Native Scientist

UK / Portugal

Native Scientist

2021 Winner Project | Engage 2021 Engage Winners

Native Scientist connects children and scientists across Europe using a new concept integrating science and language learning (STEM+LANG). Our educational and empowerment programme targets migrant children who are twice as likely to underachieve in science than non-migrants. In school workshops using a speed-dating format, the project brings together 20 children and 4 scientists with a common heritage language to talk about science in a fun and meaningful way. Native Scientist broadens the horizons of children and empower scientists.

Joana Moscoso

Native Scientist

Joana believes in science and innovation for the benefit of humankind. This made her a passionate scientist, science communicator and social entrepreneur. While doing her PhD in Microbiology, she co-founded Native Scientist, a social enterprise that connects children with scientists across Europe to promote scientific literacy. Joana loves spending time with her family and friends, especially around a dinner table.

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