STEM-Girls Camp Program underway

BDU STEM Center Started the 4th STEM-Girls Camp Program

The Bahir Dar University STEM Center started its STEM-Girls camp program which is running from February 3 to 10, 2019. The training was officially opened by Dr Zewdu Emiru, the Vice President for Information and Strategic Communications of the University. The training is taking place in the Peda campus where dormitories and training facilities for the program are provided. 73 female students from grades 9 to 12 of all public and private high schools found in Bahir Dar City are attending the training. It is managed by 15 teaching staff pooled from all STEM departments of the university. The training includes STEM lab practices, life skill, team-work, field exercises, games with funny approaches of science, site visits related to STEM, a visit to Bahir Dar Maritime Academy and Bahir Dar University College of agriculture and environmental sciences (Nursery site, animal farm …). The STEM-Girls camp is an annual program of the BDU STEM center conducted during the semester break of schools. This year camping program is as usual is prepared in a competition form. Four Groups are competing and they are named after the well-known Ethiopian female scientists Prof Yalemtsehay Mekonnen, Prof Sosina M. Haile, Dr Segenet Kelemu and Dr Debrework Zewdie. The grouping is to inspire our future female scientists to follow the tracks of their fellow female senior professors. The camp will have competition throughout the whole week and finally the winner group will receive the winners’ cup at the end of the weeklong program.