STE 2021
2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education

7-8 October 2021 . FEUP, Porto - Portugal

STE 2021

Welcome to the web site of the 2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2021. The 2nd International Conference on Science and Technology Education STE 2021 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 7-8 October 2021. 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 year in Porto. 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:
30 April 2021

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
21 May 2021

Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a full paper):
7 October 2021

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 1 June 2021
Regular delegate - 550 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 450 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 300 EUR

From 1 June 2021

Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 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 May 14th, 2021, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 14th, 2021.

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


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

António Ferreira

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

International Scientific Committee
Ahmad Basheer (The Academic Arab College of Education in Israel, Israel)
Américo Azevedo (University of Porto, Portugal)
Amir Jahanian Najafabadi (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
Ana Q Barbosa
(INEGI, Portugal)
Anastasios Vassilopoulos (EPFL, Switzerland)
Anssi Lindell (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
António Augusto Sousa (University of Porto, Portugal)
António Coelho (University of Porto, Portugal)
António Mendes Lopes (University of Porto, Portugal)
Barbara Del Curto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Christian Kautz (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Chuang Wang (University of Macau, China)
David Naylor (Ryerson University, Canada)
Dominique Persano Adorno (University of Palermo, Italy)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Gillian Sunders-Smits (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Gordana J Dolecek (National Institute INAOE, Mexico)
João Falcão e Cunha (University of Porto, Portugal)
João Pedro Pego (University of Porto, Portugal)
Leonhard E Bernold (Technical University Federico Santa María, Chile)
Matias Noll (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás, Brazil)
Nuno Ramos (University of Porto, Portugal)
Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK)
Susan Lord (University of San Diego, USA)
Tanja Tajmel (Concordia University Montreal, Canada)
Teresa Duarte (University of Porto, Portugal)
Wing Mui Winnie So (Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Xudong Pan (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Zita De Almeida Sampaio (University of Lisbon, Portugal)


The book of abstracts with the accepted abstracts can be downloaded with a password.

The full papers will be considered for publication in special issues of

(SAGE), (MDPI, no fees involved),  (University of Porto), (University of Porto) and in a book of the book series (SPRINGER) (provided they meet the journals standard).

The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail before the 7th of October 2021. 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.

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Venue and Hotels

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


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