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The Science Olympiads (Science Olympiaderne)

Grantee: Niels Hartling, Science Olympiaderne

Amount: DKK 1,800,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2023

Geography: Denmark

The Science Olympiads aim to stimulate the interest of Danish high school students in the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, geography, and computer science. The Olympiad builds on six tracks – one in each of the six fields – which each follow the same structure, kicked off with annual nationwide competitions. Around 20,000 students participate in the national competitions, often as an integrated part of their high school education. The most talented students can qualify to participate in the international Science Olympiads. The Science Olympiads challenge gifted students to expand their talent, promote future careers in science, and provide them with a valuable network of peers

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Education and awareness

…young people within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields  disseminate research-based knowledge to the public  increase public awareness about science and its role in developing our society  promote…

Big Bang 2020-2021 – support for Denmark’s largest science conference

Grantee: Mikkel Bohm, Astra*, the national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark

Amount: DKK 2,000,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2019

Geography: Denmark

Denmark’s largest science conference, the Big Bang Conference, has received DKK 2,000,000 for the period 2020-2021 from the LEO Foundation.

Big Bang is the largest Danish science conference and exhibition targeted all who teaches, facilitates or researches in the science and science fields – in primary and secondary schools and higher education.

The conference, held once a year, gathers more than 1,000 people for two involving and inspiring days with relevant keynote speakers, a humming exhibition atmosphere, involving workshops and novel ideas for the continued renewal of science education.

www.bigbangkonferencen.dk

Big Bang – support for Denmark’s largest science conference

Grantee: Astra, the national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark, Copenhagen

Amount: DKK 2,000,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2016

Geography: Denmark

Denmark’s largest science conference, the Big Bang Conference, has received two million Danish kroner over the next three years from the LEO Foundation.

Big Bang is the largest Danish science conference and exhibition targeted all who teaches, facilitates or researches in the science and science fields – in primary and secondary schools and higher education.

The conference, held once a year, gathers more than 1,000 people for two involving and inspiring days with relevant keynote speakers, a humming exhibition atmosphere, involving workshops and novel ideas for the continued renewal of science education.

The conference is held next on 23 and 24th March 2017 in Odense Congress Center, Denmark.

www.bigbangkonferencen.dk

DKK 6,000,000 to Young Scientists in Denmark

15 March 2019 Science is a powerful tool to understand and change the world for the better. The national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark –…

Unge Forskere (Young Scientists) 2019-2021

Grantee: Mikkel Bohm, ASTRA, Sorø

Amount: DKK 6,000,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2019

Geography: Denmark

Science is a powerful tool to understand and change the world for the better. The national Centre for Learning in Science, Technology and Health in Denmark – Astra* – wants to strengthen and develop science learning to train a new generation of young people with strong science competencies. It is important for the future of Denmark and our role in a globalized world.

One of Astra*’s activities is Unge Forskere (Young Scientists) which is Denmark’s largest talent competition for children from Danish elementary schools and high schools within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

The Unge Forskere-competition contributes to both talent development through participation in the competition, and it strengthens the work with innovation, idea development and the natural science method in daily teaching. It is a program that focuses both on the most talented young people, and generally strengthens the natural science identity and general science education among children and young people in Denmark.

Astra activities 2023-2025

Grantee: Mikkel Bohm, Astra

Amount: DKK 12,000,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2022

Geography: Denmark

Astra has existed as an organization since 2015-2017 and was born out of a merger between Danish Science Factory, ‘Science Talenter’ and the publicly funded NTS-center (Det Nationale Center for Undervisning i Natur, Teknik og Sundhed). Astra defines its mission as to bring together relevant actors to progress and expand upon the quality and framing of the education of the natural sciences. 

The LEO Foundation has previously supported numerous of Astra’s initiatives and activities, and with this grant, funding is dispersed between 3 of Astra’s largest programs: ‘Unge Forskere (Young Scientists) an annual research-idea and talent competition for children and youths in elementary- and high -school with a passion for science and technology, ‘Big Bang an annual science conference for professionals within teaching and communication of STEM and science topics, and ‘Science Talenter (Science Talents) which organizes science camps for the oldest pupils from elementary school as well as A-level students with a special interest in and talent for STEM-topics. 

Big Bang 2022 – Denmark’s largest natural science conference

Grantee: Mikkel Bohm, Astra

Amount: DKK 1,000,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2021

Geography: Denmark

Big Bang is Denmark’s largest conference for teachers, teacher students, didactics, and researchers involved in natural science education. The purpose of Big Bang is to strengthen participants’ network, cooperation, and knowledge sharing.

The conference is held annually and gathers more than 1,000 people for two inspiring days with relevant keynote speakers, a humming exhibition atmosphere, interactive workshops, and novel ideas for the continued renewal and improvement of the Danish natural science education.

As good teachers are essential in developing children’s interest, knowledge, and skills within the natural sciences, Big Bang may in the long run incite more youngsters to choose an education and career within this important field.

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Science in reality (Videnskab i virkeligheden)

Grantee: Marie Erbs Ørbæk, CPH:DOX

Amount: DKK 980,000

Grant category: Education and Awareness Grants

Year: 2023

Geography: Denmark

CPH:DOX’s UNG:DOX program currently covers the greater Copenhagen area with a natural science educational focus during the two-week annual documentary film festival in March. Plans are underway to expand UNG:DOX to cover youth educations all over Denmark, providing year-round access. UNG:DOX offers upper secondary level students science documentaries from its international program, through streaming or live events, accompanied by expert lectures, scientist interviews, and additional resources for teachers.

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Organisation

…University of Aarhus and an MA in Library and Information Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science. Joined the Foundation in 2016. +45 31 17 65 32…