STEM and Stables
|Coordinator||RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB - SP Energiteknik, Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - June 2017|
Purpose and goal
Since there are few women in the technical professions and the technical education, we have been focusing on how these could be adapted to take advantage of the girls´ passion. Not as done so far, trying to adapt the girls to the education available. We have chosen the horseback riding since this is great among them. By combining the girls´ passion for horses with technology and science, our ambition has been to find new professions and create training that can capture the interests of the girls while providing a high-level university education.
Expected results and effects
We invited girls interested in horses to an event where we worked on the issue of education and occupation. The girls suggested both existing and non-existent professions. It´s not easy for young people to have an overview of what´s available for offers. In order to take the additional step, we conducted a workshop with teachers and expertise where three proposals were dealt with that could be of great interest for future STEM. We are convinced that the combination of passion for horses with technology and natural science supports new professions and enable new university level education.
Planned approach and implementation
An event was created during Gothenburg Horse Show (170221). Around thirty students accepted the invitation. During the event, four inspectors had been invited to present their work with horse and technology in combination with innovation and entrepreneurship. The inspiration was followed by a facilitated creative workshop in smaller groups where participants discussed future education, occupations, innovations that were combinations of Stall & STEM.