STEM Car will be travelling through Slavonia for two weeks, offering free robotics and programming workshops.
The Institute for Youth Development and Innovatively (Institut za razvoj i inovativnost mladih, IRIM), famous for its Croatian Makers project, has launched its STEM car tour once again.
STEM car and its driver Vlado Lendvaj will travel across Croatia, holding free programming, robotics, and digital literacy workshops. Everyone interested can apply, but the car mostly travels to the less developed areas – this round will include Slavonia July 24 – August 5.
The first in the series of Summer STEM Car workshops was held in Bjelovar on July 24. The two-week project will comprise over 25 robotics and digital literacy workshops.
You can access the interactive map of the tour here.
All workshops are free and last 90 min. They are intended for places that haven’t yet participate in Croatian Makers projects, but even those that have can still apply if there are children and youths who are interested in learning. Teachers there often think that they don’t have the knowledge or equipment necessary for teaching robotics, programming, or Croatian Makers league or STEM Revolution projects, so these workshops will serve as an introductory lesson to encourage them to start work in STEM areas.
Workshops are intended for children and youths, and you don’t need to be a teacher to apply, but you do need to fill out this form, gather children, and find the space where the workshops can take place.
This is the third round of STEM Car workshops: instructor Vlado Lendvaj travelled through Slavonia and Central Croatia in summer 2016, which resulted in 44 robotics workshops, with more than 630 participants.
In February 2017, the STEM Car visited Dalmatia and the islands, and there were 27 workshops and over 470 participants.