teachers from 22 countries share best practices on stem education in europe


The second inGenious summer school brought together science teachers and business professionals to work on innovative activities to bring STEM classes to life, and give students a more realistic picture of STEM careers.

They have collaborated throughout the last school year by testing industry science activities in class, participating in online training events and meeting in the online community. The summer school gives them the opportunity to be together face to face for 3 days, discuss in-depth and exchange results from schools across Europe.

Snapshots from an intense work programme (and a sneak preview on the next school year):




The inGenious team reported on results from the evaluation of the first two years of inGenious pilots. 

According to feedback from pupils involved “adding the element of career learning to school STEM education could lead to a 20 or more percent increase in the number pupils positively considering a career in STEM”

92% of teachers reported that inGenious participation has had positive impact on themselves in terms of enhanced teaching, and improved ability to advise on STEM careers.


After this opening plenary session participants have joined various break-out workshops to focus on specific activities:
what works across countries, what can be improved, and what are the next steps?

Philips discusses Street-lighting, an inGenious lesson where maths (Pythagoras) is used to calculate cost-effective street-lighting. Students play the role of engineers and design the best approach.




Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) arrived in Barcelona to prepare a new round of the successful Xperimania practice, at its sixth edition in this school year. 


Teachers have learned more about the Product Development Cycle thanks to best practices from Sweden, targeting 10-12 year old pupils, presented in Barcelona by Teknikforetagen, The Association of Swedish Engineering Industries. 


It’s all about Energy is back with a new edition discussed by Shell and inGenious teachers in Barcelona.

You can read more on new practices for inGenious this school year here



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We thank inGenious partner La Caixa Foundation which hosted the event at CosmoCaixa, Museu de la Ciència in Barcelona.