U.S Embassy To Host YSEALI STEM Education Regional Workshop

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with The Asia Foundation and STEM Cambodia, will host the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) STEM Education Workshop tomorrow, said the embassy in a press release issued this morning.

The opening ceremony will take place on Feb. 28, 2018 at Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh under the presidency of Minister of Education, Youth and Sports H.E. Hang Chuon Naron and U.S. Ambassador H.E. William Heidt, it pointed out.

On Mar. 2, 2018, it added, the YSEALI participants will pitch their collaborative projects at the Cambodian Science and Engineering Festival, which is being held at Olympic Stadium. The top three projects will be recognised with small funds to put their ideas into action.

According to the same source, the YSEALI STEM Education Regional Workshop will bring together 50 young women from across 10 ASEAN countries, including Cambodia, to promote STEM education. The workshop will focus on the importance of STEM education; STEM skill gaps; women in STEM; and STEM innovation.

Launched in 2013, YSEALI is the U.S. Department of State's signature programme to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programmes and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press