Indoors gardening as an incentive to combine STEM disciplines in an all girls HS in Rwanda, Africa, while focusing on an international college degree.
Abstract: As part of a collaboration between Penn and GGAST, we are involved in exploring the technology of indoors gardening and renewable energy. We began by exploring a cash crop and with the required science and technology needed for a successful project. The selected cultivar offering the benefits of a potential business is to cultivate tomatoes, and of course produce, package, and sell tomato ketchup. The students were all persuaded of the benefits in acquiring the pertinent skill-set, with the relevant knowledge of the basic sciences and technology. Once the project was underway and the outcome reasonable, they focus on continuing their education and obtaining a college degree outside of Africa.