By Joanne Liou, Communications and Impact Specialist
At the Physics and Mathematics School‐Lyceum #61, delegation members started off the morning at the students’ robotics fair before hosting a panel discussion for 75 high school students on challenges and opportunities in STEM careers. Judith Fleenor of Sunrun moderated the panel, featuring Devanshi Sheth of Symantec, Erin Keeley of HGST, Lynn Strand of Positive Impact Partner and Ramya Sankar of Lawrence Hall of Science. Mentors
Valentina a student inventor at Bishkek Lyceum demonstrates her robotics @TechWomen #TWkgz #Kyrgyzstan @ECAatState pic.twitter.com/OlLtB8IVbL
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During lunch, the delegation learned about STEM initiatives and met with fellow exchange participants of the Fulbright Program. Samagan Aitimbetov of the Ilim Kyz project, Aida Estebesova of the Fulbright Association, Nazgul Turdubekova of Child’s Rights Defenders League and Dogdurdul Kenderbaeva of Roza Otunbayeva Foundation met with the delegation to share and exchange ideas about STEM initiatives.
In the afternoon, the delegation split between two venues to host discussions at the American Corner and SOS Hermann Gmeiner Educational Complex. Delegation members met with local high school students and explored the opportunities for both men and women in STEM. At SOS Hermann Gmeiner, mentors focused on careers in ICT and tech entrepreneurship.
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