The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) has hosted this year’s University of Michigan’s (U-M) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Africa International Conference at its International Centre for Innovative Learning. The Conference which is the second of its kind was a collaboration between KNUST and the University of Michigan.
KNUST is the first African University to host this Conference. The University’s partnership role in hosting was as a result of its vision of “Advancing knowledge in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa”.
The Conference which started on the 28th of May ended on the 2nd of June 2012 and was organised under the theme: “Advancing Africa STEM Research, Education and Collaboration”. The Conference brought together Researchers from Africa and the United States of America, who made presentations on Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Manufacturing and Innovation, Mathematical Sciences, Sustainable Energy and Design, STEM Education, Research Funding, Public Health and Diasporas and STEM in Africa.
Professor Peter Donkor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of KNUST, in a keynote address, said he was impressed with the Conference and hoped that problems common to humanity were going to be identified for prompt action. He encouraged the participants to take the Conference seriously and expressed his profound gratitude to all the organisers of this year’s Conference for a job well done.
The objective of the conference among other things was to share some of the current scientific research happening which were of significance to Africans, to encourage and foster scientific research collaborations and educational Infrastructure development with Africa partners.
U-M’s STEM- Africa Initiative was born in 2009 by the Africa Studies Centre of the University of Michigan. The Initiative sought to nurture emerging STEM scholars on the continent and advance research collaborations in STEM disciplines between U-M and partnering Institutions in Africa.
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