In the future, we will need even more smart minds who can help solve the energy challenges the world is facing. Our goal is that many of the heroes of the future will be engineers and technologists.
Equinor wants to inspire children and young people to study science by supporting projects where subjects are combined with competitions, games and play. We want to stimulate more people to want to work on finding smart solutions for one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to produce enough energy for the world’s growing population while cutting emissions at the same time.
It is therefore important that even more young people study science. It is important not only for Equinor, but also for Norway as a country.
Equinor supports six regional science centres in Norway, from Alta in the north to Sarpsborg in the south.
In recent years, coding has been a theme in our collaborative projects. Read more about our latest project Kodekraft (in Norwegian).
The science centres and Equinor work towards the same goal — to develop talents that can shape the future. Equinor’s talent development programme Heroes of Tomorrow intends to inspire young people to help solve the energy challenges of the future.
By supporting teaching projects, knowledge competitions and projects that encourage creative thinking and problem solving, we hope to create an interest in science and motivation to become tomorrow’s engineers.
FIRST Scandinavia is a non-profit foundation with the purpose of stimulating children and young people’s interest in science, mathematics and technology in general, through programmes where the children themselves are the driving force.
The collaboration with Equinor includes the concepts FIRST LEGO League and Newton Room.
FIRST LEGO League:
Equinor has been the main sponsor of the FIRST LEGO League in Scandinavia for 20 years. FIRST LEGO League is the world’s largest knowledge and technology competition for children and young people between the ages of 4 and 16, and we support the programme because we believe this is a great competition that arouses children’s interest in technology, research and science.
A Newton Room is an excitingly decorated and technologically well-equipped teaching room with a spotlight on practical teaching in science, mathematics and technology. The Newton Room offers curriculum-based instruction to the schools who share the room.
Teach First Norwav is a development programme for newly-graduated leadership talents with a master’s degree or PhD. in science. The programme aims to address major challenges in the sciences by developing skilled graduates into effective and inspiring teachers. Equinor has been strongly involved in the establishment and development of Teach First Norway. The most important goal of Teach First is that the programme should contribute to increased quality and learning in science teaching.