Experts canvass huge funding for teaching, learning of STEM
Owing to the benefits of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in societal advancement, experts have urged both the federal and state governments to increase their funding of STEM across all levels of the education system.
APWEN seeks more females in engineering profession
The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) has taken its advocacy to junior secondary schools, encouraging them to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to pursue a career in engineering as part of the efforts to increase the number of women Engineers. With less than 15 per cent of females…
Meet Obinna Ukwuani: The Serial Entrepreneur Transforming Education And Agribusiness In Nigeria
Straight out of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, one of the most prestigious technology universities in the world, Obinna Ukwuani took the path less travelled to open a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) campus in Nigeria to offer others from home the chance he had. Having successfully launched a robotics summer school…
Embryo created from stem cells without egg, sperm
Scientists have made a major step forward to creating life in the laboratory without using sperm or eggs. Two different kinds of stem cells were combined in a dish - and they grew into an early form of embryo. Creating embryos from stem cells would create an unlimited supply of identical embryos, which would be…
‘Exposure, content, human resources, bane of STEM education in Nigeria’
Founder of STEM METS Resources, Jadesola Adedeji has identified issues of exposure, content and human resources as the major challenges hindering the success of Science...
Why U.S. is promoting women in STEM fields, by consul general
United States (U.S.) Consul General, F. John Bray, has restated his country’s continuous support for Nigerian women who specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Scholar tasks Nigerian varsities on robotics, artificial intelligence
A united States based don, Prof. Bernard Baeyens, has tasked the nation’s tertiary institutions to focus on training the younger generation for a future world ruled by artificial intelligence and robotics.
‘STEM crucial to Nigeria, Africa’s economic development’
To meet the demands of today’s tech-focused labour market and create a generation of innovators that would advance Nigeria and Africa sustainable economic development, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), education remains a major factor.
Next Einstein Forum launches survey to measure gender gap in STEM education and research in Africa
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the launch of an important survey that hopes to measure the existing gender gap in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and research in Africa. The survey results will be announced through…
Interswitch unveils SPAK initiative to boost sciences
Interswitch has unveiled its Speed, Precision, Accuracy and Knowledge (SPAK) National Science Competition in a bid to promote, identify and reward excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Nigeria, The project is an arm of the company’s “Switch-a-future” initiative that aims at re-igniting the importance of STEM education for 20 million teenagers and…