07 Sep '11, 9am

Science Centre S'pore, UNESCO launch STEEL initiative

SINGAPORE: Science Centre Singapore is working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help build science and technology competencies of teachers and students in Southeast Asia. The flagship initiative, Science, Technology and Engineering Exchange Laboratory (STEEL), was launched on Wednesday. More than 40 teachers and government education officials from Indonesia, Thailand and Timor-Leste joined educators in Singapore at the inaugural event. The project is jointly funded by UNESCO and Texas-based firm, National Instruments. Science Centre Singapore will provide training expertise, venue, and overall workshop management. Dr Hubert Gijzen, UNESCO's Director of Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, said: "UNESCO's vision for STEEL is to popularise science, technology and engineering, and transfer knowledge to emergent communities...

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