The SEPS Endowment Fund supported eight organisations with the sum of 70,000 euros
As part of the Slovak Electricity Transmission System Foundation's call, project proponents could apply for a grant of up to €15,000.
The aim of the grant programme titled Support of Competitions for the Popularisation of Science and Technology was to support the implementation of activities and innovative approaches aimed at creating competitions for the popularisation of science and technology for the second grade of elementary schools, secondary schools and universities.
The evaluation committee meeting was held online on the 26th of October, 2022, through MS TEAMS.
The evaluation committee consisted of the following members:
- Zuzana Bednárová (Slovak Electricity Transmission System),
- Jozef Beňuška (Viliam Paulíny-Tóth Grammar School, Martin),
- Júlia Miklovičová (National Institute for Education and Youth),
- Andrea Putalová (National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society),
- Matej Sedláček (National Institute for Education and Youth).
On behalf of the Pontis Foundation, the meeting was attended by:
- Petra Dubeňová
- Marek Richter
The evaluation committee decided to provide support to eight organisations in the amount of €70,000. The projects will be implemented from the 1st of November, 2022 to 30th of June, 2023.
See the selection below:
Vedecký MA-CHE-R (tr. Scientific MA-CHE-R)
Applicant: Jozef Lettrich Grammar School, Martin
The project responds to the weak connection of knowledge from individual subjects but also with practice. It gives teachers and students a different perspective on teaching two demanding subjects. It creates space for mutual discussion on the given issue. The project’s content is the expansion of mathematical and chemical knowledge and competencies in practical problem-solving. Further, it is also an experiential form focused on the creation of a scientific project, its presentation and its use in practice, and a demonstration of work with a robotic kit when solving the topic of Energy. The project intends to organise competitions and workshops in three rounds – an online competition of pairs within Slovakia, lectures and experiential activities for the 20 most successful solvers, and project presentations.
Applicant: Pavel Országh Hviezdoslav Primary School, Trstená
The SCIENCE BOX competition will take place in two competition rounds by mail and online. The first 50 schools that decide to participate in the competition will receive a box of secret science gadgets. Using the acquired tools, they will make an innovative trial or experiment and present the results in the form of a short video and procedure in the Facebook group. Experiments will be evaluated by the evaluation committee based on previously known criteria according to the competition statute. Three winning schools will receive a microscope.
Pikomat and Pikofyz Seminars
Applicant: P – MAT, non-profit organisation
The project includes the summer part of the Pikomat and Pikofyz seminars. It is a three-round competition, where children solve four to five tasks in each round, describing the entire solution and not just the result. They will receive individual feedback from volunteers, sample solutions and evaluation. The most successful solvers will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week concentration during the summer holidays. Professional lectures using the Hejné method, an experiential program using elements of experiential pedagogy, and climate activities are prepared for them. At the same time, the children become part of a community of people interested in mathematics and physics, which motivates them to further development.