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Ugandan student using Marymount professor’s Mosquito! Module wins 2019 Teens Dream Global Competition

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Ugandan student using Marymount professor’s Mosquito! Module wins 2019 Teens Dream Global Competition
 
Dr. Usha Rajdev, Professor of Math and Science at Marymount University, has been working with high school students in Uganda and their principals and teachers to educate youth on mosquito-borne diseases using the Smithsonian Science Education Center’s (SSEC) “Mosquito!” Community Research Guide, part of the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project.
 
One of the 1,200 students involved in the project created a video to demonstrate his passion for sustainability, and that video won the 2019 Teens Dream Global Competition on UN Sustainable Development Goals and Earth Optimism. Congratulations to Peter Nsubuga, teacher at Wampewo Ntake High School, who entered his student, Muweera Joseph, in this competition. Joseph says this his dream is an education system centered around project-based learning.
 


To learn more about the 2019 Teens Dream Global Competition winners, click here.
 
For more information on Dr. Rajdev’s involvement in the “Mosquito!” Module, read this previous story on the project from December 2019.
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