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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 dialogue 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...
News | Development Cooperation | 16. May 2018
New case study: “The practice of co-design for technology transfer”
Co-developed by MIT D-Lab and Siemens Stiftung, a new case study illustrates how participatory design can be used to catalyze technology transfer across underserved communities and contribute to a transfer’s long-term outcomes.For about 16 years, the MIT Development Lab (D-Lab) contributed to international development through their innovative approaches mainly through collaborative design approaches and the Read More...
Press release | Education | 26. April 2018
Digital teaching material for STEM subjects: quality-checked, open and free
The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal now offers unrestricted media access without registration, its own student area and other useful functions for teachers. With the newly exclusive CC licensing, teachers throughout the world can modify downloaded classroom material to meet their didactical and cultural needs and then share it.   The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal has Read More...
News | Education | 25. April 2018
National STEM Summit 2018: A focus on quality assurance and impact orientation
The sixth National STEM Summit will be held on June 7, 2018, in Berlin: The focal points of the conference will be the quality and impact of non-school STEM initiatives as well as the structure of future-proof STEM education within the school ecosystem. Members of the Nationales MINT Forum will join decision makers on a Read More...
News | Development Cooperation | 20. April 2018
Results: External evaluation of the empowering people. Network
Since 2002, the Center of Evaluation (CEval GmbH) has been examining the impact of projects and programs for development cooperation. In 2017, the institute has evaluated the empowering people. Network. The international network connects and supports social entrepreneurs who improve living conditions in developing countries through their technical solutions.   The objective of the impact Read More...
News | General | 19. February 2018
Klaus Grünfelder succeeds Georg Bernwieser as Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Stiftung
We bid farewell to our Chief Financial Officer Georg Bernwieser, who will be leaving Siemens Stiftung on February 28, 2018. Klaus Grünfelder will take over his role as pro bono Chief Financial Officer in March 2018. Together with his board colleagues Nathalie von Siemens and Rolf Huber, he will be responsible for the operative implementation Read More...
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