#001: Marwa Soudi — Tinkering, Troubleshooting, and Teaching During a Pandemic
Marwa Soudi is an engineer, entrepreneur, teacher, and self-proclaimed tinkerer who claims she never uses a manual to build furniture. Marwa has a B.Sc. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, as well as a M.Sc. in High Power Lasers and Meta-material devices from Alexandria University. She has also earned her Masters in Educational Technology from the University of Tartu. She co-founded the STEM-centric company, Ideasgym, in 2011, an organization which enriches the educational journeys of children in Egypt through project-based curricula.Marwa is decorated with a lengthy list of awards, including but not limited to:Winning first place in the MSMEs category for her Ideasgym work in the Women in ICT AwardsBeing a finalist in Miss Digital Africa 2019Being selected as a Tony Elemelu Foundation Entrepreneur in 2018She has been a World Robot Olympiad National OrganizerShe has been a former speaker at the 2012 Global Education Forum in DubaiIn addition to all of these accomplishments, Marwa is also a co-founder of the IEEE Egypt Women in Engineering affinity group, a former IEEE RAS Juniors chair, and was a DigiGirlz robotics workshops leader for Microsoft Egypt from 2014 to 2019. As we speak, her and her team are working hard to develop a new e-learning environment based on constructionist principles. Follow Marwa and Ideasgym via the links below!Marwa's LinkedInIdeasGym websiteIdeasGym on LinkedInIdeasGym on InstagramIdeasGym on FacebookIdeasGym on Twitter Sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com.