Scientists decry low number of girls taking science courses

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Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions. The call was made yesterday as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate Mathematics Day. It is the first time the day was marked in Rwanda. Dubbed Pi-Day (π Day), the …

How Stephen Hawking left a legacy in South Africa during his 2008 visit

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The world is in mourning for Stephen Hawking. The physicist, who made science downright cool, left a legacy that deserves to be celebrated endlessly. In fact, he’s even had a huge impact here in South Africa. The professor visited Mzansi in 2008. He enjoyed a whirlwind tour, stopping off in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a series of scientific projects. But …

The lasting legacy Stephen Hawking left in SA

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CAPE TOWN – Stephen Hawking will be remembered as the “Master of the Universe” but some might be surprised to know that the physicist left a lasting legacy in South Africa. The famed professor visited SA in 2008, while he was conducting a number of projects, the South African reported. Hawking’s visit to the country was to promote “The Next …

Profiling African Women Scientists working on Climate Change

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Do you know a bright African woman scientist who is using science to address climate change issues such as food security, agriculture, biodiversity, water management etc? Nominate yourself or someone you know today to be profiled in our 2018 publication featuring Promising African Women Climate Scientists. Full name: Institution: Bio: short bio (500 words max) Contact info: Deadline for submissions: …

Slippery slope halted in Khulani

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Khulani Secondary School in Langa is one that has seen their mathematic results regress in consecutive years. But they now have a secret weapon up their sleeves. You see, the school’s grade 10 to 12 students are now getting Saturday lesson classes from Masters and PHD students from all over Africa. The classes are held courtesy of a partnership between …

Africa’s most accomplished scientist, Prof Allotey goes home at last

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The mortal remains of the late Prof Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian scientist were laid to rest on Saturday after burial service at the Roman Catholic Church at Saltpond in the Central Region. The late Professor Allotey died on Thursday November 2, 2017 at age 85 year.Ghanaians and foreigners from all walks of life, especially from the world …

Professor Allotey to be given state burial on February 23

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The late renowned scientist, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, will be honoured with a state burial, the government has announced.The Mathematician died aged 85 on November 2, 2017, and will be buried on February 23, 2018. The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said President Nana Akufo-Addo recognizes the efforts of Professor Allotey in the development of Mathematics and Science in Ghana.“We …

AIMS Canada engages the Canadian public on gender equality

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Over the past few months, AIMS Canada participated in several public engagement activities. On 18 November 2017, Karen Craggs-Milne, AIMS Global Group Director, Gender Equality, Inclusion and Business Development, was invited to deliver a keynote speech on SDG 5 and targets for achieving Gender Equality during the Peace by Piece 2017 Youth Summit organized by the Toronto YMCA. Over 140 youth from Leadership Development and Newcomer programs were …

AIMS South Africa hosts workshop for African women in discrete mathematics and its applications

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AIMS South Africa hosted a workshop on discrete mathematics and its applications on 24 to 26 January 2018 and featured presentations by women on their research in various areas of graph theory, combinatorics, and discrete optimization. The main goals of the workshop were to build a network of African women with common mathematical interests and to increase the visibility of …