Hawssa University STEM Center was established on September 17, 2015. Since the establishment, the center has been providing short-term training and education for elementary and secondary school teachers and students in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is accountable to Research and Technology Transfer Vice President of the University.
The objective of the center is to provide service for the community by train elementary and secondary school students in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics that enable to solve problem, be comparative, be innovative, and be creative as well as to enrich their knowledge and to build up their special talents.
Activities of the Center
Science shared campus program
Science shared campus program is one of the STEM education and training programs which is designed to deliver practical oriented and high-quality education and training (hands-on laboratory-based training) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to students from grade 9 to 12 based on the school syllabus and using similar text books.
STEM outreach is the other type of program which offers annual semester break and summer - STEM education for students from grade 7 to 12 those have special talents and performances from the schools in the nearby/university catchment/areas, by carrying out various activities such as science fairs, after school activities, etc.
Science fair is typically competitive exhibition of science projects usually prepared and presented by selected school children. Science fair in STEM the students can share their projects, ideas with their friends, parents and people who visit the fair.
STEM center visit program
The center organizes visiting programs and field trips to industries and other selected places in the university catchment areas with the aim of introducing the real-world applications of STEM concepts. In addition, the center facilitates school students and the community to visit STEM center facilities.
It is Weekend, semester break, and summer STEM education for students from grade 7 to 12. The students obtain basic computer skills, electronics sciences and programing to write programs using different software.
This is also Weekend, semester break, and summer STEM education. The lab sessions are prepared for High school students based on the syllabus.
Girls in STEM online
The program is designed to Girls only STEM education online with New York Sciences Academy.
Misrak Getahun (PhD)
Head, STEM Center, Hawassa University
Mobile +251 912 18 90 20