As technological advances become an integral part of our factories and work-spaces, a strong background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will be non-negotiable for workers seeking to improve their career prospects. While automated processes will make certain jobs obsolete, the need to implement and maintain automated systems will create a host of new high-paying opportunities. That is, if the next generation of workers has the skills to fill these vacancies.
Most educational systems were founded in a time when “learning” meant “rote memorization.” Today, however, we live in an exponentially changing world in which success demands creativity and innovation. Simple facts are available at the click of a button but connecting ideas to draw new conclusions in not so easy. Unfortunately, innovation is still not a valued learning objective in most schools today.
This is where STEMUP Educational Foundation is coming in to the picture. Our mission is to inspire and engage students to become interested in pursuing STEM careers and to become innovators, problem solvers rather than just becoming consumers. Our organization carries out several initiatives to reach that goal.
Micro:bit Sri Lanka from its initiation has strived to empower the community by teaching kids programming using Micro:bit devices.
CoderDojo Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan network of “CoderDojo” – an international movement oriented around the running of fun, free and social coding clubs for young people.
There is a high probability of being no field left untouched by ML and AI in the future. All of which makes it very important for us to ensure that our kids are well versed in both ML & AI
STEM Ambassadors include people from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. They help bring a new and inspiring perspective to STEM lessons and career opportunities.
Our children are gifted with the power to invent and achieve amazing technological feats. It’s through creative play that they learn how to exploit these skills.
What if instead of just playing games and watching TV, your kids could actually make Their own games and animated stories? This program is aimed for kids between 8 and 16 and they'll learn how to make simple games, stories and animation.
STEMUP Academy is a community e-learning Platform maintained by STEMUP Educational Foundation. Any community expert can contribute with content and all content are freely accessible to everyone.
Hack:bit is an annual hackathon organized by STEMUP Educational Foundation. This national level hackathon for school students and university undergraduates to unleash their creativity and innovations through a disrupt product.
Hack:AI is an inter-school and university hackathon, an opportunity for young innovators from schools and universities to build solutions using data science and machine learning technologies, thus joining the national movement to drive social impact, with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to selected Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).
A full-day interactive event, which aims to inspire Sri Lankan youth to learn computer science, advocate for equity and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, parents and partners to the field.