Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, The Boeing Company, DOW Chemical, Anadarko Petroleum and World Learning will gather with select guests to inaugurate the Algiers STEAM Resource and Training Center—the first of its kind in Algeria.

Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, STEAM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with hands-on innovation. Students work on real-world problems in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community and the global world of work. Around the world, STEAM programs are multiplying in number and impact as modern industry seeks young people able to contribute to innovation in these fields.

The Algiers STEAM center is an industry-led initiative to strengthen the innovation, critical thinking and communication skills of the Algerian workforce via direct training of youth, targeted training of teachers and community education forums and events. The Boeing Company, DOW Chemical, Anadarko Petroleum and the U.S. Embassy are supporting the STEAM Center, which will be based in the headquarters of World Learning in Algeria.

World Learning is a non-profit international organization working to promote leadership, empower people and strengthening institutions in over 75 countries through education, development and exchange programs. World Learning has been active in Algeria since 2005, implementing projects in partnership with the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

During the inauguration, attendees will have the opportunity to observe numerous student and teacher activities that will illustrate the positive impact the STEAM program will generate for young Algerians over the coming years.