On 4 October 2018 in Budapest, Hungary, the EIT’s Innovation Forum ‘INNOVEIT 2018’ will bring together entrepreneurs, representatives of higher education and research, EU, national and regional policymakers, as well as EIT graduates and other key innovation actors to assign the EIT Awards.
Armida Torreggiani, Project Coordinator at RM@Schools, was nominated by the EIT Raw Materials to the EIT Woman Award 2018.
Raw MatTERS Ambassadors at Schools 3.0 is a Wider Society Learning project focused on an innovative program to make science education and careers in raw materials attractive for youngster.
In our name, "Raw MatTERS”, our message resonates: raw materials are our key focus, whatever their origin.
Tackling European Resources Sustainably (TERS).
We want to actively tackle the challenge ahead of us.
Sustainability and the efficient use of all natural resources are of central importance in everything we do.
Achieving this vision really matters to us.
An active learning will be proposed to schools by RM Ambassadors (experts in some RM-related issues and trained teachers) by involving students in experiments with RM-related hands-on educational kits, in excursions in industries, and in science dissemination activities. The students will be asked to become Young RM Ambassadors themselves (science communicators) and to create dissemination products focused on issues related to RM (i.e. videos, cards, comics, etc), by using their native language (student age: 10-13 yrs) or both their native and the English language (student age: 14-19 yrs). Local Competitions for awarding the best communication products as well as an annual European Conference with delegates from European schools (students and teachers) will be annually organized. In addition, teachers will be trained to become RM Ambassadors themselves in the future at school, and selected groups of students will be trained on digital competence and video making and/or on activities suitable to be proposed during Public Events in order to work together with RM Ambassadors. All the produced materials and the best communication materials realised by pupils will be accessible online to be shared with a wider public.
Educational hands-on RM toolkits (experiments) and dissemination tools (game-based tools and approaches, blogs, multimedia tools, etc.) will be designed, developed, and used during the school visits.
The toolkits will focus on six Knowledge & Innovation Themes (KIT): 1. exploration; 2. mining; 3. metallurgical processes; 4. recycling; 5. substitution of critical materials; 6. circular economy.
Exploration and raw materials resources assesment
Mining in challenging environment
Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
Recycling and material chain optimization for End-of-Life products
Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performances
Design of products and srvices for the circular economy
"I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand."
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Science communication: a mission possible for teenagers...