Prague, March 30 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague will undertake a number of projects and programming activities during the month of April focusing on science, technology, engineering, and the environment (STEM). In cooperation with local partners, the Embassy will present the following events during the month of April.
March 30 – June Local NGO TEREZA will open an exhibition of posters from the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) program focused on the environment, education, science, technology. Following the exhibition opening, there will be a discussion featuring a representative from the Czech Academy of Sciences about early STEM education. The exhibition will last until June 17. Location: American Center
April 5 – U.S. Embassy in Prague in collaboration with Café Neu (organizers of the Robot Performance Festival in Prague) will sponsor a robot workshop at the Beztíže youth club, which serves underprivileged youth from the Žižkov neighborhood. About 20 children from Beztíže and the neighboring youth club Ulita will have the opportunity to assemble and ‘bring to life’ robots. The aim of the workshop is to promote STEM education.
April 6 – STEM Education and Entrepreneurship Day at the American Center! This event will feature topics:
- How to attract more women to STEM fields
- Linking STEM education to entrepreneurship
- University student robotic demonstration
- Robotic performance of Karel Capek’s R.U.R. play
- Closing remarks by Tamar Newberger, Ambassador Schapiro’s wife and expert on technology
- Opening of ‘Robots from the Big Screen: From Science Fiction to Reality?’ exhibit and networking
April 13 – Chernobyl – 30 Years After – On April 26, it will be 30 years since the disastrous explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine. Civil Lead Engineer Petr Rychetský will talk about his experience working on the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan and the New Safe Confinement projects, which are funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and led by U.S. firm Bechtel. Location: American Center, 5:30pm
April 18 – U.S. Embassy joins the international Clean Up initiative by cleaning up a part of Prague.
April 19 to 20 (Closed Event) Fulbright Commission’s STEM Study Abroad Capacity-Building Workshop
The workshop is organized by the J. W. Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic with support of the Study Abroad Branch of the U.S. Department of State. The event will bring together Czech and U.S. educators, as well as international staff focused on science and technology education. The objective of the workshop is to increase student exchange in STEM fields.
April 20 – NGO TEREZA Awards Ceremony – TEREZA will recognize the most active elementary schools participating in the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) program. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in simple experiments conducted by GLOBE students during the event. Location: American Center, 4:30pm
April 21 – The American Center in Prague will host a presentation by Sabeen Altaf from the U.S.-based Institute of International Education regarding science and technology higher educational opportunities in the U.S. Location: American Center, 5:00pm
Month-Long Films – Throughout the month of April the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Prague will screen several American films focused on STEM shown in English with English subtitles. Location: American Center
For more information about these upcoming events, please www.americancenter.cz
The U.S. Department of State applies science, technology, and innovation in the conduct of foreign relations. The Department works to build international scientific cooperation that increases worldwide economic and social development and creates innovative solutions to shared global challenges. For more information please visit about the U.S. Department of State’s STEM page.
White House will host the 6th White House Science Fair on April 13th.