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GIRLS IN STEM

Are you a girl and a high school student interested in science, technology, engineering or maths? Would you like to explore these subjects more, share your thoughts, and develop innovative solutions for the benefit of your local community?

Take up the challenge, present your ideas in the ENHANCE Girls in STEM competition and get selected to show your solution during the Women in Tech Summit in Warsaw in June 2022. Collaborate with mentors from some of the best Universities of Technology in Europe and win fantastic prizes. Join the community of girls and women in the STEM world.

Are you still wondering if this is for you? Yes, it is. Yes, you can, and we are waiting for you.

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HOW CAN I JOIN THE COMPETITION?

ENHANCE STEM competition it is an European Idea Competition for promoting responsible engineering that combines traditional engineering topics with social and environmental issues in close connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

ENHANCE STEM competition is for secondary school girls between 16 and 19 from Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Norway and Sweden. Only individual participation. No teams. 

Stage 1 in your country with deadline 06 May & Stage 2 (Finals) in Warsaw (Poland) on 7-8 June.

Two winners from each country will travel to the finals in Warsaw on 7-8- June. They will also receive a special mentoring program in May 2022.

The first three places in the final round will win Interrail tickets, a branded laptop as well as trips to ENHANCE universities.

We want to support young talented girls with fewer opportunities to start a study in one of the ENHANCE universities in a STEM study. 

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WHAT is STEM for? 

STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academic concepts are linked with real-world lessons as students apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global challenges. This concept helps educate INNOVATORS and THOSE WHO SOLVE PROBLEMS. You could be one of them!  

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STAGE I

The STAGE 1 of the competition is conducted by the Partner Universities.

You are invited to submit your applications and competition videos by 06 May 2022.

The video is supposed to present the idea of the solution with length of the recording 60 - 180 sec. The video should be uploaded to You Tube or Vimeo in min. 720p resolution.  






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FINALISTS


CHALMERS:
- Sofia Ingrao
Moa Söderström

POLIMI:
Sofia Albricci
Camilla Angela Mariarita Bramante
Sara Giuriati
Matilde Dugoni
Laura Oggionni

UPV:
Maigualida Benítez Rondón
Saleha Ramzan 

WUT:
- Nina Cielica
- Karolina Kruss
- Zuzanna Kluczek
- Katarzyna Furmanek
Oliwia Leszczyna

TOPICS TO CONSIDER

Public Transportation System

How to improve access to a safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable public transportation system in your town?

Remember about the needs of different groups: pregnant women, children, people with disabilities and elderly people.

Green Spaces

How to improve the access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green public spaces in your local community?

Remember about the needs of different groups: pregnant women, children, people with disabilities and elderly people.

Energy Consumption

How to reduce harmful energy consumption in your local community?

Pay attention to electricity consumption, heating and air conditioning.

Resource Efficiency

How to improve resource efficiency at domestic and/or community level. Resource efficiency means saving water, food, materials but also allaying better maintenance and repair or dematerialization (converting physical goods into digital or electronic form)?

Natural Disasters

How to protect your local community from climate-related hazards and natural disasters (flood, drought, violent storms, long-lasting heat, fires)?

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STAGE II - FINAL

If you are LUCKY to be in the FINAL you should:

- submit by 25 May 2022 the final presentation of the solution (3 minutes pitch) to be presented to the ENHANCE Jury in Warsaw;
- prepare the solution model and bring it with you to the final.

You will be provided with:

- online mentoring session in the field of presentation techniques in English;
- individual support 

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FINAL


The Final will be a part of the Perspektywy WOMEN in TECH SUMMIT.

It is the biggest event for women in Tech & IT in Europe. Last year’s edition brought together over 8300 participants from 103 countries. More information: https://womenintechsummit.pl/

The event will take place at EXPO XXI
ul. Prądzyńskiego 12/14
01-222 Warsaw






AWARDS

The awards in the competition:
THE FIRST PRIZE

Branded laptop

Interrail Global-Pass for two people (a train ticket for the winner + accompanying adult valid for 33 countries, 2nd class, 15 days within 2 months, total price 863 €)

visit the ENHANCE university of your choice

accommodation and meals up to 800 EUR.

THE SECOND PRIZE

Branded laptop

Interrail Global-Pass for two people (a train ticket for the winner + accompanying adult valid for 33 countries, 2nd class, 10 days within 2 months, total price 702 €)

visit the ENHANCE university of your choice

accommodation and meals up to 600 EUR.

THE THIRD PRIZE

Branded laptop

Interrail Global-Pass for two people (a train ticket for the winner + accompanying adult valid for 33 countries, 2nd class, 7 days within 1 month, total price 586 €)

visit the ENHANCE university of your choice

accommodation and meals up to 400 EUR.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Pursuant to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 25 March 2022 on establishing specific restrictions, orders, and prohibitions in relation to the state of epidemic (Polish Journal of Laws, item 673), from 28 March 2022 onwards, all restrictions are lifted, which means that is not obligatory.

- social distancing and wearing mask
- presentation of vaccination certificates when crossing the border,
- testing for SARS-CoV-2,
- having the so-called entry quarantine.
More information: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

Basic travel information can be found here:

 - Public Transport System in Warsaw https://www.wtp.waw.pl/en/
 - Application how to get to https://warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en
 - Polish Railway https://rozklad-pkp.pl/en
 - Bus connections https://www.polskibus.com/en/index.html

AIRPORT
Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The website includes an interactive arrival/departure timetable and information on transportation.
To reach WUT, take the bus 188 in front of the Airport Exit gates and get off at the METRO POLITECHNIKA stop. When you get off from the bus, you will need to walk about 950 m to PL. POLITECHNIKI 1

TAXIS IN WARSAW
Use only official companies (see below). Outside of Terminal 2 airport, there is a taxi rank. There, you will find official taxis waiting to take customers.
 - City Taxi +48 22 848 88 88
 - Wawa Taxi +48 22 333 44 44
 - Ele Taxi +48 22 811 11 11
 - MPT Taxi +48 22 19191
 - Sawa Taxi +48 22 644 44 44
 - Eco Car +48 123456789
There is also Uber and FreeNow.
Receipts are available

RAILWAY
To reach WUT from Central Railway Station, take the tram 10 in front of the CRS and get off at the Pl. POLITECHNIKI stop.  

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its biggest city. The city was a witness of wars and the Warsaw Rising during the II World War (in 1944), during which it was almost completely destroyed. Rebuilt after the war, it has kept its historical atmosphere in the Old Town (which is included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO). Nowadays, Warsaw is Poland's business centre with headquarters of many international companies.
The city is divided into 18 districts. WUT Main Campus is located in the most central district called "Śródmieście".

Discover Warsaw - https://www.warsawtour.pl/en




We really believe that you will be fine with just English but just in case you want to feel more secure, you can find here some of the Polish words and names you will probably encounter on your way.

Warsaw University of Technology - Politechnika Warszawska
student card - legitymacja studencka
Dean's Office / Student office - dziekanat
dean - dziekan
Main Building of WUT - Gmach Główny PW
faculty - wydział
dormitory - akademik / dom studencki
examination period - sesja
room / office - pokój
opening hours - godziny otwarcia
student - student
library - biblioteka
canteen - stołówka
bus - autobus
tram - tramwaj
ticket - bilet
public transport monthly card - karta miejska
airport - lotnisko
Central Railway Station - Dworzec Centralny
City center - Centrum
Good morning / Good afternoon - Dzień dobry
Goodbye - Do widzenia
Thank you - Dziękuję
Please - Proszę
Excuse me - Przepraszam
Sorry, I don't speak Polish. - Przepraszam, nie mówię po polsku.
I don't understand. - Nie rozumiem.
Do you speak English? - Czy mówisz po angielsku?

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DOCUMENTS

Find the links to the documents in your national language version:

ENHANCE ALLIANCE

ABOUT ENHANCE

The ENHANCE Alliance consists of 7 leading European technical universities: Berlin University of Technology, RWTH in Aachen, the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the University of Technology in Milan, the University of Technology in Valencia and Warsaw University of Technology.

The Alliance educates a total of 245,000 students at the universities and employs over 41,300 people. Over the past 5 years, 4,400 employees and students of ENHANCE have participated in various exchange programs between universities being part of the Alliance. The partners obtained a total of over 4,050 patents.

The aim of the project is systemic, structural and permanent cooperation between the universities of the Alliance, which will lead to the development of new solutions that go beyond the existing models of cooperation.

The specific objectives adopted by ENHANCE universities include: the introduction of innovative teaching methods on a large scale, facilitating students to choose subjects from the offer of partner universities, creating a system facilitating the mobility of the academic community and reducing bureaucratic barriers.

Universities participating in the project will cooperate with associated partners – enterprises, city offices, student organizations, research networks, foundations and non-profit organizations.

More information: https://enhanceuniversity.eu/

MEMBERS

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ENHANCE GIRLS
IN STEM


Address

Warsaw University of Technology
plac Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warsaw, Poland

Links
Contact

enhance.stem@pw.edu.pl

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