Rezaul Karim, Chattogram: The Asian University for Women (AUW) has taken strides this summer to empower young women in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The AUW Math & Science Summer School, powered by Chevron, selected 61 of the brightest female high school students across Bangladesh to participate in an intensive five-week program focused on STEM subjects. The summer program equipped students with the competence and skills necessary to excel in further STEM-oriented studies and careers.
The AUW Math & Science Summer School concluded with a Closing Ceremony at the Asian University for Women campus in Chittagong, Bangladesh on August 8, 2019. Special guests of the event included Mr Ismail Chowdhury, Director of Corporate Affairs of Chevron Bangladesh and MrsWaseka Ayesha Khan, Member of Parliament, Chattogram, Bangladesh. Mr Chowdhury commended the initiative and is pleased with the collation between AUW and Chevron. Mrs Khan believes programs such as this one will actively encourage young Bangladeshi women to engage in STEM education.
The Chief Guest, Hon’ble Minister of Information of the Government of Bangladesh, Dr Hasan Mahmud, addressed the audience, “AUW brings a source of pride for Bangladesh and Chittagong. AUW is a world-class university by all standards and AUW doesn’t only educate women; it empowers women. I encourage you all not just to dream big, but to combine your dreams with your efforts to reach your goals.”
All students were awarded a Certificate of Merit in recognition of completing the program. Family and friends of the students attended the Closing Ceremony. Two students, Tasnia Raisa Choudhury and Shorna Biswas, received the Emerging Woman Leader in STEM Award for their exemplary academic performance and leadership skills.
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