STEMD

STEMD

STEM is an educative program/ curriculum that is made up of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is an important educating tool.
SCIENCE : This is the study of the natural world.
TECHNOLOGY : Simply modifying the natural world through engineering to meet human needs and wants.
ENGINEERING : This is the application of maths and science to create technology
MATHEMATICS : Involves the use of numbers , operations, patterns and relationships to solve problems.
Mathematics is the Foundation of Science
Science is the Foundation of Engineering
Engineering is the Foundation of Technology, & Technology is the Foundation of Development
For a nation like Nigeria to become great, engineers must be grounded in Mathematics and the sciences.

Importance of STEM

“Educating students on STEM subjects(if taught correctly) prepares students for life regardless of the profession they choose to follow. Those subjects teach students how to think critically and how to solve problems – skills that can be used throughout life to help them get through tough times and take advantage of opportunities whenever they appear.” Stephen F. De Angelis is President and CEO of the Cognitive Computing Firm Enterra Solutions.

  • A good STEM lesson helps students apply Maths and science through hands-on learning
  • Good STEM lessons include the use of (or creation of) technology .
  • It involves students in using an Engineering Problem Solving Process.
  • It engages students in using/ working in collaborative teams.
  • It reinforces relevant Maths and Science standards.
  • Good STEM lessons help to address a real-world problem.

Students’ mastery in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ) is essential to our economic growth and development of Nigeria.

    STEMD Projects

    • STEMD Teachers Training in Akure and Ilaje of Ondo State and Nnewi of Anambra State
    • Sustainable Community Project- Community Based - working with communities all over Nigeria on water projects (Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State) - Building of schools (Zango, Kaura Namoda Zamfara State)
    • Design Club for Secondary School Students: In this project, students between the ages of 8 to 17 are taught how to design products, write books, act and so on. They learn diverse skills and get involved in different activities to widen their perspective. Any member who writes a book, gets the first copies printed for free
    • Design Club for University Students: The Club is aimed at preparing engineering students in the Universities to understand what it takes to solve problems and design solutions. They are taught how to apply sciences and engineering principles to solve problems.
    • Girls Coders: Program for secondary school girls who want to learn to use coding and apps to solve problems in society.
    • Future Engineers: We are concerned about the future of engineering in Nigeria, this project is aimed at secondary school students who want to study engineering. Its a way to prepare their mindset towards that.

    EWB Institute of Technology

    We set up the Institute of Technology to not only be a place for the fabrication and development of solutions to problems, but also a place where engineers get trained to become global in scope and perspective.

    The following programs are available:

    1. Problem Solving for Engineers: This program teaches engineers how to use design thinking metholody to solve problems in Nigeria. Engineering we believe is all about solving problems. Nigerian engineers are trained to maintain and repair and not to solve problems and design technologies. This programs meets that need.
    2. Pre-Engineering program: This program is the bridge between secondary school and the University. For anyone who completed their secondary school and waits to enter the University to study engineering, this program is for them. They get introduced to engineering and undertake a project that solves a real life problem.
    3. Global Engineer: To complete this program, participate are required to spend 1 to 2 weeks in another country working as volunteers on an EWB member association project. This will is aimed at exposing Nigerian engineers to the way engineering is being practiced outside the country. That helps build capacity, capability and network.