyro Bagiati

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Economics

Efthymia Petridou

Efthymia Petridou

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Economics

Bio
Education: Department of economics-studies, University of Macedonia, High School Diploma in 2018-2019
Foreign Languages: NOCN LEVEL 1 Certificate in ESOL International (B2)
Interests: Music and Gymnastic
Elisavet Chatzisavva

Elisavet Chatzisavva

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Economics

Evangelia Pothitou

Evangelia Pothitou

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Volunteer Work, Club Memberships, Art, Traveling, Reading

Bio

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Certificate of Proficiency in English Level:C2

EMPLOYMENT-VOLUNTEERING

  • Voluntary participation in the final phase of the 20th Greek Cup 2018, which was held at the Alexandreio Athletic Melathro of Thessaloniki “Sala Nikos Galis”.
  • Voluntary offer at the Mom Information Center (monk seal) and participation in NADP Cetacean monitoring missions, from 1/9 to 16/9 of 2019.
  • Voluntary offer in the shop with the souvenirs of Arcturus in the Mediterranean cosmos of Thessaloniki in December 2019.
  • Voluntary Work Offer for a week in the environmental organization Arcturus in December 2019

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Praise from the Hellenic Mathematical Society for the distinction in Mathematics during the Panhellenic Competitions “Thalis” and “Euclid”, the school year 2015-2016.
  • Holder of Youthpass, youth in policy dialogue of the Erasmus+ program.
  • Award of distinction in the European Parliament competition.
  • Digital Skills Seminar, by Grow Greek Tourism Online.
  • Member of the KD ‘Session of the Parliament of Adolescents.
  • Certification Exams in the Basic Principles of Digital Marketing on 12/10/2020 by Google Digital Workshop.
  • Certificate of participation in the series of meetings organized in the framework of the implementation of the project “Youth 4 Youth policy making” funded by the European Program Erasmus + for Youth.
  • Certificate of activity and participation in the program “Schools – Ambassadors of the European Parliament”
  • Member of the Volunteering Department of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Member of the Environmental Team in University of Macedonia.
Maria Karagianni

Maria Karagianni

University of Macedonia

Department: Economic Studies

Areas of interest: Photography and Cinema Enthusiast, Learning Languages, Reading Books, Planting, Travelling, Currently learning to play the ukulele

Michaela Tsironi

Michaela Tsironi

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Logistics

Bio
I am 19 years old. I live in Greece more specific in Crete. I speak German and English. I am really interested in computer science.
Sotiria Tortoka

Sotiria Tortoka

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Environmental issues, Gender equality, Human rights, Sports, Educational movies

Stella Chouremidou

Stella Chouremidou

University of Macedonia

Department: Department of Economics

Areas of interest: Economics

Theano Chatzidaki

Theano Chatzidaki

University of Macedonia

Department: Economics

Areas of interest: Applied Information Technology

Italy

Alessia Ascarini

Alessia Ascarini

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Department: Pedagogical Science – Project and training

Areas of interest: Education, Communication, Project development

Daniela Collovà

Daniela Collovà

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Department: Department of Architecture

Areas of interest: Architecture

Diksha Dody

Diksha Dody

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Department: Department of Architecture

Areas of interest: Urban planning

Bio
I am a university student, currently following a master’s degree in urban planning. During my university and personal career, I have matured a great experience in different fields such as communication, translation and use of different software.
Francesca Minnai

Francesca Minnai

ITB-CNR

Department: Biology

Areas of interest: Biological Sciences

Gabriella Buttita

Gabriella Buttita

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Department: Civil Engineering

Areas of interest: Engineering, sustainability, architecture, graphics

Bio
26 years old, curious and open-minded. Enterprising and a bit headstrong, I love working in groups, sharing ideas and engaging in social activities.
I love learning about new things and cultures and I try to improve myself every day.
Currently PhD student at the University of Palermo, working on a project about sustainability in infrastructure.
Roberta Colapietro

Roberta Colapietro

University of Pavia

Department: Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Therapeutics

Areas of interest: Biomedical research in metabolism

Slovenia

Aljaž Sadar

Aljaž Sadar

IC-Geoss

Department: Logistics engineering

Areas of interest: Slovenian Railway

Bio
Born in Ljubljana on 13.3.1992. After finishing high school for catering and tourism in Ljubljana, I got a job at Slovenian Railway-Freight transport. In 2019, I enrolled in the logistics engineering program at the IC-Geoss Vocational College, where I also graduated in 2020. I am an active player and handball coach.
Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Emilija Stojmenova Duh

University in Ljubljana

Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Areas of interest: Electrical engineering, ICT, digitization, digital knowledge and skills, smart cities, smart villages, sustainable development

Bio

Emilija Stojmenova Duh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana. She is also Head of Public, Private, People Partnership Digital Innovation Hub – 4P DIH, whose main aim is to create awareness and provide services to grow digital competencies, share digital experience and case studies locally, regionally and internationally, and support the government to adapt regulation and open its data to foster entrepreneurship. She has founded and is coordinating the national FabLab network in Slovenia, which is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. With its 29 laboratories around the country, the FabLab network serves as a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, and to invent, no matter the age, gender or place of living. From February 2018 till October 2019, she was CEO of Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia. Between June and December, 2018 she was president of the management board of the European Blockchain Hub. During 2014 and 2016, she was head of Demola Slovenia, part of Demola Network, which is recognized as best practice example for innovation policy makers by OECD and World Bank. She is coordinating several national and European research and development projects on digitalization for innovation and rural development. She collaborates with the European Commission within three thematic groups on rural development and digital innovation hubs. Her work focuses mainly on the fields of open innovation, co-creation, user centered design, community-led development and digitalization for sustainable rural and urban development. She is part of an international team of researchers, who developed a methodology for measuring and monitoring social, economic and environmental return on investment of digital products and services through open innovation. She was the first chair of the IEEE “Women in engineering Slovenia”. One of her most important missions is to encourage young girls to study engineering, and later empower women to stay in the field and dare to take leadership positions in science and engineering. As such, in 2018 she was one of the 50 women from all over the world to take part in ‘Hidden No More’, one of the US State Department’s international visitor leadership exchange programmes, aimed at evening out the gender gap in STEAM. She was the finalist of the “Female engineer of the year 2018” competition in Slovenia.  She is Member of the Management Board of the Slovenian Research Agency, Member of the Expert Council of the Employment Service of Slovenia, Member of the Council for Development in Agriculture, Forestry and Food at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food and Member of Board of Forum Synergies.

Janez Dulc

Janez Dulc

HE lecturer at IC GEOSS Litija

Department: Vocational college

Areas of interest: Mechanical engineering, Marketing, quality, safety, environmental protection

Bio

Born: 10.5.1955

Primary school in Šentrupert na Dolenjskem
Secondary technical school of mechanical engineering in Ljubljana
Faculty of mechanical engineering in Ljubljana
Education: university graduate mechanical engineer
10 years of work experience in TRIMO Trebnje at development management
10 years of work experience in running companies (TOM, Adria Caravan)
20 years of work experience in State administration
In parallel with his regular employment, he also took 25 years of participation in higher professional education as a lecturer
Author of many articles and contributions and papers in the field of marketing, quality and technical legislation
Active participant in professional consultations in the field of quality and technical legislation
Author of constantly updated study materials in the field of technical legislation or safety and environmental protection
Critical analyst of the situation in the field of introduction, understanding and observance of technical legislation
Author of several materials and analyzes and contributions on the quality of protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jovana Mihailović Trbovc

Jovana Mihailović Trbovc

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)

Department: Institute for Cultural and Memorial studies

Areas of interest: Political interpretations of historical events, gender studies, gender equality in science

Bio
Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc is a research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Institute of Culture and Memory Studies. She has been awarded the 2015 Jean Blondel PhD Prize for the best thesis in politics issued by the European Consortium for Political Research. Her research focuses on the memory reproduction in media, memory activism and history teaching, mostly in connection with the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and World War II. She also works on issues related to gender equality in academia and gender in science, and is a team member of three H2020 projects on this topic. She is a member of the Commission for Equal Opportunity in Science, a consultative expert body nominated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, and on List of Experts (on Research and Statistics) of the European Institute for Gender Equality.
Maks Ritonja

Maks Ritonja

IC-Geoss

Department: Logistics engineering

Areas of interest: Cars, sports, logistics

Matija Mohar

Matija Mohar

IC-Geoss

Department: Mechanical engineering

Areas of interest: Product design, automation

Matjaž Hostnik

Matjaž Hostnik

IC-Geoss

Department: Logistics engineering

Areas of interest: Logistics

Bio

After finishing primary school in Šmartno pri Litiji, I enrolled in the grammar school in Litija, and during this time I also finished the lower music school on piano accordion in Music school Litija – Šmartno. 

Because music means a lot to me and accompanies me practically everywhere, I was a mentor for learning guitar and a member of several different bands, and I am currently studying logistics at IC Geoss, as I believe that this area will become increasingly important in the future, as it was evidenced also by the coronavirus epidemic.

Uroš Struna

Uroš Struna

IC-Geoss

Department: Mechanical engineering

Areas of interest: Natural sciences, mechanical engineering, music

Bio

I was born in Ljubljana, July 28, 1983. After finishing primary school, which I attended in Šentvid near Stična, I enrolled in the secondary agro-food school in Ljubljana, majoring in veterinary technician.

At 21, I moved to Rakek, from where my wife comes from. For the first three years in Rakek, I went to work for an entrepreneur who was engaged in cutting wood.
Then I spent four years on a private cattle farm, employed as a farm machinery operator.

During the construction of our house, I was employed for seven years by the company Snaga Ljubljana, as a manager of municipal machines.
After moving to a new house in Radanja vas, where I come from, I got a job at the company IMP Armature as an entrance controller and manager of the entrance warehouse.
The company offered me training as a mechanical engineer and advancement in the field of work.
My wife and I have a son and a daughter, we both work full time.

Spain

Beatriz Fernandez Garcia

Beatriz Fernandez Garcia

University of Oviedo

Department: Physical and Analytical Chemistry

Areas of interest:

Analytical Chemistry

  • Analysis with spatial resolution
  • Development of analytical methodologies for the study of biomarkers in different types of pathologies
Bio
Beatriz Fernández obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2001 from the University of Oviedo. Her doctoral thesis, defended in 2006, was awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize and the San Alberto Magno Prize by the Official Association of Chemists of Asturias and León. During the pre-doctoral period, he carried out two stays at the “Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research” (EMPA) in Thun (Switzerland) and Clemson University in South Carolina (USA).

In 2006, he moved to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Pau (France) where he completed a 29-month post-doctoral stay. In September 2008, she returned to the University of Oviedo as Juan de la Cierva Researcher and later as Ramón y Cajal Researcher. Since November 2020, she is a PhD Hired Professor in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry.

Beatriz Fernández is co-author of 75 scientific articles, as well as author of six book chapters and one patent. She is the principal investigator of different national projects and with companies through which her research is financed. Its scientific objectives are focused on the field of spatial resolution analysis using elemental mass spectrometry techniques. His current research is mainly directed towards imaging studies in tissues of biomedical interest for the detection of heteroatoms and proteins.

Carmen Sánchez – Pedrouzo Pérez

Carmen Sánchez – Pedrouzo Pérez

University of Oviedo

Department: Industrial Chemical Engineering

Areas of interest: Surf and volleyball

Bio

My name is Carmen Pedrouzo, I am 18 years old and was born in A Coruña but live in Gijón. I am currently in my first year of Industrial Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón. From a very young age, my dream was to be a pilot but due to the covid-19 pandemic I decided to study Chemistry. Besides aviation, I always saw myself in a lab, researching and discovering the cure to a disease for example, understanding the reasoning behind a lot of things, since we live surrounded by chemistry or creating my own cosmetic brand to improve my skin.

María Paz Fernández

María Paz Fernández

University of Oviedo

Department: Physics

Areas of interest: Materials science; Magnetic nanomaterials for bio applications and energy.

Bio

Doctor in Physical Sciences (2010) and HE instructor in Applied Physics at the University of Oviedo (2016-).

María González de la Vega

María González de la Vega

University of Oviedo

Department: Science

Areas of interest: Physics and Mathematics