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

The Bahir Dar University STEM Center started its 4th STEM-Girls camp program which is running from February 3 to 10, 2019. The training was officials opened by Dr Zewdu Emiru, the Vice President for Information and Strategic Communication of the University. The training is running in the Peda campus of the university where dormitories and training facilities are provided for the program. 73 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 including the 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 during the semester break of schools. This year camping program is as usual in a competition form in groups of four named by the well-known Ethiopian female scientists Prof Yalemtsehay Mekonnen, Prof Sosina M. Haile, Dr Segenet Kelemu and Dr Debrework Zewdie grouped in four different colors. 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 of the group will receive the winners’ cup from guest of the day, at the end of the weeklong program.