Beyond Equations Nurturing Belonging and Human Recognition in Mathematical Spaces

On the 17 May 2024, learners in Grades 11 and 12 at Crestway Secondary School commenced their final mathematics revision session at AIMS South Africa. Fueled by nourishment and enthusiasm, they approached their studies with fervor. Yet, amidst the theorems, formulas and equations, they discovered something profound – recognition! Collaboration between historically marginalised learners and

Workshop at AIMS South Africa Supports School Turnaround in Mathematics

On 10 May 2024, AIMS South Africa hosted a transformative workshop led by esteemed educator Prof. Jonathan Jansen aimed at bolstering Crestway Secondary School’s mathematics performance. The event showcased the power of collaborative learning and highlighted the profound impact of engaging with prestigious academic figures. Upon arrival, learners were greeted with a warm plate of

Exciting Collaboration Unveils the Practical Side of Spherical Trigonometry Integrating Code and Craft into Learning

A workshop held on 6 May 2024 at AIMS South Africa brought to light the practical side of spherical trigonometry. Marine Engineering students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) participated in an interactive session where they applied their understanding of Napier’s rule to calculate the distance between two coordinates on a sphere, gaining

The 5th Cohort of Young Researchers Trained to Deliver Impactful Afrocentric Science Communication

AIMS South Africa, in partnership with African Gong, has made significant strides in strengthening Africa’s capacity for impactful science communication. From 17 to 19 April, the two organisations successfully trained the 5th cohort of AIMS South Africa master’s students in Afrocentric science communication skills. This three-day workshop served as the second phase of the 2024

AIMS hosts International Maths Olympiad Camp

From 7 to 12 April 2024, the AIMS South Africa was proud to host the annual International Maths Olympiad (IMO) Camp in South Africa. The camp, organised by the South African Maths Foundation (SAMF), was facilitated by Najwa Chellan from the AIMS Schools Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC), who played a crucial role in its success. Fifteen

2024 Africa Scientifique Programme Kick Off Leadership, Knowledge and Skills for Effective Science Communication

Science communication skill sets are vital for many young and emerging researchers to engage effectively with the broader audience. Yet, few higher education institutions in Africa provide training opportunities for their STEM graduates. To bridge this skills gap, AIMS South Africa, in partnership with African Gong delivers an annual 3-phased African-focused capacity-building programme (i.e., Africa

Announcing the Launch of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development (JAISD) Under the NAIXUS Network of Excellence

The Siyakhula Festival’s closing celebrations were highlighted by the launch of an innovative academic journal, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development (JAISD). This pioneering journal, envisioned by the collaborative efforts within NAiXUS, aims to foster interdisciplinary work across a broad range of disciplines, underscoring the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in addressing the

Siyakhula Festival a Beacon of Mathematical Excellence and Collaboration

From 17 to 22 March 2024, AIMS South Africa hosted the Siyakhula Festival, a dynamic week-long celebration in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Coinciding with AIMS’s 20th anniversary, this event also commemorated the 12th anniversary of the German Research Chairs Programme and the 10th anniversary of the Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CoE-MaSS). “Siyakhula,”

German Research Chairs at AIMS

The German Research Chairs Programme at AIMS was prominently featured on Thursday afternoon during the Siyakhula Festival, spotlighting the critical role of international collaboration in advancing the field of mathematical sciences. This session was a prelude to a day filled with insightful discussions and groundbreaking research presentations on Friday, further highlighting the dynamic synergy between

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