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    New Era College Sponsors and Participates in the First All-Africa STEM Awareness Conference in Lusaka, Zambia

    26 October, 2021

    New Era College of Arts, Science and Technology recently came on as a platinum sponsor and
    participated in the First All-Africa STEM Awareness Conference which was held in Lusaka, Zambia on the
    23rd to the 24th of September.
    The aim of the Conference was to raise awareness on STEM education and discuss possible STEM based
    solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges facing Africa today. New Era College sent
    along its team of STEM engineers who were led by Senior Lecturer for Electrical and Electronics Mr. Fred
    The College made a presentation on the use of STEM in Agriculture and showcased some of the
    innovative solutions the team has come up with for farmers. One such solution is an automated water
    management system that uses GSM to communicate remotely with the farmer thus reducing his
    constant need to be on site. Speaking during the presentation Mr. Musunga mentioned that “the system
    is useful for both commercial and non-commercial farmers. STEM solutions in Agriculture would
    increase food yield and cement food security in African countries, taking in consideration that Africa has
    a plethora of raw materials.”
    Skills in programming, robotics and electronics will be vital for the success of every young learner who
    wishes to have a thriving career in the future job market. New Era College prides itself on producing job
    ready graduates who receive adequate industry training during the course of their studies through their
    industrial attachment program.
    New Era College and the Zambia STEM Foundation engaged in a Memorandum of Agreement in 2020,
    with the goal to expand, exchange and foster knowledge and insight in STEM education between
    regions. Following the conference, the College STEM Engineers conducted a special training for the
    Zambia STEM Foundation and University of Zambia Engineering students, on the use of the College’s
    STEM kits and technology. These innovation kits encourage learners to innovate on their own and create
    their own unique solutions. Through extending these skills to the Zambian STEM foundation, The College
    aims to promote STEM education in marginalized student groups to improve livelihoods in African.