The Opening of the Spring STEM School

April 15, 2022, 08:51

On April 14, 2022 the opening of the Spring STEM School took place at the Kyrgyz StateTechnical University (KSTU), named after I.Razzakov, in cooperation with IPF "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative".


The Spring School this year is held for participants of the "Girls in Science" project.  The schoolgirls, who are taking a three-month National Testing preparation course, will now receive advice on career planning in the technical field from leading teachers of the KSTU named after I. Razzakov.


At the Spring School opening ceremony the Vice-Rector of KSTU Mr. Jyrgalbek Sydykov noted that due to the decrease in the number of girls in STEM field, the university constantly conducts career guidance activities for girls.


A representative of the Department of Education Development of the Mayor's Office of Bishkek, Ms.Turdubaeva Guzel, urged girls to take advantage of every opportunity the school offers and thanked, ROI IPF for the development of education work on behalf of the Department of Education.


UNICEF gender specialist, Ms. Ajar Bobekova; "Girls in Science" project coordinator, Ms. Roza Kayikova; assistant professor of the Department of Technology of Light Industry Products, Ms. Mairamkiul Chimchikova; and DAAD lecturer at the Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute, Mr. Dagni Wolf, addressed the school participants. Ms. Ainura Chokmorova, head of the Department of Foreign Languages, made a "soft skills" presentation.


Professor Anipa Usupkojoeva, director of Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute at KSTU, the organizer of the STEM School, introduced the girls with the work plan of the school and the planned activities.


During the week, participants will receive trainings in STEM field and participate in career excursions. As part of the school broadcasts, for the participants, will be organized with experts in the field of STEM, who work in global companies.


Recall that winter, spring, and summer STEM schools have been held by the ROI IPF since 2015 and provide an opportunity to attract as many schoolgirls as possible to engineering majors.


The STEM School is implemented by the Kyrgyz-German Technical Institute together with the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and the German Institute for Information Technologies.


The UNICEF project "Girls in Science" is implemented by the ROI IPF, together with the Child Protection Center and the AUCA Innovation College.