school organised the felicitation ceremony of 18 girls from classes 8-11, who
had excelled and won prizes in the EY Stem Tribe initiative, on 25th
February 2020 at 10.30 am in the AV room.
initiative, launched by Ernst and Young (one of the largest multinational
professional services firms in the world) aims to promote STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) learning in girls and encourage them
to take up leadership roles in their careers. Available for free on Android and iOS platforms, the EY STEM Tribe mobile
app features modules on science, such as climate change, space
exploration; technology, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing or
block chain; the future of work and skills that may be
required for future; and inspirational stories of women in STEM.
The Ceremony was graced by the Founder Principal and
Director of all New Era institutions Mrs. Usha Chopra and the Principal Mrs.
Vandana Chawla. Mr. Balachander Rajaraman, a Chartered Accountant and a CSR
leader at EY, consented to be the special guest for the occasion. Ms. Neetu
Singh, the global program lead for the EY STEM Tribe program and Mr. Rohan
Malik, who works in the Education practice at EY, also attended the event.
A total of 18 girls won the awards, which included
90 X Refractor telescopes, camera drones, digital microscopes, Fitbit Versa
Lite smart watches, Samsung Galaxy tablet, Solar Robotics kits, Virtual reality
3 D headsets and pro lens kits for mobile phone. The awards were presented by
Mrs. Chopra, Mr. Rajaraman and Mrs. Chawla.
In their address to the audience, Mrs. Chopra and
Mrs. Chawla lauded this initiative and expressed hope that the number of girls
participating in this program will increase in the time to come. They believed
that this platform has the potential to make a defining impact in the education
of women, and more importantly, create better opportunities for women to pursue
later in their careers.
Mr. Rajaraman, in his address to the gathering,
expressed his happiness with the interest this program had generated among the
students of the school. He also announced a Scholarship and Mentorship Program
for the students of the school. He was hopeful that this Pilot program,
launched in Delhi, would spread to other parts of the country and the world,
and bridge the gap between men and women, especially in senior executive roles.
The students, too, shared their views and expressed
their willingness to pursue this program with more enthusiasm.