[LONDON, ENGLAND, August 20th] – Five 11th graders from CEDEC International Secondary School, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria will come to the United Kingdom to collect their award as one of the finalist teams of the British International Education Association (BIEA) 2019 International STEM Youth Innovation Competition which took place on July 3-4 in London.
The award ceremony will ensue on 23 Aug 2019, 11am-12noon at the RAF Museum in London, address:Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL.
The 3 boys and 2 girls, aged 15-17,will give a presentation of their research project using drones to fight the extinction of the Africa wild dog (also known as painted wolf) in front of representatives from BIEA, Born Free Foundation, Royal Air Force Museum and Nigerian High Commission(tbc).
Phebe Joshua, Jennifer Olisama, Ekene Umegakwe, Abraham Aniekwe and Prince Opara, emerged as one the teams which most impressed the Jury by their standard of research and creativity. Their project stood out among entries submitted by students from 34 countries.
Only an estimated 6600 Africa wild dog, including 1400 mature specimens, still exist in the wild in countries like South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Chad, Benin, Central Africa Republic and Namibia. The species has already gone extinct in Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Burundi.
- Nikki Collins, CEO of BIEA. TALKING POINTS: BIEA 2012 International STEM Competition. International Education, STEM education in the UK and abroad,
- CEDEC students and their teachers, Nigerian High Commission. TALKING POINTS: STEM education in Africa, Africa wild dog protection.
- Nikki Tagg, Conservation Programmes Manager of Born Free Foundation. TALKING POINTS: Animal conservation esp. In Africa
- Royal Air Force Museum. TALKING POINTS: Usage of drone technology in science research
Video of Competition Promo: https://bit.ly/33E0Fx4
ABOUT THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
The British International Education Association (BIEA) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to promote the best of British educational practice (Early Year and STEM education) overseas.
It held its first international STEM Competition for kids aged 9 to 17 on July 3-4 in London. This year’s theme was “Using Drone Technology to Fight Animal Extinctions.”
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