Students from all primary and secondary schools on Nevis are eagerly anticipating their participation in the STEM Challenge and STEM Expo, happening May 24 and 26, 2023, respectively.
These activities form part of Nevis’ inaugural hosting of STEM Week, which aims to foster keener interest in the subject areas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, critical skills for the 21st century.
The First Federal Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (FFCCU) STEM Challenge is presently underway at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park (MGRP). During the May 22 launch of STEM Week 2023, Mrs. Tamicia Lestrade, Project Officer in the Department of Education, said the event is expected to be exciting, keenly contested, and fun, challenging students to apply knowledge and skills gained in STEM education to perform given tasks.
“It’s going to be a challenge with a twist, a challenge with a difference, because the children will not be regurgitating information. We are promoting collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.