“Bio-Inspired STEM topics for engaging young generations (BioS4You)” is a project supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships for school education.
BioS4You aims to engage new generations, through formal and non-formal education and active-learning activities, in STEM subjects by introducing them to the bio-inspired technologies, to both the biologically inspired engineering and the scientific innovations, new treatments, technology and processes that could make a real difference in the improvement of life and environment.
Specifically, the main goal of BioS4You is to realize various actions for STEM educators and support programs for young people, and young women, in particular, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, starting from the idea to relieve them of the fear and insecurity of these topics and to encourage them to the study of their subjects.
It lasts 30 months 01-11-2019 / 30-04-2022
The objectives of BioS4You are:
• To cultivate 21st-century skills such as creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration;
• To inspire and improve the competence of teachers in order to teach novel topics, such as bio-inspired science and engineering, biotechnology;
• To increase the teacher professional development, digital skills, and competencies;
• To promote collaborative work and exchange of knowledge and ideas among teachers in Europe.
The European Union programme Erasmus+
Period of project implementation: 2019-11-01 - 2022-08-31
Project coordinator: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Project partners: University of Palermo, Directorate of Provincial National Education of Adiyaman, Kaunas University of Technology, International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development (Italy)