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Newsletter: issue 2
September 2012



Experiment with new resources this school year
inGenious kept busy this summer while you were on the beach. A colourful, redesigned inGenious website went live, providing you with easily accessible teaching resources and new ideas, and discussions on the theme of STEM education and careers with experts from industry. New and popular activities await you in a simplified Practice area.

Join our growing community of teachers to share views and experience about the use of industry activities in the STEM classroom. We have also created a new partner area where you can see our growing community of inGenious partners and interest groups.
First inGenious summer school in Istanbul
Hundreds of inGenious teachers, partners and experts took time out in the magical city of Istanbul in August to share views on the application of STEM industry teaching tools and ways to communicate the potential of STEM. Hear from teachers who attended.
Mark your diaries: Women in Research & Innovation days this autumn
Planning a school outing? This autumn the European Commission, ECSITE and inGenious are teaming up for these activity days in science museums in five European cities: Warsaw, Amsterdam, Vienna, Munich and Milan. Classes at secondary level are invited. Stay tuned to the inGenious site for more details.
Next round of pilots prepare to fly
A big thank you to all of the teachers who volunteered to participate in our next inGenious pilot. 170 schools across the European Union and beyond will use STEM activities developed in partnership with industry in the classroom and provide feedback on their pedagogical relevance and their impact on pupils. inGenious is gathering a growing body of evidence on STEM industry-education activities to help shape industry offerings and their application. Pilot two kicks off at the end of September and will run until the end of June 2013. Teachers interested in joining the inGenious pilots extended network of school should contact Evita Tasiopoulou (, Science Projects Coordinator, European Schoonet.
If you are a from a company or another potential partner organisation and would like to include your industry teaching activity in this or another inGenious pilot it isn’t too late to join.
Getting the STEM message across
  • Learn more than maths with dice: industry giant, Philips, uses them to teach product design.
  • Language teacher, Sandra Bešker, from Croatia broadens her pupils career perspectives with industry activities. Many industry leaders, engineers and scientists first studied the arts.
  • Could your pupils design and build an ecological car? Shell invites you to do just that.
  • What is really like to be a software engineer? Min Xin from SMART Technologies reveals all.
  • Find out why Intel uses football to communicate basic IT skills.

StarsSummer SchoolTeacher and pupils
Check out the CommunityExciting times ahead...inGenious events
Check out the first Community of Practice of this school year. Barbara Schwarzenbacher from European Schoolnet is currently leading a discussion on future inGenious activities. This year’s Communities of Practice have changed in layout and structure, thanks to your feedback during the summer school. Watch out too for registration details for the teachers’ academy on teacher training which will take place in Bad Hofgastein, Austria from 19-21 October.Exciting times ahead as we prepare to share industry practices with pupils and the general public in European Science Museums.
Also in the autumn, we are hosting the first of series of deep dive sessions on the state of STEM education in European countries. Check the calendar for dates and watch out for the reports.
Stay tuned for the outcomes of the prestigious  Intel Educator Academy EMEA 2012,   taking place in Bratislava 21-26 September and the inGenious / Scientix workshop linked to the European Union Competition for Young Scientists