Ex-US envoy launches STEM laboratory in Kathmandu school

Kathmandu, June 8

Former US Ambassador Theodore Kronmiller and his son Michael Kronmiller jointly inaugurated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics lab in Kanjirowa National Secondary School, Koteshwor, today.

Inaugurating the lab, Theodore Kronmiller appreciated the efforts of Kanjirowa in establishing STEM lab to support students.

At the programme, Michael Kronmiller said collaboration with Kanjirowa on ‘project drone’ could be taken to the higher level in the days to come and strengthen STEM lab. Earlier, on June 5, Michael along with Krishpin Chaulagain, a student of  Kanjirowa, went to Kala Patthar  and conducted a successful drone flight test.

This drone project is focused on providing support in extreme environmental or man-made conditions. The drones can be used to locate victims, reduce human casualties, survey areas vulnerable to disasters and help in disaster preparedness.

Mahendra Khanal, executive director of the school, was all praise for Kronmiller family for extending continuous support to the school for last four years.

In his concluding remarks, chairman of the school Kapil Dev Regmi expressed his hope that school would be able to give a large number of students access to STEM labs. STEM lab is a joint venture of  Kanjirowa School and Robotics Association of Nepal.

Michael Kronmiller, and his project advisers have been working closely with Kanjirowa School on the ambitious drone STEM PROJECT since 2014. Michael has been helping Kanjirowa students develop experimental small unmanned aircraft systems.

Kanjirowa students are taught about assembling and flying drones, which could be helpful for a mountainous country like Nepal.