Our society needs STEM brains
The event was also open to the students’ parents to highlight the important fact that our society needs STEM brains of all genders. TME employees from various business functions accompanied the children as STEM role models or volunteers.
A day full of STEM fun
The day’s programme was centred around a go-kart race. The karts were built by 13 and 14 year-old students of the two secondary schools which organised the event. Through a year-long project, the youngsters had put their learning of science and technics into practice. Amongst several prizes awarded by a jury of the organising schools’ board and the event partners, Toyota selected the winners for the most sustainable concepts and the best learning process.
Other highlights included interactive workshops on Energy & Mobility and Hydrogen & Fuel Cell. The Toyota STEM role models gave hands-on explanations on the basics of sustainable mobility technologies, while the volunteers offered fun with hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai test drives and radio-controlled mini Mirai.
Inspiring Girls Belgium also engaged with the teenagers through their ‘Break the Bias’ workshop and ‘Anything Is Possible’ photo booth.
* Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
… for us, too
Some of the Toyota STEM role models and volunteers look back at their day.