The first multiplier event of the FeSTEM project, in which ARIS participates as a partner, was successfully held on May 31st, 2021 online.
The event under the title ‘Needs, challenges and experiences of women in STEM: Best practices from Higher Education and the Industry’ was organized by the Cyprus University of Technology and aimed to uncover the needs and challenges of women in the field of STEM in Higher Education and the industry and provide information on the work conducted until now in the context of the FeSTEM project.
Keynote Speaker: Androulla Vasiliou, Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism Youth
“Increasing the participation of women in STEM, both in academia and in business, will improve science, will reduce women’s social exclusion and will increase European competitiveness”
ARIS Manager, Eliza Loucaidou, who was among the panelists, presented ARIS programme and highlighted the importance of supporting the participation of women in entrepreneurship and innovation activities. As stated, “Offering women support mechanisms and structures, including mentoring and coaching, are of paramount importance towards increasing female participation in digital entrepreneurship and innovation”.
At ARIS, we are dedicated in encouraging women to remain active in STEM and we welcome applications from aspiring female entrepreneurs from the STEM industry who would like to build their own start-up!
Female Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Higher Education
ARIS is delighted to announce its participation to this new project, which is funded by the EU under the ERASMUS+ Programme. FeSTEM aims to promote an innovative method and pedagogy that will allow Higher Education 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 the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
FeSTEM is a transnational collaboration between partners from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Slovenia. It is coordinated by the Cyprus Interaction Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology and the partners are the University of Macedonia, the European centre of studies and initiatives CESIE, the Magenta Consultoría Projects S.L.U., the Education Centre Geoss and ARIS.
The project successfully kicked-off on the 30th of January 2020 in Limassol, Cyprus. The partners met for the first time and had the chance to discuss in detail the project tasks and milestones. A common work plan was agreed upon on the methodology to be followed for the successful implementation of the project and the achievement of its goals.
For more information, please visit the project’s webpage: https://festemproject.eu/