Women and Girls in – STEM

Written by on February 18, 2023


In recognition of Women and Girls in Science Day, the Women Empowerment Program welcomed a few of the women and girls who are making strides in the field of STEM in Guyana. These inspiring women are breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

One of the guests was Alisha Koulen, a program analyst at STEM Guyana. Ms. Koulen is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and managing various programs, competitions, and events within the organization. Her work helps to promote STEM education and engagement among young people in Guyana, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in these fields.

Diana Gittens, another guest on the Women Empowerment Program, serves as a Director on the Board of STEM Guyana. As a key decision maker, Ms. Gittens plays a vital role in shaping the direction and vision of the organization, helping to ensure that it remains focused on its mission to promote STEM education and engagement in Guyana.

Angel De Mendonca, a 14-year-old student at Brickdam Secondary School, has been a member of STEM Guyana for almost seven years. During that time, she has already built several robots, demonstrating a remarkable aptitude for engineering and technology at a young age. Her passion and dedication to STEM are an inspiration to girls everywhere, showing them that they, too, can excel in these fields with hard work and determination.

Finally, Ariel Taylor, a member of STEM Guyana since she was 12 years old, is now 17 years old and attends the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School. Ms. Taylor has been a national team member for the past three years and has also built several robots, demonstrating her talent and expertise in the field of robotics and engineering.

The achievements of these women and girls in STEM are a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and a commitment to excellence. Their work is helping to promote gender diversity and equity in science and engineering, paving the way for future generations of women to pursue their dreams in these fields. We thank Alisha Koulen, Diana Gittens, Angel De Mendonca, and Ariel Taylor for sharing their time and expertise on the Women Empowerment Program. We wish them continued success in their endeavours.


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