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Year 6: summing up successes

Native Scientist has been running for 6 years now! Check our annual report 2018/2019 and find out how we accomplished new goals and continue to make a positive impact on the lives of migrant pupils and scientists across Europe.

As we start a new school year, it is time to look back at what we achieved in 2018/2019. Our annual report is ready!

One of the main aims we defined for Native Scientist one year ago was to find efficient ways of measuring the impact of our work. We have since then established a partnership with researchers at the University of Tübingen, Germany, who are conducting a study to evaluate how the Native Schools workshops impact pupils’ attitude towards science and heritage language. We are very much looking forward to these results!

We published an article in the journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Teanga, focusing on the success of the Native Schools workshops in Ireland, our fastest growing country: workshops were implemented in two cities and in three different languages in only five months!

Meanwhile, our Native Schools programme across Europe surpassed 200 workshops and reached the 8th European country, Portugal. We also expanded the project to new cities, such as Bordeaux (France) and Heidelberg (Germany), and we trained 54 new mentors. Check out the experiences of some of them in our YouTube channel.

We ran a new project aimed at breaking stereotypes about scientists, involving German-speaking students across Europe. To find out more about “Scientists are human too”, click here.

Our achievements continue to be recognised: this year we received a grant from the Royal Society of Biology and were “Highly Commended” at the prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards. All we have accomplished would not have been possible without the precious support of our scientists and our partners, among which we now count with the Marie Curie Alumni Association and Cell Explorers.

In the year to come, Native Scientist will be focusing on increasing process automation to support its core team and ensure the continuous growth of its current and future projects.

For more information about our achievements during 2018/2019, please consult our annual report here.


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