AIMS Women in STEM mentoring event

On 18 November 2017, AIMSWIS South Africa held a mentoring event, which was a follow-up to the “Meet and Greet” event held on 9 October. The event was organized by Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe, Ms Mirette Fawzy, Ms Julia Borchardt, Ms Zoe Hamel, Ms Assumpta Nnakenyi, Ms Innocenter Amima and Ms Bathata Masego for the current

AIMS students set to conquer the world

AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its sixth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 8 November 2017 at its centre in Muizenberg. Ten students (including nine South Africans, one in absentia) received their certificates and will graduate next year through the partner universities that they are registered at.

Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week was held across Africa from 18-25 October 2017 with the goal of enabling 500 000 young Africans across 35 African countries to learn coding basics. AIMS South Africa was one of the host institutions in South Africa and hosted five interactive coding sessions with learners from local schools. The workshop was a

‘Because science is fun: Stories of emerging female scientists’

Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe one of the AIMS South Africa resident researcher and AIMS Women Mathematical Sciences (WiMS) mentoring program coordinator, recently joined co-convenors Prof. Caradee Wright and Dorothy Ngila to launch a documented account of inspirational and real stories about female academics who challenged the odds to realise their dreams.  Titled, ‘Because Science is Fun

Data Science Workshop

A Data Science Workshop organised by Dr Bubacarr Bah, the German Research Chair of Mathematics with specialisation in Data Science, in association with the German Federal Ministry of Education and the Humboldt Foundation, was hosted at AIMS South Africa from 22 to 27 May 2017. The workshop introduced participants to some theory and methods, computational

International Women’s Day events

AIMS South Africa hosted a variety of events from 6-11 March 2017 to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of the AIMS Women in Stem initiative. Events included outreach to secondary schools where learners were given the opportunity to listen to female role models who encouraged them to follow careers in STEM fields. Schools visited

The 2nd International Day for Women & Girls in Science

AIMS recognises that women’s and girl’s involvement in mathematical sciences is a critical factor that will contribute to shaping Africa’s growth and development. It is important to attract and retain more women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, as this will maximize innovation, creativity, and competitiveness. Scientists and en-gineers are working to