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 …

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 …

New Interventions for a Changing World: Celebrating African Women Scientists on the Frontlines of Climate Change

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AIMS is please to share our first edition of “New Interventions for a Changing World: Celebrating African Women Scientists on the Frontlines of Climate Change.” This publication shares the profiles of outstanding African women climate scientists who are making groundbreaking contributions in their field. This publication is made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, …

AIMS and the University of Minnesota announce partnership to accelerate opportunities for Africa’s talented mathematicians

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7 February 2019- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) today announce a new partnership for knowledge exchange and to accelerate opportunities for talented African mathematicians. Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with the cutting-edge training in mathematics they need to enter technical professions or to pursue …

AIMS awards research grants to six researchers in Climate Change Science

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12 December 2018, Kigali, Rwanda Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the first cohort of the Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science: Dr. Daniel Akinyele of Nigeria, Dr. Lindani Ncube of South Africa, Dr. Ayansina Ayanlade of Nigeria, Dr. Adanna Henri-Ukoha of Nigeria, Dr. Timothy Dube of Zimbabwe and Dr Muhire Innocent of Rwanda. “Climate change …

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 …

Canadian Minister of International Development visits AIMS and meets Women in Climate Science Fellows

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16 November 2018 – On Tuesday, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie visited AIMS Rwanda with a delegation including Mrs. Leslie Norton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Africa, at Global Affairs Canada. The visit began with a tour of the AIMS Rwanda campus led by AIMS Rwanda Chief Operating Officer, Boris Degan, and discussion about the academic program …

AIMS students will help to shape Africa’s future

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Cape Town, 14 November 2018: AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its seventh group of January intake students as well as the second group of students who have successfully completed the AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Programme (IIP) at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held at its centre in Muizenberg. Fifteen students (including 13 South Africans) received their AIMS Master’s Recognition …

AIMS celebrates World Science Day with teachers and students

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10 November 2018 – AIMS through its teacher training program in Rwanda celebrated World Science Day for Peace and Development with a breakfast for various stakeholders in the education sector including the officials of Rwanda’s Ministry of Education, teachers, students, parents, AIMS Rwanda alumni, the Rwanda Association of Women in Science and Engineering and members of the private sector and …