What is STEM?

STEM is the acronym used to refer to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects. STEM Synergy emphasizes a hands-on approach to the application of STEM concepts that students learn during class time. Students solidify what they learn by designing their own experiments in labs but we emphasize extracurricular learning that will take kids off campus and into the community.


Students with a deep understanding and appreciation for STEM subjects are well equipped to enter into innovative fields of study that will have a positive and far-reaching impact on their community, country, and society as a whole.

How We Do It

We do our work from the ground up and are able to extend our reach by building on established community partnerships. We make a difference by continuing to stimulate our students’s curiosity and love for STEM subjects outside of the classroom.


Students get in-depth learning experience at our STEM centers where students can design and implement their own experiments.


Science fairs give our students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, build camaraderie, and strive for excellence by competing in our national science fair.


Science museums are a great way to get the entire community involved in the education of their youth because they provide a learning opportunity for the general public including teachers, organizers, and neighbors, not just students.


During the summer months, secondary students get to learn on the same equipment university students use during the school year while getting an inspirational peek at college life.


Our virtual computer labs offer students the chance to build their own IT program, which shows them the immediate, relevant, and real-world application of their knowledge.


Our shared campus program offers our students another opportunity to access university level equipment and instruction during off-peak summer months when labs are traditionally under-utilized while gaining exposure to academic life in college.

We're Stronger Together

By working with local communities, government institutions, and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to the sustainable growth of developing nations we’ve been able to bring STEM education to students across Ethiopia, Israel, Kurdistan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya. It is through continued partnership that we hope to build more STEM centers, create better access to computing resources, science museums and fairs, and collaborate on new university outreach programs in communities all over the world.

Foka Science and Engineering STEM Center

Foka STEM Center gives students of all ages access to high-quality STEM education in multiple ways and continues to be a source of inspiration for new programs and initiatives throughout Ethiopia by providing diverse experiential learning opportunities.

Science Museum at Addis Ababa Science Technology University

The Science Museum at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASM), offers access to interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to engage independently with both familiar and novel subject matter. This solidifies previously gained knowledge while inspiring visitors young and old to explore unfamiliar topics more readily.

Ethiopian National Science
Engineering and Robotics Fair

This annual event highlights the growing relevance of a strong education in STEM subjects for youth and the opportunity to cement a path forward for developing communities to peaceful prosperity.