Why should Africa care about climate change and how can we stem the effects? These are the questions that we ask Marie Sophie Tsinampoizina, an Ocean and Climate Dynamics scientist from Madagascar. Continue reading “My career in Ocean and Climate Science”
Category: The Scientist
Natural Resources Management is my career
Meet Selina Naana Egyir, a vocal advocate for natural resource management. This interview is a conversation about Africa, and why getting involved changes our perspective on the broader narrative! How do we get cheap, clean, quality water to households all over Africa? How do we ensure that people whose livelihood depends directly on water resources are using it appropriately for future generations? How do we reach out to rural areas to ensure that they have good supply of drinking water? How do we involve governments in ensuring sustainability for future generations?
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Science meets Art
Fridah Kamau is the founder and lead artist at Udaka Pottery, an organization that designs and makes handcrafted ceramic pottery. She is also a trained chemist. Our chat illuminates how she uses principles of chemistry to make exquisite art pieces. Read on. Continue reading “Science meets Art”
Medicinal plants and organic chemistry: My career
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”
So you want to be a virologist?
“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.
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My type of science: Plants and DNA
“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”
Why I am a Food Microbiologist
We need more women to take on food science roles to address the multiplicity of challenges in the agriculture and food sectors. Food Scientists have a critical role to play in Agricultural research and development, which has a direct impact on national growth.
The life of a wildlife biologist
The cheetah effectively defines the challenge of coexistence between people and wildlife, and can our approaches to utilizing land be harmonious to the existence of wildlife.They are naturally evolved to be a wild ranging, low density animal, to avoid stronger animals, so they have large home ranges and are quite mobile and are not confined. They are not very aggressive at all. If we cannot coexist with them, their future is bleak.
My aspiration for Agriculture in Botswana
There is more to agriculture than ploughing and cattle. One can venture into water affairs, agriculture, environmental science and so on.