The STEM Festival, which will come off from July 15 to August 5, 2021, is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) aimed at promoting the study of STEM in schools, educating Ghanaians on the various careers in STEM, as well as giving the Ghanaian youth the opportunity to explore and showcase their innovative ideas.
The STEM Festival constitutes the Mentorship Sessions and the Sci-Tech Fair, which were previously satellite events on the NSMQ.
The Mentorship Sessions and the Sci-Tech Fair were detached from the NSMQ in 2021 and morphed into the STEM Festival to give these events the attention that they deserve, greater exposure, as well as room to grow to their fullest potential.
The Festival will begin with the Mentorship Sessions over a three-week period from July 15 to August 5, 2021, where individuals from varied STEM industries will share their life experiences and careers with the virtual audience.
All the Sessions would be streamed live on the NSMQ and STEM Festival Facebook pages. It would also be aired live on the Joy Learning channel. The theme for the Mentorship Sessions is: ‘Prospects and Expectations in the STEM Field’.
The Festival will be climaxed by the Sci-Tech Fair, which would come off on July 29-30, 2021 at the Academic City University College in Accra.
The Fair would be in two segments; an Exhibition and the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge which would be among 10 senior high schools namely Ghana Secondary Technical School, Aggrey Memorial Senior High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, Archbishop Porter Girls’ Senior High School, Prempeh College, Obuasi Senior High Technical School, Louis Rutten Senior High School, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Mfantsipim School and Sekyedumase Senior High School.
The exhibition, which is open to Senior High Schools, Basic and Junior High Schools, Tech industries, as well as tech start-ups, will be held alongside the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge.
The theme for the Sci-Tech Fair is: ‘Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Tech Solutions’.
The STEM Festival is sponsored by Absa Bank Ghana Limited and supported by Academic City University College, Joy Learning, Joy News, YFM and Junior Camp Ghana.