Mentoring Scheme

The virtual STEM mentoring scheme will:

Students will get the opportunity to learn about the STEM mentors’ profession, day to day activities, responsibilities, qualifications and/or experience required to secure that particular job. Therefore, students will gain a deeper understanding of the type of work involved, what skills are required and an insider’s view of what real success means within the industry.  Mentors are also likely to have useful tips on how to break into and succeed into a specific career.

We proudly introduce our Mentors

Christos Saxos

Professor of Robotics

Evangelos Leivadiotis

Professor of Physics

Magdalini Tsitsikli

PhD Fellow – Plant Molecular Biologist

Mirella-Anna Ritsi

Professor of Environmental Engineering

Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Michèle Partoens

R&D Manager Scientific Development at 2 Bridge

Maurissen Lisbeth

pharmacist project coordinator

Ann Emonds

Lecturer Technics – didactics lecturer Technics

Evelien Beyens

STEM teacher in a secondary school

Vodnar Dan Cristian

professor/ vice-rector for research

Rares Dimitrie Grozavescu

student at University of Cambridge, studying towards an Information Engineering degree.

Angelo Andrea Gelardi

Senior Business Developer & Marketing Specialist

Prof. Paul Mc Kevitt

Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Prof. Dr. Gamze Başbülbül

Academic staff / Molecular Biology Department, Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Gabriela Marusia Cobel

Physics teacher and Scientix Ambassador

Nectara Elena Mircioaga

Teacher and Scientix Ambassador

Daniela Bunea

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Elena Vladescu

Physics teacher and Scientix Ambassador

About the Project

The idea of the “Improving STEM Education across European Schools” project was developed based on the common needs of partner organisations, which are the enhancement of STEM qualifications and education in partner countries, on a national and on a European level. The implementation of continuous STEM teacher training and the development of STEM mentorship should be on the agenda of all European countries.

The innovation of this project is the development of:

At an institutional level, the project will maximise the impacts of internationalisation as a process with the potential to further develop and strengthen management structures, international relations, educational services, and to further develop strategic policies related to the internationalisation of education, research, student and staff mobility, and educational technology development.

At national level, the project supports the science community, government agencies and bodies and other organisations which are contributing to addressing the challenge of future STEM skills and the urgent need to raise interest and awareness in STEM subjects and available careers. The project also allows the partner institutions to have cross-European meetings, exchanges and discussions including multiplier events, on how the project’s activities can be adapted by other teachers/schools/education providers/NGOs.

At an international level, the project supports the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu), which provides a general reference frame to support the development of educator-specific digital competences in Europe. DigCompEdu is directed towards educators at all levels of education, from early childhood and this project will support educators’ pedagogic competences and demonstrate how digital technologies can be used to enhance and innovate education and training and it will also help to develop digital, subject specific and transversal competencies in both educators and students. Additionally, the project also supports the work of the European Schoolnet, STEM Alliance and Scientix.