Nathalie von Siemens, Managing Director of Siemens Stiftung, was honored for her contributions and the educational commitment of the Siemens Stiftung by the Mexican non-profit organisation INNOVEC (Innovación en la Enseñanza de la Ciencia A. C.) at the International Conference on Inquiry-Based Science Education in Mexico city. 

Held every two years, the event was organised by INNOVEC and the United States-Mexico Foundation for Science (Fumec) with the support of Mexico’s National Ministry of Education (SEP) and the National Science and Technology Council, and was attended by over 300 academic advisers, teachers, decisions makers and educational experts from Mexico and abroad. During this conference INNOVEC’s board honors two people who have made significant contributions to science education.  Focussing on the contributions that inquiry-based science education can make for the formation of global citizenship, the development of scientific competences, economic development and environmental sustainability in the 21st century. 

This year, Nathalie, was recognised for her relentless commitment to improving scientific education at the international level through Siemens Stiftung’s international educational program, Experimento. The program, which focuses on inquiry based learning, training teachers and on providing free online materials, connects STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to real life and teaches children how to think like scientists. 

Siemens Stiftung aims to continue its efforts in working for better education and resources for Mexican students, increasing their abilities and chances for a sustainable future for themselves and their society. 

To hear Natalie’s key note speech at the event, focussing on the relevance of STEM education for the further development of society click here

For further information about the educational programme, Experimento, in Mexico click here.