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

ID: 55132 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Gerri Light and Jorge Santiago-Aviles, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Thursday, July 11 2:00-2:20 PM Location: Room 117 View on map

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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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