We are focused on increasing capacity for innovation in Africa through youth and community STEM projects
ASEI is fully focused on providing and assisting learning institutions adapt to a new pedagogical approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Uganda. The approach ensures that students are involved in project-based learning in STEM fields while also cultivating skills such as collaboration, problem identification and solving, critical thinking which make them globally responsible citizens.
Set out to inspire innovation in Africa through STEM, ASEI’s design engineering makerspace provides an opportunity through space, equipment, human capital, access to research, academia for the community, industry, public sector and development partners to innovate new technologies/models that respond to key issues in the agriculture value chain, renewable energy and water resources at a community level.
THE CODE PROGRAM
The CODE program is a pioneer STEM Education project at ASEI aimed at exposing high school students to design engineering and tech innovation coupled with project-based learning, collaboration, team work and problem solving.
The space is a one stop center for all individuals interested in using shared equipment to learn, ideate and collaborate on engineering design projects.
Currently, the makerspace can support self-directed learning of electronics.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
ASEI in collaboration with research intensive universities, the private sector and NGOs is working on tech innovations that are contributing to the realization of Uganda’s vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Starting with Agriculture, Water Resources and Renewable Energy, ASEI is putting in place an enabling environment in tandem with pilot projects in Access to affordable clean water for drinking, access to affordable clean energy cooking and Agriculture Value Addition within the Rwenzori Region.
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