Learning for Today’s World

Making world-renowned STEM education accessible to all young learners in Greece.

ABOUT US

A nonprofit organization, Mathisi Initiative was founded in 2019 by volunteers sharing a passion for learning and exploring today’s fast evolving world. Its mission is to provide pre-high school students with local and affordable access to programs of internationally recognized excellence and relevance, to foster independent and curious learners, critical and creative thinkers, and problem-solving young adults engaged in the world.

We seek academically-rigorous programs designed for young learners, which promote inquiry-led and problem-solving learning, and which reflect today’s scientific and technological knowledge.

We develop collaborations with originators and educators to facilitate their local adaptation and deployment. Through these multiple collaborations, we aim to provide access to school-age learners regardless of their prior academic levels, economic means and location.

OUR ACTIONS

(3rd year)

Racecar Challenge, a national autonomous car competition

Prerequisite: completing miniRacecar, a free online Python course from the Beaver Works Summer Institute at MIT (BWSI).

For Gymnasio and 1st Lykeio students anywhere in Greece

Racecar challenge Registrations are closed for this year.

Module Development & Pilot

“CogWorks” Autonomous Cognitive Assistant:

A BWSI’s online and English-based course on machine learning for Lykeio students

Project-based with modules for developing machine learning models that leverage audio, visual and linguistic data

In pilot for the 2023/24 school-year at Pierce - ACG

“Smart Food”, a 7th grade cross-disciplinary STEM course:

Developed and piloted in 2022-2023, with the Moraitis School in Athens and MIT J-WEL

Project-based cross-disciplinary STEM course

More on Module Development and Pilot

Summer Camp

In collaboration with MIT-JWEL in summer 2019

STEM multidisciplinary, project-based 2-week program

More on the 2019 Summer Camp

CHRONOLOGY

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STUDENTS
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EDUCATORS
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SCHOOLS

2024

CogWorks pilot

3rd Racecar Challenge

2023

2nd Racecar Challenge

“Smart Food” pilot

2022

1st Racecar Challenge

2021

Racecar Challenge

Pilot Module development

2020

Module development

2019

Summer Camp

Our journey begins in 2019

0
STUDENTS
0
EDUCATORS
0
SCHOOLS

2024

CogWorks pilot
3rd Racecar Challenge

2023

2nd Racecar Challenge

“Smart Food” pilot

2022

1st Racecar Challenge

2021

Racecar Challenge

Pilot Module development

2020

Module development

2019

Summer Camp

Our journey begins in 2019

OUR COLLABORATIONS

Let’s make a difference together !

Become a Sponsor

We live in a changing world with disruptive scientific and technological breakthroughs. Help us facilitate the transmission of the knowledge developed in universities and companies to school-age students and educators, to inspire future adults and contribute to prepare them for a fast-changing world.

Become a Collaborator

Reach out to us if you are a school, an educator or a university student interested in learning more about our actions, in bringing them to your students, or if you are interested in developing educational programs with us. 

Become a Volunteer

You are a student, a retiree, a free-lancer or you just want to add to your professional experience: Mathisi needs volunteers to help with different tasks (designing, writing, testing course material, helping with events…). Write to us and let’s start a conversation.