Girls Day in Germany: Raising Female Interest for Technical and Managerial Learning

October 11th is Female International Day; part of partnership agreement between Goethe-Institute and Deutshe Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Thus, providing a platform for Egypt’s Reform Movement supporters, as well as promoting African cultural society.

Energy Resources, Environment, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering (EECPE) School Dean Prof. Mona Gamal El-Din started off Pro Girls Program. This program is initiated by Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) in cooperation with School Partners for future ties. For instance, different 14 year old girls from Alexandria are receiving career orientation and managerial positions, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Prof. Masaaki Suzuki, E-JUST First Vice President of Regional and International Affairs (VPRIA) started the day with welcoming the students and gave an E-JUST brief presentation. Afterwards, Energy Resources, Environment, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering (EECPE) School Dean Prof. Mona Gamal El-Din, and Girls’ Main Mentor greeted them, showing the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in future purposes.

Moreover, several female students were further introduced to different academic disciplines and research fields, especially management and STEM programs. The distinctive ladies included Miss Eman Osama from STEM School and Miss Nadeen Wael from Zahran School. In addition to Miss Mawada Mohamed and Miss Norhan Ahmed from Brilliance School.

Furthermore, the tour entailed visiting Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) Research Lab and getting familiar Solar Energy modern technologies. The Girls were clearly interested in the ERE Department, and amazed by the special lab facilities and studying tenure tracks. They also visited both Chemical and Material Science Engineering Department Labs. Afterwards, the girls headed for the campus tour and knowing more about all students housing facilities then joined together for a nice meal.

Finally, this special Girls Day at E-JUST was organized by the University for girls only. It is noteworthy to mention that towards the end of the visit, the girls showed their interest in joining E-JUST.