IEEE TryEngineering funded

STEAM for Social Good 2023

In 2022 and 2023, the "STEAM for Social Good" program, a collaboration between IEEE Try Engineering, IEEE Education Society Kerala Section, IEEE SIGHT Kerala Section, TKM College of Engineering and AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and funded by IEEE Try Engineering, aimed to harness the power of STEAM education for positive societal change. Led by IEEE STEM Ambassador Prof. Gayathri Manikutty, the program empowered middle school children to tackle real-world challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) using technology including robotics, IoT and App Development.

In 2023, the program condensed to a dynamic six-day camp followed by a one-day Makeathon, maintaining a focus on SDG-aligned problem-solving. The immersive camp deepened students' IoT and app development skills, while the Makeathon showcased their creativity in designing prototypes. Once again, four standout teams received prizes, reinforcing the program's success in promoting 21st-century skill development and inspiring students to drive positive change through STEAM education

Some highlights of the 2023 program:

- 49 students (22 girls and 27 boys) in Kollam, Kerala, india participated in the program and made 7 physical prototypes on 5 SDG based design challenges during the Makeathon.

Glimpses of the event