STE 2020
1st International Conference on Science and Technology Education

8-9 October 2020 . Porto - Portugal
15-16 October 2020 . FEUP, Porto - Portugal

STE 2020

Welcome to the web site of the 1st International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2020. The 1st International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2020 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 15-16 October 2020. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

The conference is co-chaired by António Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal), Lucas F. M. da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal) and Claudio R. Brito (COPEC, Brazil). The Science and Education Research Organization (COPEC) and the International Institute of Education (IIE) support this conference. The focus is on education in science and technology. The conference will provide an international forum for the sharing, dissemination and discussion of research, experience and perspectives across a wide range of teaching and learning issues. The conference welcomes abstracts/papers related to the following topics:

- science and technology epistemologies (what makes science and technology thinking and knowledge),

- science and technology learning mechanisms (how people develop knowledge and competencies),

- science and technology learning systems (institutional practices),

- science and technology diversity and inclusiveness (how society in general contributes to science and technology processes and products), and

- science and technology assessment (development and use of assessment methods, instruments, and metrics).

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
4 May 2020

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
22 May 2020

Submission of full length papers (not compulsory to submit a full length paper):
8 October 2020

Call for Papers
Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Until 31 December 2019
Regular delegate - 450 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 400 EUR
Member of Science and Education Research Organization (COPEC) - 400 EUR
Member of International Institute of Education (IIE) - 400 EUR

Until 1 June 2020

Regular delegate - 550 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 450 EUR
Member of Science and Education Research Organization (COPEC) - 450 EUR
Member of International Institute of Education (IIE) - 450 EUR
Online participation - 300 EUR

From 1 June 2020

Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Member of Science and Education Research Organization (COPEC) - 550 EUR
Member of International Institute of Education (IIE) - 550 EUR
Online participation - 400 EUR

The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to June 26th, 2020, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after June 26th, 2020.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
tel.: +351 222 043 573
fax: +351 222 043 693


António Ferreira
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Claudio R. Brito
Science and Education Research Organization (COPEC), Brazil

International Scientific Committee
Abel Nyamapfene (University College London, UK)
Alejandro Ureña Fernández (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Amélia Lopes (University of Porto, Portugal)
Ana Neves (University of Porto, Portugal)
Ana Q Barbosa
(INEGI, Portugal)
António Augusto Sousa
(University of Porto, Portugal)
António Porto (University of Porto, Portugal)
Barbara Del Curto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Christian Kautz (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
David Naylor (Ryerson University, Canada)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Fernando Remião (University of Porto, Portugal)
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Francisco Maio Matos (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Francisco Vasques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Gaetano Cascini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Gillian Saunders-Smits (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Hans Joachim Kretzschmar (Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Germany)
Henrique Santos (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Inês Direito (University College London, UK)
Jaime Villate (University of Porto, Portugal)
Jarka Glassey (Newcastle University, UK)
João Canas Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal)
João Falcão e Cunha (University of Porto, Portugal)
João Pedro Pêgo (University of Porto, Portugal)
Juan Carlos Del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain)
Luis Miguel Madeira (University of Porto, Portugal)
Marco Braga (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
Nuno Ramos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Pierpaolo Limone (Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy)
Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK)
Vassilopoulos Anastasios (EPFL, Switzerland)
Zita De Almeida Sampaio (University of Lisbon, Portugal)


Conference proceedings (cd-rom) with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration. The cd-rom will have an ISBN number.

The full papers will be considered for publication in special issues of International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education (SAGE), Education Sciences (MDPI, no fees involved), Education for Chemical Engineers (Elsevier), Open Engineering (De Gruyter, no fees involved) and U.P. Journal of Engineering (University of Porto) (provided they meet the journals standard).

The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail before the 8th of October 2020. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto - Portugal

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities

 For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino
Abreu Events Portugal
Praça da Trindade, 142, 4º, 4000-539 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 222 043 571


The best oral presentation and the best poster presentation will be awarded with a certificate and a free registration for the 2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education 2021 (STE 2021).