Canadian Governor General Julie Payette inspires AIMS students to follow dreams, build a better world.

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On 9 April 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette visited AIMS Rwanda and interacted with AIMS students as part of activities during her official visit to Rwanda to participate in the 25thCommemoration of the Genocide of the Tutsi. The Governor General, who was accompanied by a team of high-profile Canadian officials, was received …

Why It Matters to Have Women Role Models in Mathematics- #Women’sMonthSeries

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Alexandra Rogers, a PhD in Mathematics candidate, who is currently tutoring mathematics at the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre in Kigali, Rwanda chose to pursue mathematics over history – her other favourite subject – because she figured it would be an easier option. “I think I chose mathematics because I thought it would be easier than history …

AIMS Rwanda Co-Operative Master’s GraduateAspires to Empower Girls- #Women’sMonthSeries:

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Sylvera Massawe, a young Tanzanian woman, who recently completed a Co-operative Master’s degree programme in Mathematical Sciences at the Africa Institute for Mathematical  Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Kigali, Rwanda is determined to inspire disadvantaged girls in her country to follow her footsteps. Massawe had the opportunity to undergo the 18-month industrial-based programme that blends course work and practical industry experience …

AIMS alumnus Taboka Chalebgwa wins AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship

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  AIMS alumnus Taboka Chalebgwa winsAIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship   AIMS alumnus Taboka Prince Chalebgwa, from Bostwana, has been named recipient of the highly sought-after AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently, a final year PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, Taboka’s current research focuses on Nevanlinna Theory and algebraic values of meromorphic functions. He will be hosted …

Bliss as AIMS Rwanda Co-Op Master’s program graduates

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AIMS Rwanda pioneer co-op class graduates The first AIMS Rwanda Co-Op class graduated in an intimate ceremony that honored the ten graduates from six different African countries before family, friends and AIMS staff on the 27th February 2019. The 18-month work integrated learning program gives an opportunity for industry oriented students to do a six-month industry placement in addition to the …

AIMS Women in Science Initiative launches publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science

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Kigali— 11 February 2019 — At an event to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched a special publication “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication will be an annual effort managed by the AIMS Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program which works with …

Women scientists encourage Rwandan girls to continue in STEM related fields

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19 February 2019 – Located 50 kilometres east of Kigali, Last week, Rwamagana District was abuzz with activities to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Over 400 female students from 50 schools gathered for an event organized by AIMS-Teacher Training Program (AIMS-TTP) Rwanda and Mastercard Foundation Leaders in Teaching program, in partnership with Forum for African …

Waterloo University Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing visits AIMS Rwanda to discuss partnership to improve mathematics teaching

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From 29th October to 3rd November 2018, a delegation from the University of Waterloo’s Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing (CMEC) led by Professor J.P. Pretti visited AIMS Rwanda. CMEC is one of Canada’s largest outreach organizations in mathematics and computer science. The center focuses on increasing interest, enjoyment, confidence, and ability in mathematics and computer science among learners …