JKUAT to Host MTAWA’s Women in Science Workshop

JKUAT to Host MTAWA’s Women in Science Workshop

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA)  have organized a two-day workshop (July 24 – 25, 2018) focused on equipping of women scholars/graduates for their academic and professional advancement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and related fields. The workshop that brings together over 150 participating scholars, graduates and professionals drawn from Kenya and the East African region, will take place at JKUAT Main Campus (JUJA), and will entail discussion sessions that address the selection of appropriate graduate programmes and career paths; application to… Continue reading →

NCA Staff Trained on Concrete Technology to Support Affordable Housing

NCA Staff Trained on Concrete Technology to Support Affordable Housing

The implementation of affordable housing pillar of the Government’s Big 4 Agenda is receiving critical attention from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) following the launch of an intensive training course for compliance and quality assurance officers from the National Construction Authority (NCA), aimed at mainstreaming the latest quality sustainable technologies in the construction industry. The Concrete Technology Training Course for the first batch of 20 pioneer trainees drawn from various regions covered by NCA, ran from 9 – 13 July, 2018, at JKUAT where it was coordinated by the Centre for… Continue reading →

Kenyan Counties Leverage Technology ahead of UHC Roll-out

Kenyan Counties Leverage Technology ahead of UHC Roll-out

Counties that have benefited from the USAID-Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) have intensified use of technological innovations and products as Kenya gears to rollout universal health coverage. In Kisumu County, which is one of the counties selected to pilot the UHC programme, the department of health is increasingly leveraging geographic information science to support decision making. The four health officers who have benefited from HIGDA have cascaded learned knowledge to other officers, enabling the County to effectively use GIS in tracking HIV positive clients not linked to care. “We noted that there was… Continue reading →

Newton Utafiti Workshop to Enhance Kenyan/UK Research Capacity

Newton Utafiti Workshop to Enhance Kenyan/UK Research Capacity

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the University of Wolverhampton (UK) organized a Newton Utafiti Researcher Links Bilateral Workshop that ran from 25 – 28 June, 2018. The workshop titled: “Learning for Rural Livelihoods: researching the convergence of sustainable agriculture, informal community learning and appropriate digital technology,” was jointly funded by the National Research Fund (Kenya) and the British Council and other UK delivery partners. The workshop provided an array of opportunities for researchers from Kenya and the UK to interact, learn from each other and explore avenues for building long-lasting… Continue reading →

Researchers in Chemistry Train on LC-MS and GC-MS

Researchers in Chemistry Train on LC-MS and GC-MS

Over 20 researchers and postgraduate students in the area of chemistry drawn from 18 countries have concluded training on Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques used to analyze live molecules in food, medicine and organic compounds. The annual one-week training sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry, Pan-Africa Chemistry Network and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aims at supporting the creation of a self-sustaining science base in Africa, to solve local challenges and contribute to global knowledge in the chemical sciences. Prof. Anthony Gachanja of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University… Continue reading →

KUZA CEO Urges Students to Forge Proactive Networks

KUZA CEO Urges Students to Forge Proactive Networks

University students have been challenged to go beyond their academic work in the lecture halls and strive to forge and cultivate proactive and close networks with people and organizations who can challenge and propel them towards actualizing their career aspirations and entrepreneurial ideas. Speaking to the third and fourth year undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Computer Technology, Business Information Technology and Computer Science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology during a Career Mentorship Talk on Technology and Entrepreneurship, Thursday, July 12, 2018, the Kuza Biashara Founder, CEO and… Continue reading →

Student Wins the Kenya Bureau of Standards Essay Contest

Student Wins the Kenya Bureau of Standards Essay Contest

The 2018 Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) Annual Essay Competition was won by Mr. Khajira Christopher, a third year Electrical and Computer Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The 21-year-old student emerged top, beating over 150 contestants drawn from various universities across Kenya, among them Technical University of Kenya and Moi University who clinched second and third positions respectively. The competition held annually, aims at imparting knowledge on the importance of standardization to students.  This year’s theme was, “The Role of Quality infrastructure and Standardization in facilitating Trade and Sustainable development within… Continue reading →

Biochemical Society to Host “Match Mentor – STEM Edition” Event

Biochemical Society to Host “Match Mentor – STEM Edition” Event

It is all systems go for the Jomo Kenyatta University Biochemical Society (JKUBS) which is set to host a students’ mentorship event on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at JKUAT Main Campus. The event christened: “Match Mentor – STEM Edition,” running under the theme: “STEM in Practice: Crossing the Bridge to Your Career and Self-development,” is organized by JKUBS in partnership with Arena Kenya and the Society of Engineering Students (SES) at JKUAT. The Chairperson of JKUBS, Ms. Stacey Nandasaba, a Third year undergraduate student pursuing Industrial Biotechnology, says JKUBS is a non-profitable society that seeks… Continue reading →

Elected Students’ Leaders Take Oath of Office

Elected Students’ Leaders Take Oath of Office

A new team of elected student leaders of the Jomo Kenyatta Students Association (JKUSA) have taken oath of office as per the JKUSA Constitution initiated in the year 2016 to mark the beginning of their one-year reign of representing the student fraternity. The speakers at the inaugural ceremony held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Assembly Hall, July 10, 2018, urged the new leaders to be servant leaders who will put their education first while conveying their ability to lift the needy students and mentor fellow students to be positive thinkers. Addressing… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts Japanese Cultural Day

JKUAT Hosts Japanese Cultural Day

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) hosted a Japanese Cultural Day where participants were exposed to cultural diversity of Japan in a bid to boost Kenya-Japan relations. The event held on Thursday, July 6, 2018, was organized by Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) and supported by Aviva Technologies Limited. The audience was treated to top notch presentations about Japan, Japanese pop song, dance, documentary film and animation movie, Japanese games and traditional clothes. Asuka Mizuguchi, the Coordinator of the event who is also an intern at JICA’s AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Office said, the initiative… Continue reading →