EU STEM Coalition, Netherlands
Beatrice Boots is the Chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the EU STEM Coalition, an EU-wide network of national STEM platforms with the secretariat based at the Dutch national STEM platform. Further she is Director of the National STEM Platform (PBT), an organisation created by the Dutch ministries of Economic Affairs (EZK), Education (OCW) and Social Affairs (SZW) to implement the Dutch national STEM strategy (currently the Technology Pact) which she joined in 2004. Ms. Boots graduated in Geographic Information Systems from Utrecht University and worked as a Policy Officer at the University of Amsterdam. After working in Jakarta, Indonesia, she joined Platform Axis, where she conducted research on how to interest more students in STEM.