On 8th October ASEI in partnership with Enactus UNSW held the virtual STEM careers day with a theme “Elaborating the relevance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the world of work”
The event activities include career guidance from Industry representatives, lessons from Higher Education students, project exhibitions, experience sharing from CODE program students, Q&A session between participants and industry representatives.
The event was graced by our experienced panel of speakers including;
- Prof. Mary-Anne – Keynote speaker
- Selena Griffith – Teaching and skilling
- Victoria Nakayiza – Engineering
- Nicholas Ssebalamu – Food and Agriculture
- Godfrey Lumaama – Computer and IT
- Nakitto Irene – Medicine & Health
We received a diverse audience of academicians, students, industry and policy makers from continents such as Africa and Australia. Some of the students in attendance were from various insitutions such as UNSW australia, Gulu university, Fort portal secondary school, Kyebambe girls secondary school, Makerere university and Kyambogo university.
Key note speaker highlight
“No one is born a scientist, technologist or engineer, but you can become one if you are curious, persistent, a team player and resilient. To achieve innovation, there should be human desire, technical feasibility and business viability” – Prof. Mary Anne Williams.
Some of the feedback from the audience included;
“It was great hearing Williams’ experience in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and how curiosity and desire has led her to a successful career in that regard.”
“As an educator, i have always been passionate on attracting students towards STEM fields, thanks Selena for the experience” – Deborah Manyiraho
“Thanks to the engineering team, it was really great in the engineering breakout room” – Gulu Ramathan
“Thanks to Mr. Lumaama for the great insights in the IT field” – Caleb Mutai
Special thanks to all the speakers including Prof. Mary Anne Williams, Selena Griffith, Victoria Nakayiza, Nicholas Ssebalamu, Godfrey Lumaama, Nakitto Irene for sharing knowledge and opportunities, attendees and the Enactus UNSW.