The Asian University for Women (AUW) has recently concluded its Math and Science Summer School on its campus in Chattogram.
The university, in association with Chevron, has been organising the event to empower young female students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
According to a press release, the AUW Math and Science Summer School ended with a closing a ceremony on 8 August, 2019. This year, a total of 61 female high school students were selected to attend the five-week summer school focussed on STEM subjects.
All the students were awarded certificates of merit in recognition of completing the programme. Two students, Tasnia Raisa Choudhury and Shorna Biswas, received the 'Emerging Woman Leader in STEM' awards for their academic performance and leadership skills, says the press statement.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud attended the closing programme as chief guest while Ismail Chowdhury, director of Corporate Affairs of Chevron Bangladesh, and Waseka Ayesha Khan, member of parliament, among others, were present as special guests.
The AUW Math and Science Summer School allows students to delve into the world of STEM through hands-on activities and lectures.