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Dr. Lilian Wambua of SBS wins 2011 AWARD Fellowship

Dr. Lilian Wambua of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi has been selected as a 2011 Award Fellow.

AWARD is a professional development program that strenghtnes the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-sharan Africa.

Over 70 successful candidates have been selected from a pool of 785 applicants from 11 countries. AWARD currently has 180 fellows in its program.

Scientific Communication and Publishing Course, University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus, Kenya on 15-19 August 2011

The course on Scientific Communication and Publishing will be held at, University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus, Kenya on 15-19 August 2011.

KeFA Grant Proposal Writing Course August 1-12, 2011

Sponsored by A Kenya Free of AIDS Project (KeFA), University of Nairobi's Centre for HIV Prevention and Research, University of Washington (USA), National Institutes of Health (USA)

Inaugural National Swimming Instructors and Lifesavers Course, 8th to 12 august 2011 at Main Campus, UoN

The inaugural national swimming instructors and lifesavers course shall be held at the University of Nairobi, main campus from 8th to 12 august 2011.

IBM Partners with KENET/UON to Launch Corporate Services

The IBM Corporate Service Core (IBM CSC) which was launched on 4th July 2011 at the new KENET training room at the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library University of Nairobi, gave their first Interim report on 20 July, 2011.

The launch event was attended by representatives from various KENET member institutions who inluded Vice Chancellors, Principals and Heads of ICT. The guest of Honor was Prof. Crispin Kiamba who is the Parmanent Secretary in the ministry of Higher Education, Science.

UoN Vice-Chancellor appointed head of AAU

June 2,2011: The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. George A.O Magoha was elected the President of the Association of African Universities (AAU), during the General Conference  of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Principals  (COREVIP) held at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Prof  Magoha first joined the Executive Board of AAU in February, 2005 immediately after his appointment as Vice-Chancellor  of the University of Nairobi, at the  general conference of the AAU held in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2009, Professor  Magoha was elected the first Vice President of the AAU to represent the larger  Eastern Africa region, during  the General Conference  held in Abuja, Nigeria. 

SCI hosts a Successful Regional Workshop on WSNs

The School of Computing and Informatics played host to a very successful Workshop on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Weather Monitoring in East Africa (the first one of its kind in the Region).  The Workshop attracted participants from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya. The participants were composed of researchers, professionals and students (undergraduate and postgraduate) from both computer science and meteorology.  The 3-day (July 6-8) workshop was aimed at equipping the participants with practical skills on how to use wireless sensor networks to forecast/monitor weather.

Student innovations in science exhibitions

The Department of Architecture and Building Science participated in the annual National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) exhibition, held recently at KICC. The theme of the exhibition was “Universities as centers of innovation”. On display were three different projects by students and seminar presentations by staff.  Among the projects were “meals on wheels”, a project by Chispine Makana, whose aim was to provide street-food vendors with a portable, affordable alternative to handcarts. The second project was by Nicholas Tallam on Turbo Hydraulic.

 

The exhibition was organized by the NCST and officially opened by the minister for Higher Education, Science and Technlogy, Prof. Hellen Sambili who toured UoN stands among others.