The American Embassy in Athens announced recently that it will support the ”STEM STARS GREECE” educational competition that will take place in Athens this year.
The US Embassy, in partnership with SciCo, said that the ”100mentorsnetwork” will be joining STEM STARS GREECE, adding their skills-building expertise ”to this initiative and that we have therefore extended the deadline for Greek students to apply for this prestigious program.”
In December, the Embassy announced the launch of the STEM STARS GREECE competition ”with the aim of supporting, highlighting, and rewarding 14 to 18-year-old students with a special inclination towards science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).”
It is noted that the winners of the competition will receive special prizes, including the opportunity to represent Greece at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science competition, which will be held in Anaheim, California from May 10-15 of 2020.
Participation in the competition is free.
Students who attend public or private schools in Greece and are between 14 and 18 years old (High School 3rd Grade – Lyceum 3rd Grade) on the date of the competition are eligible to participate.
”The grand finale will take place at the Athens Science Festival, which will be held April 1-5, 2020 in Technopolis, Athens, and will announce the first two participants/teams to win a place at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The awards ceremony will take place in front of the festival audience,” the Embassy noted in its announcement.
The competition is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece.