Girls Enrolled at the Engineering School Receive OTTO Bots from ISU
Within the frames of the Democracy Outreach–Alumni Grants Programme 2020, Ilia State University (ISU) is implementing a project Engineering School for High School Girls, which aims at promoting the field of engineering among high school girls.
The project will allow high school girls selected through a competition to receive mentoring from women who have achieved success in the engineering field and, for 12 weeks, learn more about technology and engineering, and study:
- Block programming
- Components of microelectronics
- DJI Tello Edu drone programming
- OTTO bot programming
The project participants received New Year gifts from ISU, namely OTTO bots and ISU branded hoodies.
About the Project
The project is an Individual Federal Assistance Award to the recipient Ketevan Darakhvelidze, Head of Development Office at ISU (Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Alumna 2007-2009, UGRAD 2003-2004), by the U.S. Department of State, executed by the US Embassy in Tbilisi Georgia through the Democracy Outreach/Alumni Grants Program 2020.
The main goal of the project is to interest young girls in technical and engineering fields, i.e. help them to choose engineering careers through mentoring by successful women in these fields, teaching coding and engineering and engaging them in fun competitions.
The project is led by Dr. Nana Dikhaminjia, Vice-Rector for Innovations and Science Popularization and Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering at ISU.