01 Apr STEM outreach program in University of Port-harcourt, UNIPORT, Nigeria
Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation launched the STEM fellows outreach program at the University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT), Nigeria. The UNIPORT cell is a student led initiative which comprises 3 female undergraduate students (fellows) studying STEM related courses and led by Chineye Ezeakor. Chineye is a final year Electrical and Electronic engineering student and one of the 2012 WAAW scholarship recipients. Also, she volunteered at the 2013 Summer STEM camp in Lagos, Nigeria. Chineye has a strong passion to inspire, motivate, and positively impact young African girls to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines in her community.
The fellows conducted their first outreach visit to Federal Government Girls College, Abulumo on Wednesday, 26th of March, 2014. They exposed the secondary school students to Energy basic lesson and experiment. The fellows showed the students how electrical energy could be created through Electromagnetism using Faraday’s laws and the laws of conservation of energy. The fellows divided the secondary students into groups and each group was given materials to demonstrate the energy conversion lesson.
The program ended with a Question and Answer buy cheap generic provigil session where the students were given opportunity to ask questions relating to the lesson. 50 students and 2 teachers were impacted through the WAAW STEM outreach program in port-harcourt, Nigeria.
About WAAW STEM Outreach Program
WAAW foundation STEM cell outreach program started in June, 2013 with the goal to bridge the secondary school-to-college continuum for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Africa and ultimately increase the pipeline of African girls entering STEM careers. The STEM Cell outreach program serves as a channel for College student fellows to specifically identify secondary school youths and especially female students with a strong interest and aptitude for STEM subjects through their interactions with the students. WAAW Fellows serve as mentors and role models in the secondary schools to which they are posted, while providing tools to demonstrate computer science and STEM subjects, discuss research and inquiry?based learning, and use integrative problem?based activities to whet the secondary students’ appetite for STEM innovation. WAAW Foundation STEM cell outreach program occurs once a month (1-2 hours) in approved public and government secondary schools. Read more