Cambodian students prepare to compete in global STEM challenge

September 23, 2020

Through participating in the E2 STEM Challenge, several Cambodian students are now gearing up to compete in a global STEM challenge

Cambodian students prepare to compete in global STEM challenge

E2 STEM is entering a team of 12 students in a global STEM challenge which will be held online this year.  The students are planning to construct a robot that can assist humans with daily tasks. 

The Cambodian Ministry of Education is eager to prioritise the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Having launched E2 STEM it is hoping to yield 1000 internationally recognised STEM graduates by 2028.  The organisation was founded by Dr Seet Ai Mee, Former Minister of State for Education, Singapore and is a public private partnership between the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the NGO, E2STEM Education. 

“ Generally, when students learn math or other skills through a normal classroom programme, it is only based on theory with students learning formulas, but through the new STEM skill programme it encourages them to further practice on their own” Ros Daro, Teacher, Preah Yukunthor High School

The First Global Challenge is open to students from all over the world.  The competition runs a robotics olympics with a different theme each year based around a current world problem.  This year’s theme is Connecting Communities. 

“ In the past, the school sent a group of students to compete in Dubai so that they could showcase their abilities as well as learn about the abilities of young people in other countries. This year is the second year E2STEM students will participate with other young people from more than 100 countries around the world ” Ros Daro, Teacher, Preah Yukunthor High School

More information on both STEM programmes can be accessed here:

https://first.global/fgc/

http://e2stem.org.kh/