The exhibition, which opens on 30 June, displays a series of posters made by students of both sexes from four high schools in Lombardy participating in the “Mind the STEM Gap - Together” project, namely: Liceo Artistico Valentini (Monza), Istituto Tecnico Viganò (Merate), ITSOS Albe Steiner (Milan) and Istituto Einstein (Vimercate).
Eclectic and colourful but avoiding bombast, the works represent the culmination of a course of study undertaken by the students with the support and guidance of university professors and instructors from Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.
The works represent the students’ original and surprising personal perspectives on how persistent gaps in our culture continue to discourage girls and women from entering the STEM disciplines. Some focus on how certain common expressions and hackneyed ideas are disparaging of girls; some are dedicated to pioneering women who, having risen to the top in their chosen STEM discipline, serve as a role models for upcoming generations; and others propose models of conduct and behaviour that constitute good practices worthy of emulation.
In the meantime, the Mind the STEM Gap - Together project continues to make great strides forward. At the same time as the physical-concrete version of the exhibition is taking place, the students are working on a communications project to publicize its virtual digital counterpart, which will include all the works created for the project. Work is also ongoing on an itinerant version of the exhibition, which will tour various secondary schools in the region of Lombardy.
“MIND THE STEM GAP - TOGETHER”
Exhibition running from 30 June to 29 October 2023 on the premises of CDI - Centro Diagnostico Italiano at No 20 Via Saint Bon, Milan.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. -7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. -6 p.m. I Admission free
The works on display were produced by secondary school students of both sexes for teaching and research purposes.
Art is good for the health. For many years, CDI has been hosting exhibitions promoted by Fondazione Bracco. The display of works in the exhibition spaces of the CDI medical centre constitute an important element of added value for the more than 2,000 patients visiting the centre or undergoing treatment, who can thus enjoy a cultural and artistic experience that is beneficial to their general sense of well-being.