STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The field of STEM covers traditional disciplines such as Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the more specialized disciplines such as Astrophysics, Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering.
Even if it tends to change, women remain still underrepresented in STEM jobs and education due to persistent gender stereotypes. The former Gender4STEM Erasmus+ project aimed at tackling this issue and therefore, developed a hands-on training combined with a digital assistant platform for teachers, to provide them with concrete tools for more gender-fair teaching. From 2017 to 2020, its blended approach reached more than 3000 participants (e.g. teachers, pupils, experts…) and confirmed that fairness in teaching is becoming a real competence among school education that needs to be accompanied with an advanced approach.