Dal opens new STEM spaces for African Nova Scotians

January 26, 2019

Dalhousie University has opened a new learning centre, offices, and Makerspace that prioritizes African Nova Scotians in STEM disciplines. According to the Chronicle Herald, the Makerspace features a 3D printing room, soldering stations, wet lab, and collaboration workstations. The Chronicle Herald adds that Imhotep’s Legacy Academy, the university-community partnership that hosts the spaces, hires STEM university students of African heritage to teach and mentor high school participants, and that the initiative has introduced over 2,000 African Nova Scotian students to STEM in the last three years. “Our successful model of engaging community, university, mentors, students and others can be a model for others wishing to expand their participation in STEM education,” said ILA President and Board Chair Pemberton Cyrus. Chronicle Herald (NS)