The application for the 2013 Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards is now open to Ugandan applicants! Google RISE Awards are designed to promote and support education initiatives in two key areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS). Once a year, Google grants awards of $5,000 - $25,000 USD to organizations working with primary and secondary school students in these fields around the world.
The Centre for Academic Achievement at DCU was one of 36 recipients of a Google Rise Award in 2012. The Centre runs after school classes in a university setting for bright primary school students from socio-economic disadvantaged areas. Each term, pupils from 32 local primary schools get the opportunity to study, for free, science, maths and engineering subjects delivered by specialised staff.
The Fundi Bots Uganda was one of the 36 recipients of a Google Rise Award in 2012. It is a technology outreach programme for students in high school and university. Their