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AIMS Announces the Small Research Grant Program for Alumni

The continuous professional growth of AIMS students and alumni remains a top priority for the AIMS network. With generous support from the government of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and within the framework of the AIMS Research for Africa Project, AIMS is pleased to launch the AIMS Small Research Grant Program, a five-year grant program that will provide the opportunity for students and Alumni to conduct individual research projects. Read

The AIMS Network Welcomes Dr Wilfred Ndifon and Dr Gaston Mazandu into the AIMS Research Community

With generous support from the government of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and within the framework of the AIMS’ Research for Africa Project, the AIMS network is pleased to welcome Dr Wilfred Ndifon and Dr Gaston Mazandu to the AIMS research team. Working from both AIMS-Ghana and AIMS-South Africa as their base, the two researchers will collaborate as Joint AIMS Career Development Research Chairs in Quantitative Immunology and Bioinformatics, a research area with relevance to some pertinent diseases in Africa like influenza, tuberculosis and malaria. Read

AIMS Founder and Chairman Conferred Honourary Doctorate

Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU convocation ceremony on April 9. “I am amazed and honoured to receive this degree,” Turok said in his address to the convocation. “The opportunity to associate with a university with such a strong spirit was one I couldn’t pass up.” Read

AIMS Executive Director calls for uncommon approach to STEM education

Thierry Zomahoun made an impassioned plea to shake up the status quo when it comes to educating youth in math and science. He did this as a panelist during a round table discussion about Africa’s emerging centres of excellence, such as AIMS, at the University of Michigan in the United States. “Einstein said that excellence is doing a common thing in uncommon ways,” Zomahoun reminded the audience. “We must broaden the traditional methods we use to teach these subjects and add entrepreneurship skills and applied problem-solving that address Africa and the world’s development needs.” Read

AIMS Executive Director to argue the merits of STEM education in Africa

Executive Director Thierry Zomahoun will travel to the Great Lakes State, Michigan, on April 1 to attend the University of Michigan’s Third Biennial Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-Africa Conference titled Effective U.S. Strategies for African STEM Collaborations, Capacity Building and Diaspora Engagement. The conference will last four days, feature more than 60 speakers and panelists and cover the latest on STEM education partnerships and growth, as well as African Diaspora participation at US institutions of higher education. Read

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