“The training of the students is in charge of United Technologies for Kids (UTK), a non-profit organization that executes the project of STEM Labs (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) to promote the teaching of science and technology in schools in developing countries”, said Andina News Agency.
Volunteer groups of students from Michigan and also from the University of Berkeley travel to teach and advise students in the first part of the training workshop that lasts three years, explained Andina.
The second part of the project is in charge of Peruvian engineering students from the Catholic, National Engineering, Technology and Engineering universities, San Martín de Porres and Universidad de Piura.
“The goal is for them to learn to use technology in projects that have a social impact in their communities, to solve the problems they see in their environment,” Huerta-Mercado told this media.
Some of the projects that have been developed include a solar panel lighting system for a community in the sierra, and a drip irrigation system for an arid area in Arequipa.
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