In Finland we have a network of STEM Centres in Finnish universities whose aim is to inspire and motivate children and youth into mathematics, science and technology. Every year they organise a competition (StarT) where they try to find the best STEM projects and practises developed in schools across the country. The first Award (Kunniakirja) was from STEM Centre Finland.
We entered our Erasmus project in the local round of 2020 year’s competition at Lappeenranta University of Technology, and realised that our own STEM Centre liked it very much. Better still, it also attracted national interest: Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus, the second Kunniakirja), who’s involved in the network, appreciated our work with organised data collection and statistical analysis. They decided to award us a five-hundred-euro grant, which we invested in computer hardware that can run the Twinmotion 3D suite.