mint & pepper helps children and teenagers acquire a better understanding of our technology-driven society and enables them to play an active role in shaping that society.
The STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – offer multiple career options. The mission of mint & pepper is to inspire members of the next generation to choose careers in STEM professions, regardless of their background or gender. With the age-specific, school-based, company, and leisure opportunities it provides, the mint & pepper initiative sparks excitement in programming and engineering. By asking young people to finish the sentence "When I grow up, I want to be..." it encourages them to consider the career opportunities available in STEM fields.
In keeping with Switzerland’s “Lehrplan 21” curriculum project and the latest research on teaching and learning research, mint & pepper develops modules and workshops for the upper primary school level and secondary school levels I and II. The modules are based on current research and relevant to everyday life, and they have practical applications and provide valuable insight into modern technologies.
mint & pepper was launched as an initiative of the Autonomous Systems Lab and the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich.