This is the final newsletter of the Hypatia project. After three years of intense and rewarding labor, Hypatia’s partners are ready to say goodbye. From the outset, our ambitions were high: change the way sciences are communicated to youth, in and out of school, and open possibilities for both girls and boys to know and pursuit a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
We didn’t shy away from the challenge: we engaged with more than 69.000 teachers and head-teaches and more than 111.000 teenagers in Europe and Israel. We also created more then 100 000 interactions on our online campaign, Expect Everything. We developed an accessible, practical and ready-to-use digital collection of innovative activities and set in place national hubs, bringing together multiple stakeholders and establishing long-term practices of gender inclusion in STEM.
Throughout this journey, the Hypatia newsletter allowed us to engage with citizens who, like us, believe it is time to start communicating science in a more inclusive way, in order to help realize the full potential of girls and boys to follow STEM related careers. And thus we say goodbye, with a special edition of Hypatia’s newsletter and our commitment to continue building a more inclusive STEM landscape in Europe and beyond. Enjoy!
Meie van Laar
EU Coordinator Hypatia project
Head of Learning & Research
NEMO Science Museum