Ethiopia Celebrated the 2021 National Science Fair
Reported by Tsegaye Legesse
STEM Synergy in partnership with Ministry of Education (MoE), and STEM power and others has organized a Science Fair Competition from November 29 through December 3, 2021 at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology also called AASTU university for Short.
The competition was among students that have come from public and private schools all over the country. Students from the existing major 22 STEM centers and public schools have presented their work on topics including robotics, engineering and software applications. The exhibition was officially opened Dr. Fekasu, AASTU univesity president.
The exhibition was open to the public and invited high-profile government officials, science scholars, and the general public on the above dates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A total of 254 students participated in the event. Their project focus on several thematic products, services , technology and process that solve local problems including robotics, pharmaceutical, environmental, biomedical , transportation, business technologies and tools.
Finalists were selected by judges in the fields based on rigid rubrics . And they were rewarded with lab tops and other gifts. The Science Fair marks the World Science Day which is commemorated on November 10. Worldwide, it is used to raise awareness of the contribution of science to societies. In particular, it is used to inspire creativity and innovation among Ethiopian students.
STEM Synergy announced its major sponsor for the 2021 technology and innovation competition as being General Electric, Boeing, United Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Electric Utility Authority.
The event was recorded and televised by various regional and national media and TV stations in the country for millions of people.