Aisha Bowe, the youngest Caribbean-American rocket scientist to work with NASA is returning to the region to provide local students with the opportunity to win up to $10,000 plus their idea implemented within an internationally-recognized company.
Bowe, the co-founder of technology-solutions company STEMBoard, has partnered with DHL Express to present the Solar Grand Challenge. The program culminates in a solar-energy education track and pitch competition at STEMBoard’s second-annual technology camp at St. Andrew’s School in Nassau, Bahamas from July 18 – 23, 2016. “This challenge gives students throughout the Caribbean an opportunity to create portable, low-cost solar energy solutions,” she said. “Having spent my childhood in The Bahamas, I know what it is like to have to live without consistent electricity. With the region being what it is, the costs of electricity can be quite expensive to some families. Last year at our annual summer camp in The Bahamas, the students pitched some incredible ideas and one of our judges is an engineer at the Bahamas Electrical Corporation, who was very impressed with their idea.
So this time around, we wanted to open it up to the region and include students from Bermuda and the Cayman Islands to share their ideas and win the chance to come to the camp in The Bahamas to participate with us. DHL Express has been kind enough to work with us into making this happen.”Students from the winning team will earn up to $10,000 in prizes and may see DHL Express implement their idea to reduce utility costs at its facilities. Students have until April 15, 2016 to enter the contest. “We are excited to partner with DHL Express to continue to bring world-class opportunities to the youth of the Caribbean,” said Bowe, who has been featured in several major publications including most recently, Ebony Magazine.
“This year’s camp leverages international experts in engineering and entrepreneurship to encourage foster the development renewable energy initiatives.”Students may enter the contest and register their team for the DHL Solar Grand Challenge by April 15 at http://www.dhlsolarchallenge.com
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