Congratulations to all our 2022 IEEE Pre-University STEM Portal Grant Recipients! 

An overwhelming number of applications, 146 in all, were received with a wide array of program types showing the enthusiasm and creativity of our IEEE volunteer community. Thirty programs are being awarded with funding totaling $40,600. The grant funding is for the implementation of an IEEE pre-university STEM outreach program. All programs will be implemented by the end of 2022 and will be added to the Volunteer STEM Portal so that others can benefit from their experience.

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Bina Semula RBT @ Minggu Sains Negara 2022 (Rebuild RBT @ National Science Week 2022)
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

Bina Semula RBT @ Minggu Sains Negara 2022 (Rebuild RBT @ National Science Week 2022) is a program that will duly serve with both an educational and a humanitarian purpose. By rebuilding laboratories at five schools in Malaysia that were damaged due to recent flooding, those laboratories can then serve to train both students and educators in various areas of STEM including microcontrollers and Internet of Things.


Biotech, Health and Medical Device Literacy Summer STEM Engineering Experience
New Jersey Coast Section, R1
Amount Awarded: $993

Biotech, Health and Medical Device Literacy Summer STEM Engineering Experience is a four-day program in New Jersey that is designed for students in grades 7-12 who are interested in expanding their knowledge of basic medical devices, genetics, molecular biology, and biotech lab skills. Students are immersed in hands-on activities and laboratory experiments that are designed to increase technical literacy and spark interest in biotechnology and medicine. 


How Computers Work Workshops
Northern Canada Section, R7
Amount Awarded: $1000

How Computers Work Workshops is a program in Northern Canada that will introduce students ages 14-18 to concepts in software engineering, aiming to demonstrate how computers work, build coding curriculum, and show children what computer and software engineering professionals do. Students will receive hands-on exposure to coding using Arduino kits and lessons, such as Arduino Blink Challenge from IEEE TryEngineering website.


Idea Pitching Competition “ Pinch your Spark”
India Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $335

Idea Pitching Competition “ Pinch your Spark” is a program in India where students ages 14-18 can present their innovative STEM ideas in front of a panel with the hope of being selected to receive a bootcamp in microcontrollers and programming to help support their initiatives. Students awarded a spot in the bootcamp will receive basic training on different microcontrollers, exposure to various sensors, and real time project development with the help of a basic sensor kit and microcontroller.


IEEE SLInspire 2022
Sri Lanka Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

IEEE SLInspire 2022 is a project in Sri Lanka launched with the aim of taking a sustainable approach in order to resolve some of the critical challenges faced by the Sri Lankan STEM student community and others. Through STEM education and career development seminars, students ages 11-18 will be made aware of various known opportunities brought forward from the education sector within the nation, setting them up for an optimal educational path and successful career.


IEEE Solar Energy Camp CST to Promote Use of Solar Energy in Bhutan
Bhutan Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

IEEE Solar Energy Camp CST to Promote Use of Solar Energy in Bhutan is a program that aims to introduce STEM concepts to pre university students in Bhutan, especially in the field of renewable energy and solar energy technologies that are quite relative to the country’s resources. Through a three-phase workshop, the participants will be introduced to different forms of renewable energy and their importance, along with hands-on training of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems.


IEEE STEM Experience at TEC Costa Rica
Costa Rica Section, R9
Amount Awarded: $1000

IEEE STEM Experience at TEC Costa Rica is a program to help educate high school students about STEM majors and education options with the hope of overcoming socio-economic barriers and prejudices within the region, especially as it pertains to female students. Program participants from local partnering high schools will receive exposure to STEM topics such as App Inventor, Visualino, and Arduino. 


IEEE STEMόνειρα
Sri Lanka Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $1969

IEEE STEMόνειρα is a program in India that is designed to empower grades nine and ten students from rural areas by educating them in IT and providing hands-on training to computers in an effort to raise the percentage of rural students with computer literacy. Through a series of workshops, the program will provide participants with basic understanding about online resources, computer ergonomics, computer literacy, basic coding knowledge, internet of things, and Arduino. 


IEEE Women in Engineering Project-Based Learning School Camp
Hyderabad Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

IEEE Women in Engineering Project-Based Learning School Camp is a one-week program in India for students ages 11-18, providing a platform for project-based learning to help prepare students around the globe for an education in STEM and make them industry-ready. Hands-on sessions through this program will expose students to real-world applications of current technological trends and give them a first brush to different STEM Fields. 


Let STEM Visit Again IEEESTEC
Serbia and Montenegro Section, R8
Amount Awarded: $2000

Let STEM Visit Again IEEESTEC is a program in Serbia designed to encourage the involvement of the pre-university high-school students in STEM with a focus on hands-on applications.Through interactive workshops and a final competition, students learn to work in a team, exchange ideas, and learn to quickly identify and solve a problem and contribute to the result.


Library Embedded Programming Series
Ozark Section, R5
Amount Awarded: $980

The Library Embedded Programming Series will be a 10 week, reproducible program aimed at engaging students from the elementary through the middle school years in tactile, hands-on projects that facilitate skill development in programming and basic electronics. Participants will be able to build a number of basic circuits using a solderless breadboard and basic components and have an understanding of basic programming concepts. Read more about Library Embedded Programming Series in this TryEngineering program spotlight


My Robot Friend Workshop Uganda
Uganda Section, R8
Amount Awarded: $2000

Robots are a great educational tool for giving students hands-on experience with technology, providing them exposure to design, building, programming, and testing. My Robot Friend Workshop Uganda is a program designed to let children of all ages, along with parents and teachers, have hands-on exposure to robotics by using the LEGO Education Core Set to build the robot and the EV3 software.


Olimpiadas de Matemáticas & Programación
Paraguay Section, R9
Amount Awarded: $119

Olimpiadas de Matemáticas & Programación is an olympics-inspired program that teaches the fundamental subjects of STEM learning with the goal of increasing an interest in STEM education and career paths. Participants will engage in three workshops focusing on mathematics and programming and will follow with a competition.


One Day Industrial Tour to Green Building (PEDA Building Chandigarh)
Delhi Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $500

One Day Industrial Tour to Green Building (PEDA Building Chandigarh) is a one-day tour specially designed for 11th and 12th grade students in Punjab, where they can visualize concepts in energy including transformers, electromagnetic relays, and capacitor banks. Following this tour, student participants will have a greater understanding of the importance of renewable energy sources, carbon footprints, sustainable environments, and energy management and conservation. Read more about One Day Industrial Tour to Green Building (PEDA Building Chandigarh) in this TryEngineering program spotlight


Ottawa Robotics Competition School Outreach Program
Ottawa Section, R7
Amount Awarded: $2000

The Ottawa Robotics Competition School Outreach Program is the only volunteer-run robotics competition in Ottawa, offering low barriers to entry for local students grades four through twelve. The contest encourages young participants to employ their imagination to construct robots and compete in a number of categories including a line-following race, sumo, and drawing.

 

Power Girls: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Campus in Public Schools
Columbia Section, R9
Amount Awarded: $500

Power Girls: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Campus in Public Schools is a project aimed at strengthening STEM skills in girls in their final years of high school through a pilot plan to bring the campus closer to a sustainable system. A student branch team and the mentor teachers will lead a team of girls in the creation of a first design phase of the urban garden, identification of resources (solar and biomass) and prototyping of a first approach to this self-sustaining system. Read more about Power Girls: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Campus in Public Schools in this TryEngineering program spotlight

 

Practical Activities That Foster STEM Curiosity Among High School Students in Far North Queensland
North Australia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $905

Practical Activities That Foster STEM Curiosity Among High School Students in Far North Queensland is a STEM-engagement workshop targeting students from ages 11-18 to be implemented in local exposition events like STEM and career fairs. Through each 45 minute workshop, students are exposed to the application of physical and mathematical knowledge such as Newton’s law and forces, problem-solving skills, and teamwork.

 

Pre-University Capacity Building Workshop on Artificial Intelligence
Kerala Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

Pre-University Capacity Building Workshop on Artificial Intelligence is a program designed to reach Kerala educators teaching students ages 14-18 and provide them with exposure and training in Artificial Intelligence and enabling them to bring it to the classroom. Teachers can then provide their students with an understanding of AI and the skills to think critically and knowledgeably about the implications of AI for society and the world.

 

Roboteam STEM Experience 3rd Edition
Argentina Section, R9
Amount Awarded: $1000

Roboteam STEM Experience 3rd Edition is an initiative carried out by volunteers from IEEE Women in Engineering Argentina affinity group, with the purpose of encouraging scientific-technological vocations in children and adolescents. Through free workshops targeted for students ages 14-18, students can experiment and learn about STEM disciplines such as electricity, electronics, energy, programming and robotics.

 

School Lab Outreach Program
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $950

School Lab Outreach Program introduces students in Malaysia ages 14-18 to the fun-filled, inquisitive world of sensors and their use in applications with positive impact to daily life. Through this workshop, the exposure to hands-on experiments using Maker Uno microprocessor can help to spark future interest in high school students to pursue STEM subjects.

 

Science and Technology Workshop for Secondary Schools
Nigeria Section, R8
Amount Awarded: $1700

Science and Technology Workshop for Secondary Schools is a workshop designed to train and educate the underserved secondary school students in Lagos, ages 11-18, on how they can improve their grades to pursue careers in science and technology. The workshop will provide hands-on activities that will get students thinking and encourage teamwork and collaboration, and it will also encourage them to set goals and build skills in their pre-university STEM education. Read more about Science and Technology Workshop for Secondary Schools in this TryEngineering program spotlight

 

STEAM for Social Good
Kerala Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $1995

The STEAM for Social Good presents a program in India that compliments existing pedagogical approaches in semi-urban and peri-urban schools in India with the critical 21st-century skills that are currently left unaddressed. By leveraging a ten day STEAM camp and a two-day Makeathon in fields of study such as coding and internet of things, this program will prepare children to start thinking about how they can leverage technology to solve real world challenges.

 

STEM Summer Camp IEEE Kuala Lumpur 2022
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

STEM Summer Camp IEEE Kuala Lumpur 2022 is a program designed to increase the interest of pre-university students to venture into STEM-related fields by emphasizing sustainable knowledge and technology. This will be a three-day camp for students ages 13-17 that will highlight STEM education in the areas of environmental engineering, Internet of Things, electrical engineering, and industrial design.

 

STEM Workshop and Community Engagement in Kampung Bali Village, Tronoh, Perak Malaysia
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $980

STEM Workshop and Community Engagement in Kampung Bali Village, Tronoh, Perak Malaysia is a two-day STEM activity with the aim to cultivate a strong interest in STEM education among school-aged students in the community. This program includes a series of four STEM workshops together with interactive and fun activities such as building a mobile robot and constructing a mini-building.

 

Sustainable Technology and Renewable Energy for Adaptive Management of Disasters (STREAM-D)
Kerala Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $992

Sustainable Technology and Renewable Energy for Adaptive Management of Disasters (STREAM-D) is a one-day workshop for students in the Kelara area, ages 14-18 that will aim to impart basic knowledge that will prepare students in disaster-prone areas for any upcoming hazards including floods, electricity shortages, storms, etc. In the workshop, students will design and develop a portable emergency solar mobile charger that will not only contribute to their hands-on STEM education but can be retained and used in the case of a weather-related emergency. 


Telecom Engineer at a Glance
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $840

Telecom Engineer at a Glance is a workshop program for high school students in Malaysia that will aim to increase STEM literacy in telecommunications and increase awareness of options in university STEM education and career paths. The workshop will engage students with advanced telecommunications equipment and provide students with a telecom engineer as a mentor for a career in STEM.

 

Tor to Tech
Madhya Pradesh Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $914

Tor to Tech is a program in the Madhya Pradesh area that will serve as a platform for young minds to experience how a high-end computer works by understanding processes with microcontrollers and Arduino. Through a multi-day workshop, local students ages 14-18 will be given an academic background, hands-on experience, and a competitive opportunity with learning these advanced technologies.

 

UnBaby
Centro-Norte Brasil Section, R9
Amount Awarded: $1000

UnBaby is a program in Brazil that is aimed at highlighting career opportunities in the areas of STEM related careers including engineering fields such as circuit building, programming, and car design. Local students ages 14-18 can participate in a multi-day event including a competition to inspire further STEM learning for the future.

 

Underwater Robotics Workshop
Malaysia Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

Underwater Robotics Workshop is a program in Malaysia that seeks to attract and motivate students to technology through the construction and the operation of the underwater vehicle. In this program for students ages 11-18, the students will create simple yet functional low-cost and remote-operated underwater prototypes using everyday materials whenever possible.

 

University of School Mentoring: Reaching STEM Access to Rural Settings in Bhutan
Bhutan Section, R10
Amount Awarded: $2000

University to School Mentoring on STEM is a six-day program in Bhutan that can mentor both students and teachers in various applications of STEM learning including automation, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, and programming. The goal of this program is to provide early access to STEM and associated technologies to spearhead youths’ preparation for the future workforce with job-ready skills.