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    Home  »  News  »  New Era College Discusses Innovative Industry Transformation through STEM at the 2022 Engineering Forum

    New Era College Discusses Innovative Industry Transformation through STEM at the 2022 Engineering Forum

    05 April, 2022

    New Era College Discusses Innovative Industry Transformation through STEM at the 2022 Engineering Forum

    New Era College of Arts, Science and Technology continues to play a huge role in STEM education and is a positive contributor to the national transformational agenda through their research and advances in STEM in agriculture.

    The College participated in the annual Engineers forum which was organised by the Engineering Registration Board from the 1st to the 4th of March 2022. The forum is an annual platform for all stakeholders in the Engineering industry to gather, share insights and discuss challenges and policies that could advance the industry.

    Senior lecturer in the faculty of Engineering, Mr Fred Musunga; showcased through a presentation, some research on STEM in agriculture conducted by students at the College, which was accompanied by their own innovative projects prototypes. One of the presented solutions was an automated irrigation system which can be controlled remotely through mobile phone communication.

    Moreover, the college was a part of a panel discussion on STEM in higher education represented by the Vice President of Administration and Finance Mr. Daruosh Ghodrati. Giving his remarks on STEM developments at the College, Mr Ghodrati said, “We have introduced a tinkering lab at the College where students are given free time to “Tinker” with STEM kits in their spare time and come up with their own innovations. We are also committed to promoting women in STEM as a way of levelling the playing field in the traditionally male dominated industry.”

    The College was also given the opportunity to showcase its STEM kits product line to the public which cover the areas of electronics, programming and robotics. These form the core of skills needed for the fourth industrial revolution workforce. Through the use of STEM education the College is committed to transforming the future of its graduates by giving them industry relevant skills and preparing them to be key players in the knowledge based economy through their own innovations.