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News | Education | 28. August 2018
STEAM education in Latin America: Two conferences move the issue forward
The promotion of STEAM education, that is, science and technology training enhanced by creativity, art and culture, is one of the major education innovations in Latin America. The Pacific Alliance Meeting of the Experimento partner organizations and the Seminario Internacional STEAM were recently held in succession in the capital of Peru. Representatives from politics, science Read More...
Press release | Culture | 31. July 2018
The Music In Africa Foundation celebrates an anniversary
The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) supports the African music sector, creating new opportunities for musicians to conduct a dialog in a 38 country network. The MIAF was set up five years ago by the Siemens Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut for the purpose of establishing and operating the online portal Music In Africa. A large Read More...
News | Education | 23. July 2018
Service-learning for a STEM education with an emphasis on value promotion: Web-based training introduces the topic and supports teachers in taking the first steps toward implementation.
Out of the “Service-Learning in STEM subjects” model project, which was put together by Siemens Stiftung and the Foundation for Learning through Civic Engagement, an online course of the same name has emerged for teachers. Because it is web-based, there is flexibility in the way it can be put together – in terms of environment, Read More...
News | Education | 16. July 2018
Mandela School of Science and Technology honors Madiba’s legacy
Nelson Mandela is a role model around the world for what a confident, responsible and values-oriented leader can achieve for a society. On the 18th of July 2018, Madiba, as he’s affectionately called in his home country, would have turned 100 years old. In honor of this special occasion, Siemens Stiftung and the African Leadership Read More...
News | Culture | 13. July 2018
New event by Terreno Común: City space becomes action space
From July 11 to 22, 2018, the interdisciplinary Chilean collective Mil M2 is working with the Spanish artist Javier Cruz in public spaces in Madrid. In eight districts of the city, the urban intervention project “Proyecto Pregunta” is creating opportunities for encounters – the artists ask residents about the social bonds in the city and Read More...
News | Education | 10. July 2018
Nathalie von Siemens on values promotion and STEM in the digital age
“Young people need the trio of knowledge, skills and character more than ever before today,” Nathalie von Siemens said at the MehrWert MINT conference (“AddedValue STEM”) that was held on July 6 as part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).   Over the course of the morning, the Read More...
Press release | Development Cooperation | 4. July 2018
empowering people. Award is back: Social Enterprises Win a Chance to Springboard to a Sustainable Future
Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to enter. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. This is the third round of the competition, launched online through videos and a widespread social media campaign. Technologies Read More...
Press release | Education | 14. June 2018
The STEM patchwork: Are we wasting our opportunities?
A consensus on the importance of STEM education has existed for more than 20 years now. During this period, a broad range of initiatives and programs have been developed to promote courses in these areas as well. Nevertheless, children and adolescents show little interest in natural sciences, and the shortage of skilled employees in STEM-related Read More...
Press release | Education | 7. June 2018
Working together for a national STEM strategy
June 7, 2018 – At today’s National STEM Summit, members of the Nationales MINT Forum (National STEM Forum Germany) are calling for a regular dialog with federal, regional, and municipal authorities in order to collaboratively develop a national STEM strategy. The Nationales MINT Forum has identified six core concerns as useful starting points. These will Read More...
Press release | Education | 18. May 2018
Teach research-based learning! Conduct modern lessons and turn children into explorers
Siemens Stiftung and University of Oldenburg are teaming together to introduce aspiring primary school teachers to modern teaching methods in science and technology education. The goal is to bring university students pursuing a teaching degree up to speed on the techniques and didactics of research-based learning. Siemens Stiftung’s international education program Experimento had been added Read More...
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