STEM DAY 2024 for girls aged 9-12 on April 6, at the University's Nicosia campus

Water is the theme of this year's STEM Day organized by Frederick University for the fourth consecutive year at the University's Nicosia campus. STEM Day will take place on April 6, with a series of interactive workshops fosused on STEM fields.

STEM Day presents a series of fun workshops to girls aged 9 to 12, giving them the opportunity to experience the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields in a fun and interactive way. The workshops are specially designed by members of the University's academic and research staff. This year's workshops focus on the fields of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Robotics and Pharmaceuticals. The participants will have the opportunity to experiment in the state-of-the-art, well-equipped laboratories of the University. In addition, they will participate in an Empowerment Workshop. On the same day, the parents/guardians of the girls participating, will be able to attend a workshop on empowering their children and strengthening their self-esteem, free from stereotypes.

STEM Day is one of many activities taking place in the frame of the University's long-term campaign titled “To all women and girls: Join the Journey in Technology and Engineering”. The campaign seeks to inspire greater participation of girls in STEM fields, recognizing this as a crucial step towards tackling the underrepresentation of women and girls in these areas.

The 2020 World Economic Forum predicted that STEM fields are expected to define jobs in the future. The transition to a green and digital economy, coupled with the evolving division of labor between humans and machines, is expected to eliminate 85 million jobs and create 97 million new ones by 2025. Ms. Natassa Frederickou, President of the Council of Frederick University, comments: “How can we address these needs? By encouraging people who have traditionally been underrepresented, namely girls and women, to step closer! We recognize that girls' choices are still influenced and limited by stereotypes and outdated perceptions of 'masculine' and 'feminine' occupations. Our aim is for them to see for themselves how exciting fields related to science, technology and engineering can be, unlocking their full potential,” she notes. "Through these workshops, we aim to unfold a new world of possibilities and options before them."

STEM Day is being organized twice a year at Frederick University in Nicosia and Limassol since 2022. To date, 275 girls and 130 parents have participated in the activities.

Certificates of attendance will be given to girls and parents who attend the workshops.


Saturday, April 6, at Frederick University – Nicosia (Yiannis Frederikou 7, Pallouriotissa, 1036 Nicosia)
Arrival: 09:15 - 09:45
Duration of Activities: 10:00-13:30
Participation in STEM Day is free.

To register, click here. Limited number of seats on a first come, first served basis.


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