The AIMS House of Science provides a platform for public engagement, and advance leadership, knowledge and skills for scientific outreach and science communication for AIMS students and researchers. It also offers graduate interns an exciting opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in public engagement within a mathematical sciences research institute. The interns at AIMS
On 13 October, AIMS celebrated the success of 14 students (including 11 South Africans) from the January 2020 intake during an online ceremony. Dr Simukai Utete, the Academic Director, congratulated the students for adapting to the very challenging circumstances and managing to complete the programme. “We wish you the very best for your next career
It has been noted that Mathematical Sciences have a critical role to play in solving complex challenges faced globally. Such challenges are significant in Africa. Indeed, a few young people pursue mathematical sciences careers. Socio-economic factors, lack of mentoring and role models are some of the reasons given for the low participation in Mathematical Sciences.
Over recent decades, the calls for action from governments and scientific institutions for researchers and academics to undertake Science Communication and Public Engagement have been prominent around the world. In the African continent, it is profoundly obvious that without the advancement of the Science Communication and Public Engagement agenda, attempts at addressing developmental challenges and
On 22 July 2020, AIMS House of Science, in partnership with African Gong conducted the Africa Scientifique introductory online workshop for the current master’s AIMS students. The Africa Scientifique (AS) programme is about Leadership, Knowledge & Skills for Science Communication. The workshop featured thought-provoking, informative and inspiring presentations by the manager of AIMS House of Science
The increased participation of women in mathematical sciences has been a challenge worldwide. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics records that women account for less than 30% of the world’s researchers. According to the recently published book, Gender Gap in Science: A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences How to
This year due to lockdown we have experienced many “first times” in the life of AIMS, and for all of us this was a new experience. So normally we would have held a special graduation ceremony celebrating the success of our 2019-20 Structured Master’s Students. As this was impossible now, we produced a short Recognition