Welcome to the web site of the 4th International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2024. The 4th International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2024 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 3-4 October 2024. 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.
This conference is held every 2 years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by António Ferreira (University of Porto, Portugal). 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);
- science and technology assessment (development and use of assessment methods, instruments, and metrics).
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
26 April 2024
Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
17 May 2024
Early bird registration:
7 June 2024
Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a full paper):
4 October 2024
Call for Papers
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at email@example.com. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.
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 7 June 2024
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR
From 8 June 2024
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 450 EUR
The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to May 10th, 2024, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 10th, 2024.
Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.
Ms. Lurdes Catalino
VIAGENS ABREU, S.A.
tel.: +351 222 043 573
fax: +351 222 043 693
Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
International Scientific Committee
Américo Azevedo (University of Porto, Portugal)
Ana Q Barbosa (INEGI, Portugal)
Anastasios Vassilopoulos (EPFL, Switzerland)
Anssi Lindell (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
António Mendes Lopes (University of Porto, Portugal)
Christian Della (University of Glasgow, UK)
Christian Kautz (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Chuang Wang (University of Macau, China)
Costis Toregas (The George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA)
Dominique Persano Adorno (University of Palermo, Italy)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Frederick Peinado Nelson (California State University, USA)
Gordana J Dolecek (National Institute INAOE, Mexico)
João Pedro Pêgo (University of Porto, Portugal)
Leonhard E Bernold (Technical University Federico Santa María, Chile)
Marjaana Veermans (University of Turku, Finland)
Nuno Ramos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK)
Stanislav Avsec (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Tanja Tajmel (Concordia University Montreal, Canada)
Teresa Duarte (University of Porto, Portugal)
Tom O’Mahony (Munster Technological University, Ireland)
Vidar Gynnild (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
Wing Mui Winnie So (Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Zita De Almeida Sampaio (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.
The full papers will be considered for publication in special issues of International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education (Sage), Discover Mechanical Engineering (Springer), U.P. Journal of Engineering (University of Porto), Journal on Teaching Engineering (University of Porto) and in a book of the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the journals standard).
The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before the 4th of October 2024. 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.
Conference venue: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-465 Porto - Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.
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