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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. 

Seeding Labs Donation To Department Of Chemistry

Seeding Labs which is based in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States of America is a non-profit Organization that provides affordable research equipment and training assistance to scientists in developing countries since 2003. This is to help build capacity for teaching and research in the sciences.

It recently donated an assortment of glassware ( glass bottles, filter flasks, conical flasks, volumetric flasks, round bottomed flasks, separating funnels, beakers, test tubes, droppers, , pipettes) and other pieces of equipment

Donation From Seeding Labs – USA To The School Of Biological Sciences, University Of Nairobi

SBS has receive equipment worth Kshs. 3,500,000/= from Seeding Labs, a consortium of American Institutions which helps to collect laboratory equipment and supply them to the developing world.  The equipments that SBS has received will go a long way in bringing about collaboration between Kenyan’s (members of the School) and their American counterparts.

According to the MOU between Seeding Labs and School of Biological Sciences, each academic staff member is expected to examine the equipments in their area and then write a proposal in collaboration with an American Researcher.  The Seeding Labs will facilitate linkage between the two researchers.

The equipments received will boost molecular biology and technology research in our country.

1st International Scientific Conference Concludes Successfully

Left: CHS Principal Prof Isaac O. Kibwage addresses conference participants
 
The College of Health Sciences successfully organized and hosted its 1st International Scientific Conference from 15th-17th June 2011 whose theme was: “Towards Optimum Health Care”.   
 
The biannual event brought together seasoned and upcoming scientists; and diverse health care practitioners from different nationalities who participated in activities such as oral and poster presentations of their original research work, plenary talks, and symposia.
 

New Appointment

Mr Narry P. Onaya-Odeck, the Registrar Administration has retired from the service of the University. The Vice Chancellor has appointed Mrs. Elizabeth G. Ongwae to act as Registrar Administration with effect from May 27, 2011. Prior to the appointment, Mrs. Ongwae was Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section. (See Photo of Mrs. Ongwae)

The Vice chancellor has, with effect from the same date, also appointed Miss. Rosemary A. Ngesa to act as Deputy Registrar in charge of the Recruitment and Training section.

 We wish Mr. Onaya-Odeck a long and happy retirement

Research Consortium (AERC) Board visits UoN

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) board paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor to brief him on the activities of the consortium and seek mutual support.  The board was led by its current Chairman, Prof. Neil Rankin from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

The board also visited the School of Economics to review the implementation of its Ph.D. programme, which has sponsored 14 students, assess facilities and meet students and staff.  UoN is a key member of AERC according to the Board Chairman, Prof. Rankin. 

3 members of Teaching Staff fetted during the 4th National Council of Science & Technology Conference

Three members of Teaching Staff were awarded prizes for their researches during the 4th National Council of Science and Technology National Conference on Dissemination of Research Results and Exhibition of Innovations held from May 3-6, 2011 at the KICC Nairobi.  The prizes were under the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation as a platform for National Development.”

Canadian High Commissioner pays a Courtesy Visit to the UoN Vice-Chancellor

Canadian Ambassador H.E. David Collins with DVC, Students Affairs Prof. Isaac Mbeche.The University of Nairobi students are set to gain from increased exchanges with their counterparts in Canada.  This was revealed by the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E. David Collins when he paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor on April 21, 2011.

He encouraged Kenyan Students to apply for graduate education in Canada, where there are also allowed to engage in part time jobs to decrease their tuition costs and also get opportunities to gain postgraduate  work experience of upto three years.  Canadian universities are also cheaper than their counterpart in the US and U.K.