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Science on Stage festival 2017

Science on Stage festival celebrated its 10th jubilee 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary

'Inventing the Future of Science Education' was the motto of the Science on Stage festival 2017. The largest European educational fair for STEM teachers took place from 29 June – 2 July 2017 in the Kölcsey Convention Centre in Debrecen, Hungary. At the festival around 450 primary teachers and STEM teachers from 30 countries came together to exchange innovative teaching concepts. They presented their most innovative ideas from teachers for teachers in a fair, in workshops, and performances.

Nine teachers were awarded with the European STEM Teacher Award.

The participants were chosen through competitive national events in their countries in 2016. 

Learn more about the participants and their festival projects on Youtube. You can also find the project posters of the participants in our rubric teaching materials.

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Winners of the European STEM Teacher Award 2017


Czech Republic: 'Project Day: Technology of Metal Manufacturing' by Rita Chalupníková (Gymnázium Pardubice)

Denmark: 'Smoke on the water' by Søren Oht (EUC Nord, Hjørring)

France: 'Solar Coker and Distilla ‘Sun’' by Emmanual Thibault (Lycée Vaucanson, Tours)

Germany: 'Strong as a bear through leverage – Feel the leverage power' by Heidrun Boll (Schülerforschungszentrum SFZ®, Bad Saulgau)

Greece: 'Optical Projection CT Scanner with Legao and Arduino – Gummy Bear Tomography' by Michalis Orfanakis (General Lyceum of Makri Gialos / Gymnasium of Koutsouras, Ierapetra, Crete)

Switzerland: 'Project IKARUS' by Reto Speerli and Felix Speerli (Schule Oberägeri)

Italy and Portugal: 'MoM – Matters of Matter: Future Materials in Science Education' (Joint Project) by Annamaria Lisotti and Rui Baptista (IIS Cavazzi Pavullo and Escola Secundaria de Barcelinhos)

Highly Commended projects 2017

Germany: 'Organic Light Emitting Diodes' by Daniela Schwarz (Neues Gymnasium Rüsselsheim) and Amitabh Banerji (Universität zu Köln) and 'Who murdered Sir Ernest?' by Johannes Almer and Ernst Hollweck (Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium, Prien am Chiemsee)

Hungary: 'Natural Clear' by Szilvia Tóth and Zsuzsanna Napsugár Tóth-Gál (György Bessenyei Grammar School, Kisvárda)

Ireland: 'Green Greens?' by Robert Clarke and David Keenehan (Confey Community College, Leixlip, Co. Kildare) and 'The Wonderful World of Woodlice' by Declan Cathcart (Temple Carrig School, Greystones)

Italy: 'Rise and Shine' by Francesca Butturini and Gordon Kennedy (Liceo Educandato agli Angeli di Verona) and 'Science Smart Kit Project' by Alessandro Foschi (High school Fulcieri Paulucci di Calboli, Forlì)

Portugal: 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' by Liliana Fernandes (Agrupamento de Escolas de Vila Verde)

United Kingdom: 'The Little Red Hen' by Evelyn Clawson (Brambleside Primary School, Kettering)

The Netherlands and United Kingdom (Joint project): 'Slime molds - Physarum polycephalum' by Hans Mulder (Jan Tinbergen College, Roosendaal) and David Teasdale (Bolton School Boys Division)

Guiding themes


Application criteria and jury

Open Day for visitors

Festival venue

Supporters and organisers


Main supporter



City of Debrecen









Science on Stage Hungary, MTA Atomki Institute, University of Debrecen


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