#AlumOfTheWeek – Patricia Oluchi Azike, Mastercard Foundation Scholar and AIMS Rwanda Alumna.

We continue to celebrate the success of women in March and put the spotlight on younger women who are Breaking the Bias in STEM. In this edition of the AIMS #AlumoftheWeek series, we bring you an interview with a Mastercard Foundation Scholar and an Alumna of AIMS Rwanda. Patricia Oluchi Azike, who originates from Nigeria, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Ms Catherine M. Gitau, AIMS Rwanda.

This week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek takes a look into the journey of Ms Catherine M. Gitau from Kenya. An alumna of the AIMS Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) program from AIMS Ghana. She is currently a Data Science Manager at VISA Inc. From the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya, […]

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African women driving the continent’s scientific excellence

 Women play a very critical role in our society. They are scientists, researchers, pilots, accountants, engineers, and most importantly, mothers. Regardless of their significance, women are systematically less involved in our society’s most important areas, such as STEM and research. For example, according to AAUW, women make up only 28% of the workforce in STEM worldwide. […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Dr Justine Nasijje, AIMS South Africa Alumnus

Welcome to March. A month devoted to celebrating the success and struggles of women across the world. At AIMS, we recognise the effort our female students put into their studies, which motivates us to strictly secure a 30% quota of our admission to them. The #AlumoftheWeek series is dedicated to some female alumni doing exploits […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Mamadou Gueye, AIMS Rwanda.

Money transfer has become a critical part of our lives as humans. Expatriates are always looking for the best and safest method to send money back home for several reasons, including family upkeep, building, and school fees. While this is happening, some individuals also devise means to divert these funds into their private accounts, defrauding […]

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Public Engagement – An incredible way to advance science and research in Africa

Scientific research forms a critical part of enablers to achieve Africa’s desired socio-economic development. Most importantly, given the rapidly changing society we live in, the need to connect science to humanity has never been critical. We currently live in a world where technology changes how we live every day. Additionally, due to the wealth of […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Faith Neema Benson, AIMS South Africa.

As a data scientist, one is expected to be agile. It includes dividing tasks into smaller assignments, assuming roles you never thought of, and adapting plans. Faith Neema Benson is an AIMS-Ishango Data Science Fellow. On this week’s alumni of the week, we take a look at her journey into the field of data science […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Cyrille Feudjio, AIMS Cameroon.

What if the decision-making process was heavily reliant on existing data? What if this data does not exist at all? This case was the situation of the Elder Research. Elder Research is part of the Inshango Data Science Fellowship. The mandate of this project is to monitor equipment performance and failure detection to avert hydroelectric […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Jeanette Nyirahakizimana, AIMS Senegal & AMMI alumna.

Data continues to drive decision-making in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Several institutions and companies gather extensive data to make the best decisions that promote effective and efficient administration and planning. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) saw this from afar and targeted to train the brightest students of Africa to be […]

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How data science fellowship programs are helping Africa prepare for the digital revolution

On November 17, 2021, the very first AIMS-Ishango Data Science Fellowship Program came to an end. The fully funded, three-month fellowship program exposed the fourteen AIMS alumni (seven women and men) to real-world experiences through working on value-adding projects for international organizations. In a closing remark to end the program, Dr. Charles Kimpolo, Director of […]

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