Lucia Kabanga has found her niche! The question she tries to answer everyday is ‘What medicinal properties can we harvest from traditional plant species?’ She also inspires young minds as an instructor at Chancellor College, Malawi. Continue reading “Medicinal plants and organic chemistry: My career”
“Viruses to me are extremely smart, and almost poetic to me.” Quite an introduction to the subject of virology! Dr. Connie Chow talks of her love for virology, her interests in transforming STEM learning through initiatives like The Exploratory in Ghana and The letter to my young self initiative. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Continue reading “So you want to be a virologist?”
“Why are some plants able to withstand long periods of drought? What is in their DNA?” Pelly Malebe, a biotechnologist in South Africa has found answers to these questions through her research. She is the outgoing Next Einstein Forum ambassador for South Africa, and works closely with other scientists all over Africa to expose young people to science and technology. Her advise to young scientists? “Listen a little bit harder to yourself.” Continue reading “My type of science: Plants and DNA”
Aneth David relates with science on a personal level. As a researcher in biotechnology, she testifies first-hand to the difference that biotechnology makes in Africa and elsewhere. She is not silent about it either! She has been a Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Tanzania for the past two years. She is also undertaking doctoral research in Biotechnology that will directly impact the farmers in Tanzania. She can also be found talking about science and such things on Twitter and Facebook. Continue reading “It is your life, Own it: A biotechnology narrative”
Until you see someone like you doing something, it is not a social norm. This is why representation in STEM matters.
Our chat with Lodrina Masiyazi, an industrial engineer in Zimbabwe enlightens us on why industrial engineering focuses on systems and processes, and why we cannot do without it.
Success for women in the 21st century workplace has boosted the number of girls who believe in their capability to achieve greatness in the tech arena. Hamdalah Adetunji is one such lady, whose interest in Information Security has led her away from her field of study. Read on.** Continue reading “How I got into Information Security”
One cannot pretend to be passionate; passion consumes your entire being, visible in your actions, and your belief that every step you take brings you closer to that which you seek. This is the first thing that you notice upon meeting Keziah Ntwiga, a mechatronic engineer, passionate about emerging technology and affecting the world positively using engineering. Our brief chat with her challenges us to keep learning and growing. Continue reading “Learn, unlearn and relearn: How I grow as a Mechatronic Engineer”
he path to engineering advancement is paved by non-technical tasks and one should embrace them wholeheartedly. These tasks do help in the overall professional development.
Sharon Muyera is a Soil, Water and Environmental Engineer, currently working with Davis and Shirtliff, Kenya as a Sales engineer. She believes that engineers have a pivotal role in redefining the scarcities that we face in Africa. Our chat below tells us why, now more than ever, it is important to have Soil, Water and Environmental Engineers. Continue reading “Why Africa needs Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering”