Red STEM Latinoamérica
Together for high-quality STEM education
The Red STEM Latinoamérica (STEM Network Latin America) inititated by Siemens Stiftung is an association of institutions from different sectors – governmental, educational, civil, and private – united by the interest of offering quality STEM education on the continent and giving space to educational innovation. This is because we are convinced that education that has a strong impact and results in real change must be the result of open, dynamic collaboration in which various actors can integrate and share their knowledge and experience.
The members of Red STEM Latinoamérica include representatives of Latin American universities, educational institutions and NGOs from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru. Other members include international organizations such as UNESCO and the Office for Climate Education. Working closely together, the partners develop and refine educational content as well as training and continuing education programs for STEM instruction. Under the coordination of the Latin American regional office of Siemens Stiftung, the network works unceasingly to raise awareness of the importance of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among political decision-makers, education authorities and teachers in Latin America and to strengthen this awareness through international and interregional collaboration – with the aim of promoting the long-term development of Latin America through STEM.
Systematically and consistently strengthening STEM
All members of Red STEM Latinoamérica share one goal: They want to offer children the best conditions for educating themselves, pursuing continuing education, developing their personalities, and shaping their lives freely. Regular network meetings and forums devoted to STEM strengthen STEM education in the classroom and in political decisions consistently and systematically.
Project example: "Learning to act: STEAM education for sustainable development"
»Network meeting 2023«
From 21-23 November 2023, the members of Red STEM Latinoamérica will meet for their third network meeting under the motto “Active Citizenship: Shaping the Future of Education”. The keynote speaker will be Renato Opertti from UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education.
Educación STEM Latinoamérica
CREA: El Portal de Medios para la Enseñanza STEM
The Spanish-language education portal CREA provides 1,300 items of open-license STEM media that have been developed and made available by Siemens Stiftung and prestigious network partners such as the nonprofit organization INNOVEC and the Office for Climate Education.