Shell’s Science Education Award visit
Arthur Galamba, director of the STEM Education Hub, receives the winners of the Shell’s Science Education Awards at the King’s College London
In the picture, from left to right: Cecília Freitas Martins (EEM – Colégio Estadual do Espírito Santo), Claudia Freeland (British Council), Renan Rebeque Martins (CEMJGS – Intercultural Brasil-China), Arthur Galamba (STEM Education Hub), Cibele Kemeicik da Silva Machado (EMEIF Élson Garcia), Tainá Paz (Shell Brasil), Rodrigo da Vitória Gomes (EEEFM Prof. Manoel Abreu) e Luiz Felipe Lins (EM Francis Hime).
On the 12th of January, Arthur Galamba, director of the STEM Education Hub, had the pleasure to host the 5 winners of the 2020 Shell’s Science Education Award. The group came to the UK to learn about the best practices in STEM Education, exchange ideas and have discussions with stakeholders that will contribute to the improvement of STEM teaching in Brazil.
The visitors had a chance to hear about teaching and education in England. Arthur also presented the research currently developed at King’s College London and guided the group around the Waterloo campus.
The visit was organized by the British Council, in partnership with Shell. The winners had a chance to visit different sites in London, which included the Science Museum, the Royal Institute L´oreal Young Scientist Centre, the Imperial College Wohl Reach Out Lab, Lampton School and the Greenwich Royal Observatory.
The British Council has been a partner in the delivery of the Science Education Award since its first edition in 2004. At the time, it was a project by BritishGas (BG), which was acquired by Shell in 2015.
The Science Education Award acknowledges innovative science teaching practices in two Brazilian states: Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. The secondary school teachers participating in the competition come from different contexts in the state education network. While some work in schools located in vulnerable areas, with extreme violence and poverty rates, others work in areas with better social and economic support.
- Learn more about Shell’s initiatives in STEM education: https://www.shell.com/sustainability/communities/education/stem-subjects-in-brazil.html
- Learn more about the work of The British Council in Brazil and its initiatives in the fields of Education and Science: https://www.britishcouncil.org.br/en/programmes/education