STEAM Summer School is returning for its third year and for the first time it will be hosted in Malta! The school, taught by an international team, provides training in science communication for university students, researchers and educators. Its focus is to marry science and art, giving a fresh and innovative perspective on science communication.
The 10-day programme (2–12 July, 2018) will be delivered at the University of Malta and covers several aspects of science communication: including journalism, arts, social media, management, policy, and theatre. It is a comprehensive course fusing theory and practice and the approach is suitable for those without extensive experience in science communication, as well as those who want to acquire new skills.
STEAM aims to train science communication ambassadors who are eager to engage with various sectors of the public. Some expected outputs of the course are the improvement of science awareness and engagement, increased student uptake into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and enhanced transferable skills of researchers. Many of our previous students have gone on to run science communication events around Malta.
The school will bring science communication enthusiasts from all over the globe to the Maltese islands, giving our staff and students a unique opportunity learn from new perspectives and bridge connections with international institutions.
Ten grants are available for University of Malta students, young researchers, and educators, which covers registration fees and accommodation. Grant applicants need a formal link to the University of Malta and must apply by 27 November. The school is also open to paid registrations, with an early bird discount currently open.
Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).