STEM4Good Américas

Congratulations to the winners of the contest STEM4Good Américas!!!

Close to 4,000 participants from OAS member states submitted initiatives to participate in the STEM4Good Américas contest. Here are the winners:​

Winners in the individual category
Winner: Learning to Recycle, by Johan Felipe Báez Maldonado, 17 years old (Colombia).
First runner-up: Tourist Ecuador, by Erick Rivadeneira, 17 years old (Ecuador).
Second runner-up: CulturApp, by Charles León, 17 years old (Guatemala).

Winners in the team category
Winner: Cattleya Orchid, promoted by three young persons from El Salvador.
First runner-up: Tuik, created by two young persons from Mexico.
Second runner-up: Chavohua, created by a team of three young persons from Mexico.

Winners in the high school category
Winning high school: the Don Bosco Public Religious School of La Tola, Quito (Ecuador).
Additional Finalist: Although the contest had planned to award this prize to one single winner in this category, it was decided that an additional finalist would be awarded the prize: the San Juan Bosco Salesian High School of Tuluá (Colombia), for their GreenApp.
Special recognition was also granted to the Maiti High School of El Salvador, represented by a team of three 12-year-old girls. Although they were unable to compete because they did not have the minimum age required in the contest rules, they nevertheless decided to submit their App aimed at preventing illness.

The contest’s prizes will consist of technology supplies: robot-building kits that Lego has given to the OAS for the contest, as well as cell phones, smartwatches, and Google Play Licensing. The purpose is to encourage the region’s young people to continue developing their STEM competencies.

For more information, please see Press Release
 

 
2030 ICT Alliance

The OAS/CITEL professional development scholarship program offers scholarship opportunities in telecommunication​The goal of the 2030 ICT Alliance is to promote development in the region by mobilizing resources and products that contribute to increased connectivity and foster digital knowledge, in order to improve the quality of the education in the Americas and promote talents for the new digital economy. At the moment, the companies that partnered in the Alliance are: Millicom, Cisco, America Movil, Telefonica and ECLAC. 

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Private Sector Initiatives and Support: Telefonica | Millicom | America Movil | Cisco

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