Inspira STEAM is a pioneering project with the aim of raising awareness of research, science and technology careers for girls and boys. Through sessions at school, children are taught what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) careers consist of, which women have made great contributions throughout history, and they are provided with current examples of female scientists, experiments, etc. One of the main objectives is to create a relation of trust between the child and the mentor, to break stereotypes and preconceived ideas about science and technology. The project uses an approach of group mentoring to promote STEAM among children at Primary School.
The project starts its fifth edition in January 2021 and it is expected that around 120 schools and 5,000 students (both girls and boys) will participate. In this way, the programme maintains its activity despite the coronavirus pandemic, which had a particular impact on education centers, and which has caused delays on the start of the project´s activities and decrease in the number of participating schools. Despite all this, Inspira STEAM will continue in the new scenario, with sessions in 120 schools in Euskadi, Cataluña, Asturias and Galicia and involving 284 mentors.
For further information about the project, please consult this webpage.