Hypatia

The Hypatia project engages with 13-18 year old girls both in and out of the school environment. To do this, Hypatia brings together science centres and museums, schools, research institutions and industry with gender experts and teenagers themselves. Check our websites for more information! www.hypatiaproject.eu & www.expecteverything.eu 

“Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation to understanding those that lie beyond” - Hypatia.

Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, born in Greece around AD 350-415. Her persona and way of thinking inspires this new Horizon 2020 project.

Research shows that the way sciences are communicated to young people is not gender inclusive. What's more, young Europeans, both boys and girls, still have very little understanding of the diversity of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the skills that are relevant for those paths. These two factors have a significant influence on the number of girls who choose science-related studies and careers.

The Hypatia project engages with 13-18 year old girls both in and out of the school environment. To do this, Hypatia brings together science centres and museums, schools, research institutions and industry with gender experts and teenagers themselves. We have developed toolkits for each of them, so everyone is empowered to organise and create gender inclusive activities, programmes and events.

We have also spread the word (and the tools produced through the project) by promoting seminars across Europe.

10 partners, coordinated by the Nemo Science Centre in the Netherlands, and 9 Third Parties are involved in this project. Ecsite is in charge of dissemination activities. Together, the partners form 14 Hubs throughout Europe, with the mission of reaching diverse audiences and fulfilling our most important goal: getting girls' minds and hearts tuned in to science. This is one of the fundamental building blocks of a society in constant progress, development and change.

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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 665566

Keywords

  • Hypatia
  • gender
  • Teenagers
  • STEM
  • Toolkits
  • Multiple stakeholders

Resources

Material for workshops and exhibitions, Practical guide or toolkit
Hypatia Project

Hypatia’s toolkit is an accessible, practical and ready-to-use digital collection of innovative activities aimed at teenagers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia, #expecteverything, #gender, #Toolkit, science café, Meet a STEM professional, #game #Activity
Report
Hypatia

Criteria For Gender Inclusion or critically discusses the reasons present-day science education does not attract the required diversity of youth to STEM study programmes.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia #expecteverything #gender #innovation #Genderinclusion, #STEM #GirlsinSTEM
Material for workshops and exhibitions, Practical guide or toolkit
Hypatia Toolkit

The Hypatia toolkit is a ready-to-use digital collection of activities (modules) aimed at teenagers to be used by teachers, informal learning organisations, researchers and industry. The aim is to engage young people and especially girls in STEM and in the discovery of the variety of STEM related careers in a gender inclusive way.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#gender, #Toolkit, #Activities, #School, #Museum, #Industry
Report
Hypatia

The report Good Practices on Gender Inclusion in STEM Communication concerns a number of gender-inclusive science education activities designed by European science centres, museums, research institutions, industrial institutions, and other science education institutions.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Hypatia #expecteverything #gender #innovation #Genderinclusion, #STEM #GirlsinSTEM