I am a young professional in STEM. Specifically, I promote STEM among African youth through my work at Global Minimum Inc. Very often, I meet young people who love science and technology and are eager to create solutions for the challenges they encounter in their communities. I have continually observed that more girls are diving into STEM-related fields and it is exciting for sure.
Aneth David relates with science on a personal level. As a researcher in biotechnology, she testifies first-hand to the difference that biotechnology makes in Africa and elsewhere. She is not silent about it either! She has been a Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Tanzania for the past two years. She is also undertaking doctoral research in Biotechnology that will directly impact the farmers in Tanzania. She can also be found talking about science and such…
Lucy Quist is the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multi-national telecommunications company, Airtel Ghana. She is also an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with outstanding credentials. She is dedicated to mentoring young professionals in Africa through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with initiatives like #EvolveWithSTEM and the Executive Women’s Network. Here is her letter to her 10 year old self.**
Nuclear science is not all about bombs. There is a lot that goes into extracting and harnessing nuclear energy, which makes it very interesting
Ruth Tiyembe is a Biochemistry student at the University of Botswana. She is passionate about the “out of the box” thinking that the sciences have to offer, and the breadth of career choices possible. She shares her take on sciences. How did you come to love science? Coincidentally, I always wanted to do law while in high school.
Computer science has different levels, it offers both hard and soft toys for all genders. It changes everyday, and one has to keep up or be left out.
What is my job as a mathematician? The analytical and problem solving skills I developed while solving mathematical problems are useful in noticing trends and gaps in data. The formulas I learnt, then, help me to develop a model to provide a solution.
What does it take to become a lecturer in electrical engineering? And what does this career choice involve? Find below my interview with a lecturer in Electrical Engineering, who is passionate about engineering, teaching and mentorship, Dr. Ditiro Setlhaolo. She is also a consultant in demand side energy management.
I grew up knowing there were two categories of jobs- blue jobs and pink jobs. And you were good at one or the other. Rebel that I am, I somehow ended up lilac…somewhere in between. There are these stereotypes that accompany anyone who dares to spend any time thinking about anything. I find myself debunking some, ignoring others and (ooops!) confirming others.
African society has a role to play to ensure gender discrimination is a thing of the past. How does societal involvement enhance the realization of gender equity?