Intel Malaysia is helping to nurture the scientists, engineers and technologists of tomorrow by encouraging students to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM
), through the inaugural Get SETT program that was launched in March.
By making STEM subjects as engaging as possible for students, Intel is working to arm students with the knowledge and skills to be the driver of tomorrow’s innovation economy. The program is run by Intel employee volunteers and has been designed to create a fun way of learning Science, Math, Engineering and Technology for K-12 students.
The program made every effort to recruit female students and was launched with an event held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. One hundred ten students participated in the event. (89 girls and 21 boys) There were a variety of fun activities which taught science and technology skills. Secondary school students gained basic engineering knowledge by learning to assemble a PC out of computer components and make it work. They participated in a “Systematic innovation” exercise to learn an innovative approach to problem solving, analysis, and critical thinking skills. And they built and programmed robots using Lego* Robotics*.
Future sessions will be offered throughout upcoming school holidays for both primary and secondary school students.
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