- The three month long initiative enabled girl students to interact and participate in STEM workshops
- Outreach to smaller cities helped girl students experience the opportunities in STEM education
Covestro successfully inspires over 3,000 girl students in India with #STEM4GirlsFestival2018
Covestro, the global manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials, successfully concluded #STEM4GirlsFestival2018 with the last leg of the workshop conducted in Nagpur. The third edition of STEM workshops were conducted by Covestro along with Greenlight for Girls, Nehru Science Centre & Chandra Mohan Foundation in 6 cities across India with the aim to inspire more girl students to explore the field of STEM and promote science education in India.
The STEM Education journey started 2 years ago and this year Covestro celebrated #STEM4GirlsFestival2018 with much aplomb and wider outreach which involved travelling across Mumbai, Calicut, Dharampur, Panjim, Nagpur and Greater Noida inspiring the entire nation from all around to join the festival.
With its commitment towards promoting science education in India, Covestro last year had launched mini science centres aimed at enhancing awareness among teachers and students about the value of learning, with a special focus on science and mathematics.
With 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 16,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2017.
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Greenlight for girls is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways.
Find more information at: www.greenlightforgirls.org.
About Nehru Science Centre
Nehru Science Centre, among the four National level Science Museums in NCSM, working as the Western Zone Headquarters with five science centres in Nagpur, Calicut, Bhopal, Dharampur and Goa under its umbrella caters to the people in the Western part of India. As a part of its activities, the Centre organizes regular extensive science education programmes, activities and competitions for the benefit of the common people and students in particular.
Find more information at: https://nehrusciencecentre.gov.in
About Chandra Mohan Foundation
Chandra Mohan Foundation was founded in 2001 as a Sec 25 Company under the Companies Act, 1956 with the objective of raising public environmental awareness and promoting environmentally conscious behaviour in India.
Find more information at: https://chandramohanfoundation.org
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