Girls Excell in Science Innovations

Twenty schools gathered at Gayaza High School to exhibit their innovations at the National Science and Innovation Competitions, a STEM initiative by the Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda.

According to Susan Opok Tumusiime, the executive director, FAWE Uganda, the competition was aimed at creating a platform where the participants can come up with ideas and innovations focused on addressing the needs of the community.

The competition allows the participants to use local materials with the expectation of seeing untapped talent of students, especially girls in research and innovation.

The competition soon uncovers the issue that there are fewer numbers of girls in STEM fields and aims to change that.

Innovations include a wheel-propelled sprayer, a home-made lift pump, a power-driven combined processor, among many others. Read the Entire Article


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$40 million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support STEM Students and Jobs
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project...more

Can Online Preschool Program Prepare Children for Kindergarten?
Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project...more

Oxford Scholarship Goes to Aussie Social Enterprise Founder

Rangan Srikhanta, founder of Sydney-based One Education and its offshoot One Laptop per Child, is one of five individuals from around the world to be given a Skoll Scholarship to study an MBA at the...more

12 Ways Improving Technology in Schools Improves Education

There's an issue plaguing most schools: the lack of IT literacy or not enough money invested in IT sector. Techspective provides some ideas on how improving the IT sector in schools can also help...more

Alabama Gets $6.3 Million to Combat Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently announced grants of $6.3 million to be awarded to the state of Alabama to help fight opioid addiction. The grants will fund community...more

Opinion: The Cleveland Foundation Could do Much More to Support Cleveland
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation continues to tackle the city's problems for over a century. The foundation has recently addressed the prohibitive costs of college, which resulted into a funding campaign...more

CyberSTEAM Program Rolled Out in Newport News Public Schools

A new CyberSTEAM program will be introduced to seven Newport News Public Schools this fall, and it's going to remain for at least the next four years. Around 45 elementary and middle school...more

Taking the arts digital to support a well-rounded education

In this Education Dive article, it promotes digital art classes as a way to encourage digital creativity and build soft skills among students. Focusing on expanding STEM to include the arts,...more

Youth Co: Lab Technopreneurship for Social Change Program
Foundation: Citi Foundation

UNDP in Sri Lanka and Citi Foundation has recently conducted a program for persons with disabilities at The Employers' Federation of Ceylon. The program is created through its flagship...more

How Digital Art Classes Are Blazing New Trails

Jen Miller, who writes about technology for CIO.com, shares how novel creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud can enable students develop crucial soft skills that employers usually...more





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