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Football in Science Teaching: Presentations in Spain and Hungary

From 7-9 October two national Science on Stage festivals took place in Hungary and Spain. Both events in Debrecen and Algeciras were a great success and very well visited. As international STEM teachers network we are especially proud that also teachers from other countries took part in the Spanish and the Hungarian festival and presented our international teacher project iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching as well as the follow-up project European STEM League.  In Algeciras Philippe Jeanjacquot from France and Pere Compte from Spain gave a workshop based on the brochure. The participants were especially introduced to the teaching unit Under Pressure. In Debrecen Márta Gajdosné Szabó from Hungary, Corina Toma from Romania as well as Richard Spencer and David Featonby from UK answered the questions of their Hungarian colleagues about 'iStage 3' at the festival fair and on stage. Good work everyone!

General Assembly 2016 in Debrecen

From 15-16 June the annual General Assembly of Science on Stage Europe took place in beautiful Debrecen in Hungary. 39 representatives from 24 countries came together to report on their national activities and to think about new projects. Besides this, the main focus was on the Science on Stage festival 2017. Everyone was excited to finally visit the festival venue -  and everyone was impressed. We are really looking forward to get the festival started in this great location Kölscey Convention Center in Debrecen! Moreover, we were pleased to welcome four new countries within our network: Iceland, Latvia, Norway and Ukraine. Find out more about your Science on Stage country here.

You can find more pictures of our meeting at http://bit.ly/28Ms9mH.

Kick-off: Press conference on the Science on Stage festival 2017

The Hungarian organizing committee of the Science on Stage festival 2017 held a kick-off press conference on 16 December 2015 in Agora Science Center, Debrecen. It was announced that the city of Debrecen won the right of organization of the festival. The press conference was organized by the mayor’s office. Representatives of several electronic, printed media and television channels as well as numerous interested teachers, head teachers and possible future industrial sponsors were present.

The opening talk was presented by Dr. Csaba Sükösd, the head of Science on Stage Hungary, who introduced the festival and gave a short outlook. As a second speaker Dr. László Papp, the Mayor of Debrecen, went into detail how important the Science on Stage festival is and insured the audience about the full support of the festival. Dr. László Csernoch, the vice chancellor of the Universityof Debrecen, talked about the event from a higher educational point of view, while Béla Somogyi, the director of the Agora Science Center, put emphasis on the importance of the presentation of interesting and catching science experiments in education. Márta Gajdosné Szabó, the Hungarian winner of the European Science Teacher Award 2015, shortly introduced her price-winner project and encouraged all teachers to apply for the Science on Stage festival 2017.