USIU-Africa sponsors annual STEM contest at Limuru Girls High School

By Jemima Oloo and John Sande

USIU-Africa sponsored the annual national contest for Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) held at Limuru Girls High School on Saturday, June 15. The event brought together some of the brightest young minds from across the country to compete and showcase their unique abilities in the STEM disciplines. The contest saw participation from over 500 students from various schools such as Alliance High School, Upper Hill High School, Highway High School, Langanga High School, Chogoria Girls, Limuru Girls and many others.

The highlight of the day was a keynote speech delivered by university Registrar, Dr. Ruth Mwai who inspired the students as she emphasized on the importance of STEM courses particularly for young women. She encouraged the students to equip themselves with the skills and ability to excel in these fields. “STEM involves critical, logical, and analytical thinking. It also requires approaching problems persistently and creatively. With these STEM subjects and activities like the contest we have today, you will learn how to think like a scientist, thus become better at problem-solving,” she advised.

Kyeremateng Martin, a Mastercard Foundation Scholar and a member of USIU-Africa Math’s club gave a powerful speech on the need to focus on science related courses and particularly in USIU–Africa. “USIU-Africa gives you the opportunity and tools to succeed, and provides numerous opportunities,” he explained. “Enrich your university experience and establish valuable peer connections as you access opportunities that will build on your network and enhance important aspects of student life. Stand out and make an impact beyond the classroom, accessing invaluable opportunities and networks as you nurture and cultivate a deeper campus experience that will transcend even beyond university,” he added.

The event concluded with an awards ceremony, where winners in various categories were recognized and celebrated.

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