Many would admit that less than half of the people who make New Year’s resolutions are able to actualize them. Perhaps only 8% of these resolutions are practicable.

STEM skills are inevitable, useful in all spheres of life and applicable to all professions. No STEM skill is a waste especially in this present 21st century where many challenges require STEM related solutions and relevance is determined based on the problems you are able to solve as well as the effectiveness of these possible solutions. Even employers want candidates who are able to solve STEM related problems in a competitive capacity.

In lieu of this, below are carefully selected day to day activities that can become an interesting and engaging New Year resolution to help develop and improve your STEM skills.

Resolution1: Journaling (Keeping a Problem Management Journal)  

Skill in view: Science skills for analyzing and solving complex problem


Journaling is generally beneficial; however a problem management journal will help you develop writing skills, problem solving skills and analysis skills which are fundamental to science. Useful applications in achieving this are word processor note pad on your computer, online web apps like Google Docs, Zoho Office, and Microsoft Web Apps. Keeping such journals will help develop IT embedded science skills in 2017.

Resolution 2: Reading Online Articles and Tutorials

Skill in view: Technological skills

There are more than a thousand online articles and video tutorials on technological related topics, many of which are accessible, free and easy to follow like BBC webwise.

Resolution 3: Asking Questions

Skill in view: Engineering skills


You can start by asking question from experts in the flied or conducting an online research finding out how machines work get familiar with intricate scientific systems and their parts as well as how to troubleshoot, repair, rebuild or invent new components.

Resolution 4: Taking Numeracy Challenges On Mobile Applications

Skill in view: Mathematics or Numerical Skills for Measurement and Calculation

We all have easy access to mobile devices and applications. Some of the mobile apps that can help you learn mathematics skills in 2017 are: Math Tricks, Math Flash Cards, GeoGebra, DragonBox Algebra5+ .You can have some fun with these apps in 2017 and many more.

Resolution 5: Enroll for a Course of Study

Skill in view: All STEM skills


In 2017, create time to learn something new through STEM courses, workshops, seminars, boot camps and other events organized by WAAW Foundation in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan African countries. You can start with our upcoming ‘She Hacks Africa’ programming workshop, where you will be learning web development using HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and Linux among others.

So, what are you waiting for, apply online at http://aweleacademy.com/apply/ and contact us at training@waawfoundation.org or call +2348167010331 for related enquiries. You can also subscribe to our news letter to ensure you don’t miss out of many more opportunities to come.

Unoma Okorafor

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder of WAAW Foundation. She is a passionate social entrepreneur committed to empowering girls in African through STEM focused education.

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