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Meet Sepelong Motloung, an aeronautical telecommunications engineer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. She graduated with a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and is currently living her passion. She is a registered professional engineer with the Engineers Registration Board of Botswana (ERB). Find out what inspires her. Who inspired or what inspired you to study your field of engineering? In all honesty, I didn’t think I would end up in engineering. Growing up my profession
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.  Tell us about how you ended up with a career in chemistry. I already had a passion for science in secondary school. I understood science concepts easily but my interest in chemistry started because of one of my secondary

So you want to be a virologist?

Posted on March 3, 2018

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“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. How did you get to study virology? I have always been interested in Biology.  When I went to University, I

My type of science: Plants and DNA

Posted on February 27, 2018

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“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.” What led to
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
Lucy Quist is a trailblazer! Apart from being the outgoing CEO of Airtel Ghana, she leads in championing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) agenda. She is a witty electrical engineer, a creator, a problem solver with a big dream, an Africa transformed through technology. She is also a mother and mentor to many. Our chat was full of eye-openers and encouraging tidbits. Find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and read her letter to her

The art of Industrial Engineering

Posted on January 9, 2018

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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. Question: Why did you choose industrial engineering(IE)? And why do you still do it? I chose industrial engineering because of my love for mathematics and my need to be helpful. I’ve always felt excited when confronted with a problem, breaking it down and start working on a solution.

How I got into Information Security

Posted on October 13, 2017

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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.** What drove your interest in Information Security? I studied Science Laboratory Technology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.  While in school, I was given the opportunity to attend
Lucy Quist is the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multi-national telecommunications company, Airtel Ghana. She is also an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with outstanding credentials. She is dedicated to mentoring young professionals in Africa through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with initiatives like #EvolveWithSTEM and the Executive Women’s Network. Here is her letter to her 10 year old self.** Dear Lucy, How are you doing? It’s me, Lucy, writing to you from 2016. Having
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. Why did I choose Mechatronic Engineering? An