Job Shadow Week at AIMS South Africa

As part of AIMS South Africa’s public engagement activities and its contribution to Mandela Month, a Job Shadow Week for high school learners and university students was hosted at the centre from 2 to 6 July 2018. Learners and undergraduate students from local high school and universities were matched with scientists (mentors) based at AIMS

#NSW Launch 2018

As part of our public engagement efforts to increase the level of the public’s science and technology literacy and the pipeline of scientists in South Africa who will be our future leaders, AIMS South Africa participated in the launch of 2018 National Science Week (NSW) hosted by the University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit on 28

Public Lecture – ‘Math and rabies control’

On 5 June 2018, the AIMS South Africa Public Lecture Series presented a talk titled: ‘Math and rabies control,’ by Dr Jonathan Dushoff, McMaster University Department of Biology. Rabies is a horrifying disease whose effects on humans are almost entirely preventable. Within the last decade rabies has been recognised as a global public-health priority, and some

‘Understanding Artificial Intelligence’

The AIMS South Africa Public Lecture Series presented a talk ‘Understanding Artificial Intelligence’ By Dr Hans Georg Zimmermann Abstract: Why is Artificial Intelligence attracting just now such an attention in science and general public – even though the subject has a long tradition back to 1955. The answer to this question has to do with an interplay of

AIMS Women in STEM mentoring session

As part of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional workshop in Africa for the project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” which took place on 1 to 2 December 2017 at AIMS South Africa, a special women mentoring session for

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

Muizenberg Festival Public Lectures

AIMS South Africa in association with the Muizenberg Festival and the Zandvlei Trust, hosted two public talks on 3 and 5 October 2017: Mr Tony Budden (Hemporium) gave a talk titled: ‘The eco benefits of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop.’ (pictured above) Prof. Mike Bruton author scientist and one of the lead-ing fish biologists

‘Tech is the future’

As part of our National Science activities, AIMS South Africa presented a talk titled: ‘Tech is the future’ Ms Nozuko Poni, Marketing & Project Coordinator, Silicon Cape. Bio: Nozuko Poni is the Marketing & Project Coordinator at Silicon Cape. Before her role at Silicon Cape, she was coordinated a digital marketing project powered by Google to