Bharbisya STEAM event
Nepal recently had their first school level STEAM challenge which was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as other partners. The participants were tasked with building prototypes in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in education.
Our team in Nepal was happy to help with the event, and while Ram set up the makerspace Ben was one of the judges of the event. He judged the 100+ teams on the basis of innovativeness, response to real-world problems, teamwork and design.
There were numerous projects that stood out, but the few that made a big impression were the
hydraulic digger made of MDF and syringes, a hazard map of the area around one team's school and a gravity fed light. It was a great experience to take part in this event and see students come up with unique challenges to real world problems!
You can read more about the event here.