#STEMintheCity between "Art and Science", the third edition is inspired by the genius of Leonardo

#STEMintheCity between "Art and Science", the third edition is inspired by the genius of Leonardo

Call for the # 201 edition of #STEMintheCity kicks off. To promote the dissemination of technical-scientific disciplines and new digital technologies

#STEMintheCity, the initiative promoted by the Municipality of Milan – in collaboration with important public and private sector entities and the support of the United Nations – reaches its third edition.

Its objective is to promote the dissemination of technical-scientific disciplines and new digital technologies as a training base for new generations and to remove the cultural stereotypes that distance girls from these study paths.

The event will be organized throughout April 2019 – designated internationally as the month of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) – and will culminate in the "Marathon of the STEM" scheduled for May 6, 7 and 8 with the direction of the Municipality of Milan.

Furthermore, on March 8, 2019, Redooc.com once again proposes STEAM's March, the online competition (from March 4th to March 15th) which aims to give the opportunity to put into practice and increase their STEAM skills for girls and boys of the Primary and Secondary schools of I and II degree. Participation is free and open to all: students, teachers and families. Just register for the race by going to your profile in the March STEAM and PiGreco Day 2019 section. Those who play during the day of March 14, 2019 will automatically participate in the PiGreco Day 2019.

1519-2019, on the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, the third edition of #STEMintheCity is dedicated to the theme "Art and Science", testifying to the link between humanism and technology that has characterized the genius of the artist who made Milan the city symbol of innovation.

Also for the next appointment with #STEMintheCity, public and private bodies, companies, foundations, associations, schools and universities are invited to propose and organize debates, seminars, training courses, installations and shows that can continue to feed the comparison. Applications must be received by March 18 through the portal steminthecity.eu

On the #STEMintheCity Roberta Cocco initiative, Councilor for Digital Transformation and Civic Services, said:

For the third consecutive year, #STEMintheCity returns to emphasize the need to sensitize young people towards the development of adequate skills to live as protagonists the new 'digital humanism' that characterizes our society and prepare for their professional future, free from cultural or gender preconceptions. European estimates speak of over 8 million new jobs by 2025 within the STEM framework and the UN has recently warned that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. We cannot ignore these data and, together with the partners who will contribute to the new edition, we want to offer girls and boys the opportunity to make informed choices in their study paths and, later, in their careers.

While the Councilor for Education Laura Galimberti commented:

The STEM subjects are very important starting as early as infancy, since knowing them from an early age can influence future choices and make girls and boys, girls and boys more attentive and informed grow. Spreading scientific culture, today more than ever, is fundamental: it is with science that the truth is restored and fake news is fought, one of the main weaknesses of our time. Science is commitment, perseverance, love for the truth and the example of so many men and women who have chosen scientific paths can be testified to reinforce the value of these subjects and help the little ones make more informed choices.

The research conducted by teacher Carolina Guerini, associate of Economics and Business at the Liuc University, together with a team of researchers from the same university, highlighted the relationship between women and digital technologies, analyzing a sample of 591 workers with an age average of 49 years, 63 percent from Lombardy and used to work in teams (78 percent).

From the title Women and digital technologies: the case of DiDIYers – where DiDIYer means people able to personally develop digital products and services and thus create technological innovation – the objective is to identify and photograph the presence of DiDIYer within the sample: the results show the presence of 38 innovators (28 in the public sector), of which 32 can be identified as real makers. DiDIYers are fully aware of being digital experts and use technology for passion and pleasure, with the aim of innovating and facing personal and professional challenges. Pushing them is above all personal motivation, the real driving force in the development of digital skills.

The results therefore demonstrate the importance of the digital do-it-yourself phenomenon in Milanese organizations and the full inclusion of women in the digital society.

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