LBF-SHETECHs Cohort 3 experience By Amara Anene(A participant)

My name is Amarachukwu  Anene, and this is my experience at the LBF program, which took place November, 2021.

          They kicked off with a meet and greet from the participants, sponsors and supervisors. We were then introduced to the particular topic we would be majoring on, which is “Embedded systems”. It was fun getting to know what we were going to work on exactly.

          On the first day, we did a general study on computer knowledge. This was done for the benefit of those who had little or no knowledge of the in and out of a computer. The general study was done, during the first week.

          The second week came with a series of exciting events, as we were introduced to basic electrical connections we were taught how to connect batteries with LEDS and resistors, how to light up a bulb without the use of an Arduino.

This turned out to be enlightening to us as girls. At some point, we felt like bonafied Electrical Engineers.

          The tough part came with the introduction of the Arduino codes. Learning the C++ and trying to create our own simple codes was stressful, but seeing our results was worth the stress and mental hurt

          We did so many little and supposedly simple projects, for making a LED light, to making traffic lights and a tiny robot car, was worth everything.

Our final projects were done in groups.

Group 1 did an LPG gas detector

Group 2 an identification system, while

Group 3 made a pulse detector.

          This program taught us a lot of things such as patience, determination and the act of being creative. Meeting girls, who were willing to work despite the atmosphere, added some degree of fun to it. All in all, we as ladies can do it if we try.

          Thank you LBF for the work you do in inspiring women, and creating future Tech women.   

Basic programming at Al-Iman school Bauchi

today’s session at al-iman school covered the basic of programming language, why programming language, the different types of programming language as in matters to their level of knowledge. Emphasis was made on HTML as a digital skill. students were introduced to worked around the different tags for different functions

during the practical session

thanks to your facilitators and volunteers, for their endless effort as we keep inspiring innovation in these students through stem.

Embedded systems training

Today, STEMTeers commenced a post Covid19 Hands on project session for selected students in STEM clubs. Engaging students virtually for practical project Session had its limitations. Thanks to the collaboration of the American Space Bauchi and Al-Iman School Bauchi, these students were provided with more training materials and a sanitized space to engage them.Putting in check safety precautions, students were engaged with embedded systems starting with the snap circuits. Thanks to all facilitators and volunteers

STEM activities within school in Bauchi metropolis

STEMTeers STEM activities within school in Bauchi metropolis over the last months (School academic term) has been really engaging and full of impact. With the focus on inspiring innovation through STEM, we outlined programs to be achieved within respective schools as the session allowed for, including: Web Development and Mobile App Development.Within the first academic term, STEMTeers coached students on basic web development where they (students) were trained on the basics in HTML and CSS. Programming (coding) as part of STEM curriculum which the students were been engaged with, is to bring out the creativity in them as well teach them how to solve problems around them using programming skills.Eight (8) schools reached as initial take off of the STEMTeers project ll were: Railway Staff School, St Paul Secondary School, Zion Pilgrims Christ School, Jibril Aminu Model school, Divine International Academy, Federal Government Girls College, Giwo Science Academy,City Comprehensive Secondary school. Each school students were screened for a selection process of students to be trained.We celebrate our volunteers Daniel Chukwuma, Karyn No’adiah Babas, Suleiman Yakubu, James Ogwuche, Faith Ezedi, Okoye El Nino Nnamdi; For their unceasing and great support to the project in seeing these kids get trained. We celebrate them. As we close the term’s engagement in school, we look forward to more amazing STEM activities and also prepare for the second edition of STEMTeers 2020 competition. @STEMTeers