The STEAMxChange educational program brings the scientific method closer to students with an innovative approach that promotes research to be more open and inclusive, in line with movements to transform the research system promoted by different organizations, such as the European Commission.
In this way, it promotes that the scientific method is implemented in a participatory way, that is, in collaboration with different social actors and, at the same time, in a mono or interdisciplinary way, depending on the complexity of the problem to be solved.
Students analyze health problems from a systemic vision that allows them to gain knowledge about different disciplines and develop the necessary competencies to solve social problems in their community.
Students become "agents of change" as they become involved in challenges in their community.
The program offers tools, resources and didactic proposals with the following objectives:
Promoting health habits from decision-making based on scientific evidence.
Developing competencies for participatory research linked to topics of interest to students that mobilize critical thinking, knowledge and co-responsibility with the environment.
Exploring a systemic and interdisciplinary vision of reality that better takes into account its complexity.
Promoting scientific vocations, eliminating gender barriers.