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Educational Robotics for STEM

Objective

Many children lose their natural curiosity for how things function and interrelate to each other along the way into their lives as young adults. The Educational Robotics for STEM (ER4STEM) project aims to turn curious young children into young adults passionate about science and technology with a hands-on use case: robotics. The domain of robotics represents a multidisciplinary and highly innovative field encompassing physics, maths, informatics and even industrial design as well as social sciences. Moreover, due to various application domains, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurial skills are required for the design, programming and innovative exploitation of robots and robotic services. Children are fascinated by such autonomous machines. This fascination and the variety of fields and topics covered make robotics a powerful idea to engage with. Young girls as well as boys can easily connect robots to their personal interests and share their ideas through these tangible artefacts.
ER4STEM will refine, unify and enhance current European approaches to STEM education through robotics in one open operational and conceptual framework. The concept is founded on three important pillars of constructionism: 1. engaging with powerful ideas, 2. building on personal interests, and 3. learning through making (or presenting ideas with tangible artefacts). The ER4STEM framework will coherently offer students aged 7 to 18 as well as their educators different perspectives and approaches to find their interests and strengths in robotics to pursue STEM careers through robotics and semi-autonomous smart devices. At the same time students will learn about technology (e.g. circuits), about a domain (e.g. math) and acquire skills (e.g. collaborating, coding). Innovative approaches will be developed to achieve an integrated and consistent concept that picks children up at different ages, beginning in primary school and accompany them until graduation from secondary school.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SEAC-2014-1

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 497 126,00
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (6)

FONDATSIYA EVROPREYSKI SOFTUEREN INSTITUT - TSENTAR IZTOCHNA EVROPA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 223 300,00
Address
111g Tsarigradsko Shose Bulevard Sofia Tech Park
1784 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PRACTICAL ROBOTICS INSTITUTE AUSTRIA (PRIA) ZUR FORDERUNG DES WISSENSCHAFTLICH-TECHNISCHEM NACHWUCHSES UBER ROBOTIK IN OSTERREICH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 234 561,00
Address
Wexstrasse 19-23
1200 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 198 442,50
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACROSSLIMITS LTD
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 213 413,75
Address
Tower Business Centre 2nd Fl Tower Street Swatar
BKR 4013 Birkirkara

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 219 731,00
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
CERTICON A.S
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 44 037,50
Address
Evropska 2758/11 Dejvice
160 00 Praha 6

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00