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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

2021-06-18

In this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series, we dive into the post-AIMS journey of alumna extraordinaire Angela Tabiri. Founder of Femafricmaths, an NGO which promotes female African mathematicians, Dr. Angela Tabiri graduated from AIMS Ghana in 2014. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS.Angela: My undergraduate degree was in mathematics and economics. […]

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Why It Matters to Have Women Role Models in Mathematics- #Women’sMonthSeries

Alexandra Rogers, a PhD in Mathematics candidate, who is currently tutoring mathematics at the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre in Kigali, Rwanda chose to pursue mathematics over history – her other favourite subject – because she figured it would be an easier option. “I think I chose mathematics because I thought it […]

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AIMS Rwanda Co-Operative Master’s GraduateAspires to Empower Girls- #Women’sMonthSeries:

Sylvera Massawe, a young Tanzanian woman, who recently completed a Co-operative Master’s degree programme in Mathematical Sciences at the Africa Institute for Mathematical  Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Kigali, Rwanda is determined to inspire disadvantaged girls in her country to follow her footsteps. Massawe had the opportunity to undergo the 18-month industrial-based programme that blends course […]

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AIMS CAMEROON JOINS THE WORLD IN COMMEMORATING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WOMAN

AIMS Cameroon, on March 8th 2019, offered science students from four secondary schools the opportunity to hear from female role models as they celebrated 2019’s Women’s Day under the theme ‘Balance for Better’. AIMS Cameroon students seized this opportunity by positioning themselves as role models capable of inspiring and empowering the next generation of women. […]

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How International Women’s Day was marked across the AIMS Network

How International Women’s Day was marked across AIMS Network Friday was the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated around the world under the theme, ‘Better the balance, better the world.’ At the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and the day was honoured in style at our centers across Africa. Below are some pictorial highlights. Across […]

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AIMS alumnus Taboka Chalebgwa wins AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship

AIMS alumnus Taboka Prince Chalebgwa, from Bostwana, has been named recipient of the highly sought-after AIMS-Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently, a final year PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, Taboka’s current research focuses on Nevanlinna Theory and algebraic values of meromorphic functions. He will be hosted by the Fields Institute, starting […]

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Bliss as AIMS Rwanda Co-Op Master’s program graduates

AIMS Rwanda pioneer co-op class graduates The first AIMS Rwanda Co-Op class graduated in an intimate ceremony that honored the ten graduates from six different African countries before family, friends and AIMS staff on the 27th February 2019. The 18-month work integrated learning program gives an opportunity for industry oriented students to do a six-month industry […]

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AIMS Women in Science Initiative launches publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science

Kigali— 11 February 2019 — At an event to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched a special publication “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication will be an annual effort managed by the AIMS Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change Resilience […]

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Women scientists encourage Rwandan girls to continue in STEM related fields

9 February 2019 – Located 50 kilometres east of Kigali, Last week, Rwamagana District was abuzz with activities to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Over 400 female students from 50 schools gathered for an event organized by AIMS-Teacher Training Program (AIMS-TTP) Rwanda and Mastercard Foundation Leaders in Teaching program, in […]

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AIMS awards research grants to six researchers in Climate Change Science

12 December 2018, Kigali, Rwanda Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the first cohort of the Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science: Dr. Daniel Akinyele of Nigeria, Dr. Lindani Ncube of South Africa, Dr. Ayansina Ayanlade of Nigeria, Dr. Adanna Henri-Ukoha of Nigeria, Dr. Timothy Dube of Zimbabwe and Dr Muhire […]

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Waterloo University Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing visits AIMS Rwanda to discuss partnership to improve mathematics teaching

From 29th October to 3rd November 2018, a delegation from the University of Waterloo’s Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing (CMEC) led by Professor J.P. Pretti visited AIMS Rwanda. CMEC is one of Canada’s largest outreach organizations in mathematics and computer science. The center focuses on increasing interest, enjoyment, confidence, and ability in mathematics […]

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New academic year starts at AIMS Senegal

With backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, as well as actuarial science, the AIMS Senegal 2018/2019 cohort comprises of 43 students including 15 women from 17 countries. Eighteen joined the Taught Master’s program and twenty-five students joined the co-op stream. Dr. Youssef Travaly, AIMS Senegal President had some words of encouragement for the students: […]

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New academic year starts at AIMS Rwanda

AIMS Rwanda welcomed 48 new students including 16 women from 16 countries. The centre also welcomed five tutors, including two women. “AIMS Rwanda is excited to launch its third academic year. This year, AIMS Rwanda expands the academic program to include the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Science stream. The climate sciences stream will equip students with […]

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AU, AIMS partner to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Emmanuel Onyango/ […]

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Experts debate urgency of investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Africa

In the last decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented economic growth and some of the continent’s industries – retailing, manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, construction and private investment – are booming. But as Africa undergoes unprecedented transformation and growth, challenges such as the impacts of climate change on economic sectors like agriculture, the spread of disease and the […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have brought […]

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Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

This year’s Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it’s 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that’s all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent 30% of researchers, but these four women are […]

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Cedric Villani: ‘Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion”

“It’s a project of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences,” he says via a crackly line. “I go every year and teach. I have a link as well with Algeria because my parents were born there. But anyway, I also consider it part of life, to do such cooperative things. And Africa is such a […]

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Two stand-out models of physics education and outreach in South Africa

“AIMS for development – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an increasingly popular option at the postgraduate level. The first of now six centers on the continent was established in Muizenberg (near Cape Town) in 2003 by South African native and mathematical physicist Neil Turok, now director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics […]

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STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not […]

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AIMS Founder and Chairman conferred honorary doctorate in Science from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Neil Turok, acclaimed physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his significant and ground-breaking contributions to theoretical physics and support for mathematical sciences in South Africa. Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU […]

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"One of the lessons we're learning from #COVID19 is that having an excellent scientific base helps to respond to #African problems including pandemics," Prof Wilfred Ndifon, our Chief Scientific Officer. Learn how #mathematics provides guidance in the efficient use of resources. https://t.co/m5jyrjDr6o
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Highlights of the NEF Global Gathering 2016 – Day 2

This is the highlights of the Day two of the NEF Global Gathering. Beyond conversations, the NEF Global Gathering 2016, has issued a strong call for business investment in African science and government policies that will fuel research and innovation. Global leaders looked at issues that can be advanced by frontier science like infrastructure, STEM potential and scientific entrepreneurship. […]

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This is the highlights of the day one of the NEF Global Gathering 2016. This NEF Presidential Panel has initiated a global conversation examining how African countries can create a strong STEM ecosystem to solve the global challenges of society with science-based solutions and create incentives to attract and retain African STEM talent. […]

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