US to promote science edn for women

Diplomatic Correspondent

10 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

US to promote science edn for women

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller speaks at the inaugural ceremony of a project titled ‘Strengthening US-Bangladesh Sustainable Relationship by Developing Student-centered STEM Education’ at BRAC Centre Inn in the capital on Tuesday. SUN photo

The US government on Tuesday launched a new project to encourage young women in Bangladesh to study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) considering the growing demands of technology-based solutions to the problems the world faces today.

The two-year long project funded by the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Dhaka will encourage female participation in STEM fields through targeted outreach to university-age students, nationwide STEM competitions, and teacher training for STEM educators. 

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller on Tuesday joined Bangladeshi scientists and STEM educators, and students, to inaugurate the embassy-funded “Strengthening US-Bangladesh Sustainable Relationship by Developing Student-centered STEM Education” project at Brac Centre Inn.

Ambassador Miller recognised the contributions of women in different sectors in Bangladesh and around the world, highlighting the importance of encouraging and supporting women and girls to pursue education and careers in STEM fields.

Education and Cultural Society (ECS) is the Embassy’s implementing partner for this project.


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