STEM DRC Invited to Speak at UN

On the lnternational Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr. Sandrine Mubenga represented STEM DRC in a speech at the UN about STEM Education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There was an emphasis on STEM education and the involvement of Girls in STEM professions. In the past, girls and women have been victimized by war in the DRC. But STEM DRC is helping them rise above this history by providing STEM Scholarships and promoting STEM Professions. Partnerships with other organizations and the World Bank help make this work possible. Please watch the video and then support the work. Donations can be made at to further this cause. Advancement of economic conditions in the DRC can result from making STEM Education possible.  

STEM DRC Founder Advancing the Modern Energy Sector in the DRC

Dr. Sandrine Ngalula Mubenga, Ph.D., PE is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Toledo in the State of Ohio who divides her life between the United States and her native country, Congo-Kinshasa. After coming to America to earn her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in electrical engineering, and after earning the PE designation as a Professional Engineer, she began giving back to her native country.  Dr. Mubenga began serving in gradually escalating official capacities in the energy sector in the DRC.  Currently, by the appointment of Félix Tshisekedi,  President of the DRC, her current position is that she is now Director of the Electricity Regulatory Authority in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Mubenga also gives back to the DRC with her NGO. The STEM DRC Initiative is a registered non-profit organization that funds STEM scholarships for Congolese students and helps her native country combat the Coronavirus Pandemic. IMPACT: In 2018 we started to offer 6 scholarships to students in STEM, Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Maths, so that we have more young people in these fields.  Then, with friends, we created the STEM DRC Initiative.  In 2019 we gave 53 scholarships In 2020 our students invented a new emergency […]

2021 STEM Scholarship Winners Announced

The STEM DRC Initiative, a non-profit association for the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), is pleased to announce the 100 winners of our Ngalula Mubenga STEM Excellence Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year in Democratic Republic of Congo. This marks the 3rd edition of our STEM Excellence Scholarship. Please see the full list of winners on our organizational website

100 STEM Scholarship Winners Identified for 2021-2022

Dear Member of STEM DRC, STEM DRC Initiative, a non-profit association for the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), is pleased to announce that 100 Winners have been selected for our Ngalula Mubenga STEM Excellence Scholarships in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the 2021-2022 academic year. Further details will be announced soon.

STEM DRC Initiative Founder Presents Keynote Address

STEM DRC Initiative Founder, Dr. Sandrine Mubenga, Ph.D., PE, was honored to be invited to present the Keynote Address at the Inaugural Madison College Student Showcase Event Fall 2020 on December 1, 2020.  The 3 day virtual event began On December 1, 2020 and will run until December 3, 2020 with programming from 8 AM to 10 PM each day.   The purpose of the event is to highlight the work of 90+ students from Madison College by sharing their video presentations about their work.  The program also features big ideas from prominent keynote speakers who are doing amazing work in their communities and around the world.  From the Event Program: Dr. Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga, PE is Assistant Professor at the Engineering Technology Department at the University of Toledo (UT), Ohio, USA where she received the Bachelor’s (2005), Master’s (2008) and Doctorate (2017) degrees in Electrical Engineering with honors.  Her research areas include battery management systems, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems. Her battery research won the 2018 IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference Best Poster Award in the USA, while her hybrid electric vehicle research won the 2008 University of Toledo EECS Dept. Most Outstanding Thesis Award. Prior to this role, Sandrine was the Manager of Electrical Engineering at UT […]