Ghana hosts African Science Week 2022 to inspire hope in STEM education

The Future Einstein Discussion board (NEF) has celebrated this year’s African Science 7 days 2022 by organising a forum involving some trail-blazing experts at the Academic City University College Accra on Wednesday.

The African Science week celebrates the contribution of Africa and African scientists to the construction of the world’s science heritage.

The occasion is element of a series of situations getting organised across five African sub-regions for the first time this 12 months with Ghana and Niger decided on as hosts for West Africa.

In an tackle, NEF Ambassador Justina A. Onumah welcomed the participants and expressed delight at acquiring the pertinent stakeholders present for the occasion.

She also highlighted the relevance of leveraging science and engineering for human advancement and the perception that the Future Einstein can be an African.

The topic for the celebration was “Using the reworking ability of Science, Engineering, Engineering, and Arithmetic to propel the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Ghana hosts African Science Week 2022 to inspire hope in STEM education

The ‘Spotlight session with trailblazing Scientists,’ which was organised by NEF in partnership with WeGo Innovate, Academic Town, and Ghana STEM Community, introduced collectively a few crack tutorial scientists of repute including Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, College of Ghana and the National Science and Maths quiz mistress, Dr Michael Osae from the Ghana Atomic Strength Commission (GAEC) and Dr Peace Amoatey, University of Ghana.

The session was skillfully moderated by Dr Kamila Kabo-bah of Educational City University Higher education who also questioned probing questions to the visitor panel.

The in-man or woman and digital audiences were treated to cutting edge investigate presentations by Dr Amoatey who touched on ‘Waste H2o Treatment for Irrigation’, highlighting the threat of microbes and metal contamination of vegetables and water bodies, and proposing treatment method using sand filters.

Dr Michael Osae gave a fascinating presentation that explored bioengineering in the insect earth focusing on a situation review of the Black soldier fly which has influenced the generation of animal feed, and natural fertilisers whilst also highlighting untapped opportunities and potentials in the discipline.

Prof. Effah Kaufmann gave a lecture on demystifying Ghana’s Countrywide Maths and Science Quiz, noting its targets and historical past from 1993, the demanding a long time, and its evolution to the current competition a ton of men and women have come to adore.

The panel fielded questions from the viewers for the duration of the mentoring session bothering on the people who influenced them to choose science significantly, working with setbacks, how scientific research could be transformed to fixing true-everyday living troubles, and how girls can endure the male-dominated science area.

Prof Kaufmann suggested the youthful experts to prioritise their activities to attain their aims in existence by maintaining their eyes fixed on the intention they established for them selves.

“Spend much less time concentrating on points that are not critical. Prioritise and do not pay out far too substantially interest to things that don’t matter. Solicit knowledge and enable from your family to achieve your aims. Aid them (family) and do your very best for them and by so doing they will also not disturb you when you truly need it.”

Dr Amoatey, who is also a leakage management qualified, reported her desire is to see the Odaw river cleared of all its filth.

“My desire is to see the Odaw river wholly thoroughly clean. Engineering is not the alternative. It is down to the conduct of persons. My desire is to be able to have a leakage program at Ghana Drinking water Organization to safeguard water administration from the early phase to response, correct to the finish.

On his portion, Dr Osae stressed the have to have for scientists to locate a way of monetising their investigate and findings so it will become simpler for entrepreneurs to husband or wife with them.

Yet another key highlight of the celebration was challenge shows and exhibitions and demonstrations by some students from Academic Metropolis, Blue Crest and OpenLabs. Further more, the Ghana STEM Network Staff was also launched, coupled with STEM exhibitions from IOT Network Hub.

The celebration was attended by students and academics of the Apostle Safo Faculty of Arts and Science, Academic Metropolis and Blue Crest pupils, pupils from other tutorial establishments, science enthusiasts, and the media.

The weeklong party method commenced on Wednesday, Might 11, 2022, with the Highlight Session and ends on Thursday, May possibly 19, 2022.

Other scheduled situations contain Africa Science Movie night time on Friday, May possibly 13, at the Ghana Tech Lab, Ladies-in-STEM Outreach to a junior substantial university, and the Local weather Speaker Series to be held on May possibly 19, 2022, at the ISSER Conference space.