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Science on Stage Greece: Award ceremony on 1st Vocational Lyceum of Salamis

An award ceremony was dedicated to a successful Greek project: The student teacher project “Manufacture prototype robotic photovoltaic detector, with partial simulation of the earth movement” got awarded at the 9th Hellenic Science on Stage Fair, held from 11-12 November 2016 at Laboratory Center of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo and later on at the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in the category "Demanding and innovation experiment", among 233 entries.

The 1st Vocational Lyceum of Salamis was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education, Research & Religious Affairs Dimitris Baxevanakis accompanied by the Director of Themis Kotsifakis Office on 10 November 2017.

The event was welcomed by the head of the 1st Vocational Lyceum of Salamis, Mrs Anna Kanaki, the Mayor of Salamis, Mrs Isidora Nannou-Papathanasiou, the Director of Secondary Education of Piraeus Mr Nikolaos Moumouris, the President of the Piraeus Chamber of Crafts Mr Andrianos Michalaros.

In his greeting, the head of the Greek Steering Committee of the Science on Stage and head of the Laboratory Center of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo, Eugenia Tsitopoulou-Christodoulides presented the Science on Stage program.

In his greeting, Mr Baksevanakis congratulated the Director and the teachers of the 1st Vocational Lyceum of Salamis and especially Mr Petros Poutos and the students who distinguished themselves for their project and stressed that this success contributes decisively to the upgrading and the promotion of Vocational Education. The Deputy Minister pointed out that innovative educational actions are an important part of empowering and raising the awareness of the entire educational community, strengthening 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and enriching learning goals through cross- and interdisciplinary actions.

Finally, Mr Petros Poutos and his students presented their project to the public. Learn more.



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Athens: The Greek Science on Stage festival 2016

From 11-12 November 2016 the Greek Science on Stage festival took place as the '9th Hellenic Science on Stage Fair', which included an exhibition and contest of laboratory constructions and educational material on the theme of the programme: 'Inventing the Future of Science Education'. It was held in the premises of 'Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo', Athens (E.K.F.E. Aigaleo) together with '10th Science and Technology Fair'. At the event the Greek STEM teachers delegation for the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary, was chosen. 

The contest was open for teams of students and teachers from all Greek schools. During the two-day event, all selected projects were shown to students, teachers and the general public. The entrance to both events was free. 330 students and 60 teachers presented 150 projects to about 1000 visitors.

The Greek Science on Stage festival was organised by the 'Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo' and the Greek NSC. 


Greece: iStage 3 workshop in Athens

On 20 September 2016 a teacher training based on the teaching material 'iStage 3 - Football in Science Teaching' was held in Athens. Dionysis Konstantinou, who is one of the authors of the brochure, and Kostas Louvaris presented two teaching units: 'Don't Touch the Ground' and 'Stamping the Carbon Footprint'. In the course of this workshops the units were translated into Greek.

The participants were also informed about the European STEM League, the upcoming Greek Science on Stage festival and the relevant activities of the Greek branch of Science on Stage.

It was a succesfull meeting, especially considering the response of the Greek colleagues.

Greece: Workshops on festival projects at Athens

From 2-3 April 2016 the Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo organised a teacher training in the Auditorium of the 4th High School of Aigaleo in Athens. The participants  were 100 teachers from all over the country, 50 students and general public. Many projects of the Greek delegation presented at the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London were introduced to the interested audience, such as 'The Optical System of the Human Eye' from Antonis Margaritis and George Marakis (Model Experimental General Lyceum of Heraklion, Crete), 'Was Velazquez a good science student?' from Angeliki Samanta (27th Primary School of Acharnes), 'Study, design and construction of a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle. (R.O.V.)' from Petros Poutos and Paraskevas Andrianos (1st Vocational Lyceum of Salamis Island) and many more.

Furthermore Eugenia Tsitopoulou – Christodoulides, Head of the Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo, Athens, and Greek coordinator of 'Science on Stage - Europe' presented the network and its acitivities to the attendees and announced the main Greek Science on Stage festival, the '9th Hellenic Games of Construction and Science Experiments' under the theme 'Inventing the future of Science Education' from 11-12 November 2016 in the premises of  'Laboratory Centre of Physical Sciences of Aigaleo' in Athens'. At this event also the Greek delegates for the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary will be chosen.

A further part of the event was the award ceremony for all students that participated in the 2015 European competition 'Be a Cassini Scientist for a day' that has been supervised for Greece by Eugenia Tsitopoulou – Christodoulides. The competition was organised by ESA (European Space Agency) to all ESA Member States and ESA Cooperating States, namely: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Sweden. 

Also there were presented lectures on the highlights of science, such as 'Gravitational radiation' from Costas Christodoulides (Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens), 'Utilizing T cells to fight cancer' from Ourania Tsitsilonis (Associate Professor in Immunology Department of Animal and Human Physiology, Faculty of Biology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens) and many more.