Delhi school girls may soon get an app from EY to learn science, tech, engineering, and math

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  • Audit multinational E&Y has announced a mobile platform in partnership with Tribal Planet — EY STEM Tribe — that will make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning more interactive and ‘gamified.’
  • It will be extended extend to over 6,000 girls across 45 schools in Delhi NCR.
  • The company also plans to expand its reach to schools in the United States, starting with Seattle and Atlanta.
  • The mobile app will offer interview sessions, experiments, videos and articles on STEM education.
Now, as many as 6,000 girls in Delhi NCR school will be able to earn points as they learn science and maths. This is a part of the audit multinational Ernst & Young’s initiative to improve the quality and instruction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), especially to girls.

Along with Tribal Planet, E&Y created a mobile platform called EY STEM Tribe.

The free mobile app which aims to help girls between 13 -18 years, will make learning fun, interactive and gamified. The app will be provided to 45 schools in Delhi NCR.

“Higher secondary classes of Delhi government schools have 57% students as females while only 43% are in the science stream. This situation and stereotypes like boys for science and girls for humanities need to be broken now,” said Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi.

E&Y plans to expand the reach of the platform to schools in the United States, starting with Seattle and Atlanta.

The initiative is a part of EY’s global Women in Technology movement. “We are pleased to launch this global initiative in India, that has the potential to scale rapidly, empowering young girls to learn STEM in a pragmatic and contemporary manner,” said Rajiv Memani, Chairman and Regional Managing Partner, EY India.

Earn ‘rewards’

The mobile app will offer interview sessions, experiments, videos and articles on the said subjects. Students can earn points whenever they complete a session or an activity.

It will have modules on science, such as climate change, space exploration; technology, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing or blockchain and the future of work and skills.

“As girls build their rewards wallet and see points accumulate, they redeem points in three ways — fun rewards, important rewards and lasting rewards,” E&Y said in a press release.

The fun reward will offer STEM-related products while the important reward will extend work shadowing opportunities and virtual sessions on interview skills, CV and workplace ethics.

The ‘lasting reward’ will enable the students to donate their points to a cause to boost women empowerment. They can also earn UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) badges as a part of this gamified process.

See also:
Audit firms EY, Deloitte, KPMG plan to add 63,000 digitally skilled professionals
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