In the afternoon, the conference and awards ceremony for the 'S-Team Project' hackathon unfolded, marking the culmination of a year-and-a-half-long journey, where participants' dedication and innovation were celebrated.
Participants from three teams at the international hackathon showcased their projects and engaged in a collaborative evaluation of each other's work, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas.
The objectives of the hackathon and its implementation methods are presented to the participating teams: the 3 teams will have one month to choose and develop an idea and present this project during the international event in Rimini.
The Partners and Schools participating in the project coordinate to decide the definitive program for the day of the International Hackathon: the morning of the first day will be dedicated to the presentation and evaluation of the projects created by the student teams, while the conference and awards ceremony will take place in the afternoon .
The international Hackathon will take place in Rimini on November 24, 2023, in the spaces of the Karis School.
The event will include the presence of three teams of students from Spain, Croatia and Italy.
All schools involved in the S-TEAM project has celebrated its Local Hackathon. The winner of each Local Hackathon will travel to Rimini for final competition.
Orders are placed for the purchase of OTTO DIY training kits which will be used to practice in view of the local and international hackathon.
The second phase of the S-Team project involves verifying the effectiveness of the proposed good practices through lectures and STEM+A laboratories. At first, more generic topics were addressed in order to prepare the students participating in the next step, which involves participation in a local hackathon, the winning of which will give access to an international hackathon that will take place in Rimini, where the winners of the 3 countries involved: Italy, Spain and Croatia.
After having collected the research reports carried out by the partners, Women Space begins drafting a memorandum which collects the various local experiences highlighted in the assessment phase. After having collected the research reports carried out by the partners, Women space begins drafting a memorandum which collects the various local experiences highlighted in the assessment phase. Women Space also begins drafting a manual that includes suggestions, methods and resources for teaching STEM+A disciplines in an inclusive and stimulating way, always with the aim of bridging the various gender gaps
In the months from September to December 2022, the 3 partners involved carried out local surveys about the situation of teaching STEM+A disciplines and about the various cases of projects aimed at bridging the gender gap in the study of these disciplines.
The planning of the calendar for the various phases of the project begins and it is decided to start the activities in September 2022
The project is presented to the examining commission for evaluations and in the meantime the partnership network is consolidated through online meetings, where the objectives and themes of the project are discussed
As soon as objectives and tools were identified, the partnership creation phase began. Assoform Romagna in collaboration with Argo Project, begins the contract with a series of potential partners. At the end of this phase, the team is formed by: Assoform Romagna as project leader; Women Space for the activity of framing objectives and modalities; Osnovna škola Ivana Cankara as coordinator for hackathon activities.
Once the priority objective has been defined, the Assoform Romagna team begins to outline the main points of the project and at the same time begins to draw up the list of necessary tools.
in December 2021, the Assoform Romagna team decides to embark on a design and operational path within the Erasmus+ project. From the outset, the goal was to explore new teaching methods that were able to bridge the gender gap in professional careers related to S.T.E.M.+A disciplines