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STEM Olympiad for Girls held

Diplomatic Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A two-day competition titled ‘STEM Olympiad for Girls- 2021’ and discussion programme was held virtually to encourage young women and girls to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy Dhaka in partnership with RoboLab funded the programme.

Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Dhaka JoAnne Wagner joined local STEM educators and students to inaugurate the event which concluded on Friday.

More than 200 middle school, high school, and undergraduate students from all eight divisions completed STEM challenges and quizzes, participated in mentor discussions with female Bangladeshi scientists and engineers, and celebrated their achievements in an awards ceremony.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the olympiad, Wagner encouraged participants to pursue careers in STEM and to study in the United States.