JKUAT Students Bag the 2020 Imagine Cup Regional Final

JKUAT Students Bag the 2020 Imagine Cup Regional Final

Two JKUAT Mechatronic Engineering finalist students emerged winners of the 2020 Imagine Cup European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) regional final with their weeding bot innovation, bagging a cool USD 8,000 (Kshs. 828,000). Michael Malombo Mwaisakenyi and Ken Kioria Gicira, dubbed the Knights, beat nine other students’ teams from across nine European, Middle Eastern, and African countries and will be joined by RedWalls from Tunisia at the Imagine World Championship at Microsoft Build, Seattle, Washington in May. The Imagine Cup aims to inspire students to use their imagination and passion for technology to create innovative… Continue reading →

JKUAT Senate Suspends Teaching and Learning

The Senate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has resolved to close the University indefinitely. The decision by the University Senate was arrived at during its special meeting held, Monday, March 16, 2020, and it follows the President’s directive on the suspension of learning in all educational institutions in Kenya due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Virus, now commonly known as Coronavirus. The suspension of teaching and learning takes effect from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 with all students expected to vacate the University by 10.00 am, while all the teaching and… Continue reading →

JKUSA Officials Undergo Leadership Training

JKUSA Officials Undergo Leadership Training

The 2020/2021 Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) leaders have been urged to practice strategic thinking, and always be guided by the philosophy of respecting self, respecting others, and being responsible for any actions they take. While addressing the JKUSA officials at the close of their week-long leadership training in Mombasa, Friday 13th March, 2020, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, noted that it was only through strategic thinking that would nurture them into proactive leaders. “I believe after this training, you will be ready to undertake your leadership mandate. Endeavor to always do… Continue reading →

Students Hold Inaugural Flea Market

Students Hold Inaugural Flea Market

JKUAT Student Talent Development Association (STADA) held its inaugural flea market, Friday March 13, where ambulant student vendors got a chance to sell their products and showcase their innovative and entrepreneurial knack. The products on sale ranged from handcrafted wares, food, artistic drawings, paintings, photography to educational materials. The flea market was geared towards encouraging students to express their talents and skills to the University community with the aim of encouraging more students to join the STADA community and make a living while in school. The Chairman of STADA, Jeremy Beggi said, “The theme of… Continue reading →

JKUAT and Paderborn Hold Collaboration Talks

JKUAT and Paderborn Hold Collaboration Talks

The Germany-based University of Paderborn’s (UPB) Department of Exercise and Health and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, have jointly underscored the need to develop a scientific and educational collaboration in order to equip learners with a broad scope of knowledge. This was revealed during a recent visit to JKUAT by a team from Paderborn, led by Prof. Jochen Baumeister and Katrin Hemschmeier. The discussion focused on how the two institutions could establish exchange programmes in teaching and research in the Rehabilitation Sciences (Sports science, Physiotherapy, among other areas)…. Continue reading →

Bidco Africa Seeks Collaboration with JKUAT

Bidco Africa Seeks Collaboration with JKUAT

Academia-industry linkages have, over the years, been recognized as the key enabler in promoting innovation ecosystem as they deliver far reaching and enduring socio-economic impact that cannot be achieved by working in silos. It is for this reason that Bidco Africa, led by Bidco Africa Group Director, Chris Diaz, visited JKUAT, March 11, 2020, to explore collaboration initiatives in the area of agribusiness. Mr. Diaz said, Bidco continuously renew their processes, structures, products, systems and partnerships to keep the organisation dynamic and was certain, JKUAT was the right partner as Bidco strives to be a… Continue reading →

JKUSA 2020/2021 Students Council Sworn in

JKUSA 2020/2021 Students Council Sworn in

The 2020/2021 Jomo Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) officials were officially sworn by the University’s Legal Officer on Tuesday March 9, 2020 at the University’s Assembly Hall. The inauguration ceremony punctuated what has been an intensive electioneering period that commenced with the nomination process, campaigns, election of congress and delegates, and the election of the JKUSA Council on February 25, 2020. In her remarks during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi thanked the students for holding a peaceful and democratic process, and urged the new leaders to now focus on the task… Continue reading →

Women Urged to Embrace Technical Careers, Compete Effectively with Men

Women Urged to Embrace Technical Careers, Compete Effectively with Men

The Head of Marketing at East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Mrs. Anne Joy Michira-Muhoro, has lamented that because society was founded on patriarchy, young women beginning their careers found themselves pre-conditioned to masculine lifestyles, especially when pursuing technical careers. She said it was a high time women shunned such beliefs and instead proved their worth in order to succeed in the male dominated careers. “By embracing their gender”, Mrs. Muhoro said, “Women can in addition bring on board different qualities and dimensions to the technical skills that may be required in a given profession.”  Mrs…. Continue reading →

Mission to Strengthen East African Schools of Medicine

Mission to Strengthen East African Schools of Medicine

The East African Community Medical and Dental Board is on a mission to facilitate the development of competent human resource personnel in the health sector that could practice their craft in any country in the region. According to Prof. Joel Okullo, Chair of the Board, who led a team of inspectors to JKUAT, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the board strives to enhance the curriculum, infrastructure, staffing and students being produced from the 27 medical and 5 dental schools in the East African region. “As much as we are here to inspect the preparedness of JKUAT’s… Continue reading →

Tech Expo 10.0 Winners Unveiled

Tech Expo 10.0 Winners Unveiled

As the JKUAT Tech Expo marked a decade of innovation excellence, Qualis Vision, a wearable device for the blind, took the day at the JKUAT Tech Expo 10.0. The innovation exhibited by Sammy Oina, Rodney Osodo, Smith Jilks, Washington Kamadi and Felix Wanyoike aims at giving sight to the blind through technology. Their device makes use of reading and recognition devices such as cameras and microcomputers and turns them into indispensable aids for the visually impaired. The device incorporates spectacles with an embedded camera, audio output and a microcomputer. The Qualis Vision offer three services;… Continue reading →