Perspektywy Education Foundation (Fundacja Edukacyjna Perspektywy)

"Perspektywya Education Foundation (Fundacja Edukacyjna aPerspektywya- in Polish) is an independent, non-profit national organization established June 1st, 1998 to promote and support education. It plays an important role on the domestic scene actively promoting quality of education, diversity and equality. The Board of Foundation consists of present and former rectors of Polish universities and other outstanding public figures interested in the development of higher education in Poland.
Sep 26, 2016

First Boot Camp for Women in ICT

ICT BOOT CAMP FOR WOMAN
ICT BOOT CAMP FOR WOMAN

The best of the best – 120 IT students from 15 polish Technology Universities, will take a part in the first in Poland, and also the biggest in Europe camp for girls, which will create the future of new technology.

It will be a unique opportunity to explore a secrets of advanced programing, meet a great mentors and planning professional career, and also find individual way how to development yourself in the technology industry. The Girls will also project portfolio of activities technology and challenges of civilization, also our students will develop own leadership potential. It will be great chance for them to create a network of inspiration and support, which will be a fundament for our community of outstanding women in IT.
Poland, Europe and World suffer for dramatic deficiency of talents in this important trade, which is ICT. Women, which is only 10-13 on ITC department are in this situation, large, untapped potencial. What is more, report “Women at Technology University 2016” shown us that for several years we observe in our country alarming trend of reducing the number of students in department of IT and ITC. Perspective Foundation and company Intel – initiators of Boot Camp, try to change this situation.

ICT BOOT Camp is the idea for many years, it is one of the action for build an integrated ecosystem and support development talents for new technologies. This is a continuation of scholarship program for outstanding student “New technologies for girls” (www.stypendiadladziewczyn.pl).

The Camp will be held from 26 to 30 of September in the beautiful part of Poland – Mazury. Participant were chosen from 1,500 applications. They are students from departments like IT, Atomatic, ICT, Robotics, from different years of study, and from 15 Polish Technology University. The mentors and lecturers are also related with IT, they are employee of the best technologies company in Poland. Participation in our camp is for free.

Partner of the project is Ericsson

When? Where?
26-30 September
Osrodek Sportowy Akademickiego Zwiazku Sportowego
Wilkasy, Mazury

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Aug 24, 2016

Conference, kick-off and project promotion

Promotion of the project 1
Promotion of the project 1

The fantastic 4! Women’s superpower is STEM! Considering the urgent need to expose young girls to female STEM role-models a unique comic book project has been initiated, projecting four female STEM women from four countries- Bangladesh, Indonesia, Poland, and Slovakia. This comic book project has been launched on June 1, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. Three representatives from Bangladesh, Poland, and Slovakia met in the ‘Lean in STEM’ conference, held at Warsaw. They launched this project at the conference before the diverse audience from all over the world. In the launching session, the draft cover of the comic book was publicized. The cover of the comic book was produced and was printed in large scale earlier before the program. It was publicized at the launching session, after that- was placed in the conference venue and was exhibited throughout the two days long conference. As the next step, a team consisting script writer and female artists will be formed in these four countries. Simultaneously, selection of the role models will be researched and finalized. Within a few months, the storyboarding will be started and that will lead to the final production of the comic stories.

Confernece Lean in STEM 2016
Confernece Lean in STEM 2016
Bianka & Mitu & Comic new cover
Bianka & Mitu & Comic new cover
Mitu&Bianka&Petra and friends
Mitu&Bianka&Petra and friends

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Jun 28, 2016

STEM Education for Innovation

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony

STEM Education for Innovation - Women in the Forefront!

International conference on STEM and the role of women in innovative development.

For two days (May 31 and June 1) Copernicus Science Centre changed itself in a big STEM congress. The international team talked about wise, beautiful and important things, about the great power to change reality and to solve problems. Because, as a winner of the STEM Visionary Award, Steven Zipkes said in the opening speech - "STEM changes the world."

The main objective of the "STEM Education for Innovation" conference was to develop solutions for accelerating the development of Polish civilization through better teaching of STEM and more efficient development of careers in science and engineering.

We debated the value of education and professional activity in the area of science and technology with speakers and panelists from 15 countries. About contact with the academic world and the world of high-tech industry, about innovation, about science and technology start-ups, human creativity and the value of STEM for building a good, competent, prosperous and harmonious society, capable of solving the challenges of the present and to continue  wise development.   

An important theme of the conference was to challenge the full potential of women in the STEM. Hence the postscript in the title: "Women in the forefront". Wojciech Kaczmarczyk, the Government Plenipotentiary for Civil Society and Equal Treatment opening the event pointed out that equality legislation must be converted into a reality of equality.

An important step on this road was the Round Table for STEM - partnership initiative of individuals and institutions interested in the popularization of science and technical sciences, creative rapprochement between the world of universities and technology business and to support the potential of women in science, technology and innovative business start ups. It was attended by, among others, rectors of the best Polish technical universities, heads of 15 technology companies, media representatives and NGO's. They presented initiatives promoting STEM, such as inspirational Camp for Girls in ICT, a European ranking of engineering faculties, and Start4Stars program - partner placements for students of technology universities in the best high-tech companies. The hosts of the Round Table were the Education Foundation Perspektywy and Siemens.

Such meetings on STEM and the role of women in this field in Poland had not yet happened- says Dr. Bianka Siwinska, managing director of the Education Foundation Perspektywy - This conference will be a step further. These are not easy steps, but to paraphrase the US President John F. Kennedy, we are on a mission to the moon,

"We choose to take steps to boost STEM area in Poland, in Europe and around the world, not because this is easy, but because it is hard and very important."

Because Education Foundation Perspektywy has been interested in only wise and important issues for 20 years.

 

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
1st day Keynote speech
1st day Keynote speech

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