This past Saturday 10th June, the association of girls in architecture Akagoroba and the FemEng 2017 group represented the University of Rwanda at the Science Expo (celebrating Africa Science Week) organised by Next Einstein Forum in Kigali. Josephine Malonza, our supporting lecturer at UR was invited as an exhibitor. Here she tells us about the experience with the help of some great photographs of our team in action!
The expo is a celebration of science and technology across Africa, and to encourage more citizens of various age groups to get involved and interested in science. We made the schoolchildren participate in a tower challenge, and gave FemEng stickers to the winning teams. Some schools also participated in mind-mapping of various exit careers from Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science etc. Our exhibition was to promote STEM especially to young girls.
Josephine has been working really hard along with the Rwandan teams to prepare for our visit, and we appreciate her tireless support. Exhibiting at this expo was a first for FemEng and it’s great for our peers to be working together prior to our arrival. We can’t wait to join them!