Applications for the Win-STEM program are welcome from young girls and women who are passionate about or would like to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
What’s the Win-STEM about?
Win-STEM, an acronym for Winning in the fields of Science Technology Engineering, and Math, is an advocacy initiative of Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN).
The program is designed to create awareness and stimulate women and girls’ interest to venture into and master the world of STEM to improve themselves and our world in this new normal.
With a goal to identify, understand, diffuse and remove existing challenges of inequalities women and girls face, Win-STEM empowers them with needed skills to succeed in their STEM careers.
The following are key topics that will be covered:
- Policies and initiatives to boost the percentage of females in STEM;
- Overcoming new barriers;
- Creativity and innovation in the new normal.
- Contestants must identify as “female” and be at least 14 years old on the date of entry into the contest.
- If underage, contestants must have the permission of parents or legal guardians prior to entering into the contest.
Note that the person submitting the entry will be considered the contestant and will be the only one eligible to compete for the award of recognition. Organizations are not eligible to compete.
What’s in it for me?
If you are selected to participate in the Win-STEM program, you’ll be exposed to
- Training on how to improve your competence and ability in any of the STEM fields;
- Opportunity to network with like-minded peers;
Category of award
Winners would be selected in 3 categories.
Category 1 – Female Students in Secondary School: Top 25 entries
Category 2 – Female Students in Higher Institutions: Top 25 entries
Category 3 – Female Non-Students: Top 25 entries
Finalists would be recognized online on social media and presented with Awards (Special Certificate of Recognition).
How to apply
Contestants are expected to fill in the entry/sign-up form here. Individual contestants can only submit one entry.
All submissions must be original content created by the contestant.
Interested applicants have until Wednesday, March 10, 2021, to turn in their applications.
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