In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, Students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. The right way to start is to catch them young.
To this end¸ Brainiacs STEM & Robotics in conjunction with Simply Exponential Consult Limited is running a two-weeks program which will focus on the following key STEM areas:
- Computer Programming/Coding
- Game Development/Modding
- 2/3D Animation
- Circuit Design/Renewable Energy
This great, innovative and inspiring program will take place at Pancake Hub, 17 Jibowu Street, Jibowu – Yaba, Lagos, from 25th July, 2016 – 5th August, 2016 time is 10am – 2pm (Mondays to Fridays).
In a statement, the Managing Consultant of Simply Exponential Consult Limited, Mrs. ‘Fayo Williams, decried the low level of interest in creativity and innovation in Nigeria which is a contributory factor to the nation’s over-dependence on oil. According to her, the way out will be to develop a generation of home grown inventors and solution providers. She therefore enjoined all parents to release their children for the STEM Summer Camp Program.
Simply Exponential Consulting Limited is looking towards NBTE certification/approvals as an Innovation Enterprise Institution in order to offer such creativity – enhancing courses on an on-going basis.
The benefits of this Summer Camp STEM Program to the participants include the ability to make and control robots, to program, code and create various electronic inventions. This program will also give the participants opportunity to learn side-by-side with children from other schools, be coached by experienced facilitators and be gainfully engaged during the summer break.
Mrs Fayo Williams
Simply Exponential Consult Limited