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West Point Promotes STEM Learning in South Africa


U.S. Military Academy math professor Samuel Ivy lectures South African students.

Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy promoted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning to gifted students in South Africa last month.

Credit: AIMS Media Specialist Yasmin Hankel

Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), in partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), last month promoted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to 70 gifted students in South Africa.

The representatives spent three days working with faculty at AIMS to facilitate practical modules and foster confidence in learning for the African students.

The outreach event was made possible through collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, the U.S. Africa Command, West Point, and the researchers, staff, and graduate students at AIMS South Africa.

Participants brought a "programmable circuit" laboratory to the training to introduce the students to technological discovery via exploratory exercises.

The training took place during South Africa's National Youth Month, which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, innovators and leaders in the nation.

From U.S. Army Research Laboratory
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