Policy and medical care: Why we need more doctors in policy and advocacy

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Dr. Mellany Murgo knew that she wanted to be a doctor at 9 years old. She also knew in medical school that she wanted to make an impact in the field of medicine. Her interest in medical research, advocacy and policy makes her journey compelling. Here is her story.

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The art of problem solving: Why I don’t know what I don’t know

How do we deal with problems we can’t solve? Or questions we can’t respond to? “I don’t know” is one of the most difficult statements an engineer can make.  However, just stopping at “I don’t know” is, to me, one of the most tragic mistakes a good engineer can make.  I believe that it is important to know why I don’t know before I can lay the issue to rest.  Continue reading

There is so much more to science

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Ruth Tiyembe is a Biochemistry student at the University of Botswana. She is passionate about the “out of the box” thinking that the sciences have to offer, and the breadth of career choices possible. She shares her take on sciences. 


How did you come to love science?
Coincidentally, I always wanted to do law while in high school. Continue reading

New year, New resolutions, Same person

Everyone has targets. In life, in their careers, in their hobbies. Quick example, when we talk about being successful, isn’t that a target? Or watching one episode of Grey’s Anatomy after work, isn’t this a goal? Most of our goals are bobbing around in our heads, easily thrown out when another seemingly more important item comes to mind. It is, no wonder, that the last three months of the year elicit a frenzied rush to achieve all those targets that we haven’t even thought about for the most part of the year. Continue reading

How Industrial Engineering has affected my life

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Tumisang Orapeleng is a final year Industrial Engineering student at the University of Botswana. She is also working part-time at the Botswana Engineers Registration Board. She speaks about what has changed in her life since she started her course and where she believes her career is headed.

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The life of a wildlife biologist

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Did you know that Botswana and Namibia have over half of the world’s population of cheetahs? Ms. Rebecca Klein is one of the custodians of this endangered species in Botswana. She is the Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Botswana, a charity organization whose mandate is to preserve this threatened species. She is also an experienced wildlife biologist with 19 years of experience. Continue reading