US Amideast, Boeing inaugurate STEM centre in Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Nov 2021

US Amideast’s office in Cairo and American leading aerospace company Boeing inaugurated on Tuesday a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) centre in Egypt.

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Amideast and Boeing open a STEM centre in Egypt with the attendance of Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing, Middle East, Turkey and Africa; Jonathan Cohen, the U.S. ambassador to Egypt; and James T. Grabowski, Amideast’s vice president for field operations. US Embassy in Cairo

“The Center will train thousands of students annually, and motivate them to pursue careers that will power Egypt’s economic growth,” US Ambassador to Cairo Jonathan Cohen said in a statement.

Over the past decade, Egypt has established 19 STEM schools in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“Together, we are building the next generation of leaders in Egypt’s growing knowledge economy,” Cohen added.

The launch of the new centre took place in the Cairo office of Amideast, a leading US non-profit organisation focused on international education and training, said.

Cohen; Kuljit Ghata-Aura, president of Boeing, Middle East, Turkey and Africa; and James Grabowski, Amideast’s vice president for field operations attended the launch ceremony.

The new STEM centre is managed by Amideast and funded by Boeing.

The centre seeks to “build creativity and problem-solving skills of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through experimentation and inquiry-based learning programs,” Amideast said.

The centre’s program offerings will work on providing students with the skills and knowledge required to “help them to better respond to the changing needs of the global economy and contribute to the nation’s economic development through innovate ideas that create impact,” Amideast added.

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