Thursday, July 11
2:00-2:20 PM
Room 117

Indoors gardening as an incentive to combine STEM disciplines in an all girls HS in Rwanda, Africa, while focusing on an international college degree.

Brief Paper ID: 55132
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    Gerri Light
    University of Pennsylvania
  2. Jorge Santiago-Aviles
    University of Pennsylvania

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.

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