STEM is FEM Unites Girls Interested in Mechanical Engineering Community

Sep 18, 2020

STEM is FEM Unites Girls Interested in Mechanical Engineering

STEM is FEM module “Mechanical Engineering” took place on 29-30 August in Kyiv. According to a favorable epidemiological situation, 30 girls from different Ukrainian cities met in the capital and spent two days studying. The module was supported by BMW Ukraine. Representatives of UNICEF, United Nations in Ukraine, and the Embassy of Finland in Ukraine joined the opening ceremony and made motivational speeches.

The girls listened to motivational speeches by women who had built brilliant careers and now hold key positions. Among speakers, there were Päivi Maarit Laine, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Finland; Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine; Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Osnat Lubrani, United Nations Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator.

The educational module included lectures, workshops, Q&A sessions with industry specialists, and excursions to BMW Salon in Kyiv and Ukraine State Aviation Museum. The girls also used virtual reality welding with help of a Soldomatic welding simulator in order to get closer look at STEM professions.

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The closing ceremony was attended by Oksana Kuiantseva, PR Manager of Gamingtec. She explained the main goal of the CSR project and the policy of the company as an equal opportunity employer:

Oksana Kuiantseva

Oksana Kuiantseva

PR Manager of Gamingtec

Gamingtec initiated STEM is FEM project to motivate girls to choose a career in male-dominated fields. Modern technologies and open access to education open a lot of opportunities for women, and the goal of our charity educational project is to show how exciting and promising can be robotics, 3D modeling, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, and other professions. And that women can achieve truly great results in them!

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Nadiia Matus from Zaporizhzhia won the grand priх of the module – Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter. Two winners of the module are Marharyta Ivanenko from Zaporizhzhia and Alyona Kvitka from Sievierodonetsk. They were awarded with a course on Mechanical Engineering on the Udemy platform. All the participants received souvenirs to remember this educational session.

See more details about 3D Modeling and Printing module of Stem is Fem project.

More information about STEM is FEM project.

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