STEAM is the concept of combining STEM with the Arts and has recently been advocated as a way for science to develop better relationships with the society it serves. The Arts help us to engage with each other and can therefore be a powerful tool to spark those conversations between researchers and other publics.

STEAM is also a collection of experts sitting at various institutions across Europe, who have collaborated to develop an innovative programme in science communication. The ethos of this programme is combining STEM with the Arts to allow researchers to better engage. This initiative began as an EU project, hosting an annual summer school from 2016 onwards. Since then we have established ourselves as independent enterprise, continuing the face-to-face course that began with the STEAM project and expanding it to include an online course.

The STEAM programme is open to all motivated STEM students and researchers interested in science communication. Teachers, science communication practitioners, science journalists, and established researchers will also find novel techniques within our content. The programme is comprehensive and no previous experience in communication is required to start the online course or attend the summer school.

The STEAM programme offers:

  • An introduction to all aspects of science communication with no previous knowledge required
  • The possibility to experiment with different ways to engage various public groups with scientific research
  • A sneak preview into a science communication career
  • An opportunity to improve transferable skills and career development (part of Continuous Professional Development)
  • Access to educational materials and already established practices
  • A large network for international cooperation and knowledge exchange

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STEAM Transcultural Science Communication Summer School is organised by the University of Malta, European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations, Haaga-Helia University, Rhine-Waal University, Science View, and University of Edinburgh. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.