Lucia Kabanga has found her niche! The question she tries to answer everyday is ‘What medicinal properties can we harvest from traditional plant species?’ She also inspires young minds as an instructor at Chancellor College, Malawi. Continue reading
“Viruses to me are extremely smart, and almost poetic to me.” Quite an introduction to the subject of virology! Dr. Connie Chow talks of her love for virology, her interests in transforming STEM learning through initiatives like The Exploratory in Ghana and The letter to my young self initiative. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
What does science have to do with the quality of the food that you eat? Dr. Angela Parry-Hanson, a food microbiologist in Ghana, takes us through her career progression and explains why food microbiology is an important career choice for Africa, and how to become a specialist in this area. Continue reading
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
Medicine is defined as a “calling” or the noblest profession, mostly because it involves service of others at their weakest. Doctor Refilwe Mothibamele tells us how her pursuit of a medical career led her to HIV-AIDS Research and what makes it an engaging occupation.
Question: Tell me about your training as a medical doctor.
Refilwe: I did my first year, what we call common year, at the University of Botswana, then proceeded to Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban for Bachelor of Medicine in Surgery for 5 years. Continue reading
Meet Ms. Thobo, Ms. Kandondi and Ms. Marang, aspiring scientists in agriculture in Botswana. They tell us their stories and aspirations for agriculture in their country.
Miss Kapweke Kandondi – Soil and Water Engineering
The person and the career:
I am Kapweke Kandondi, from Etsha in the northern part of Botswana. My undergraduate degree was in BSc. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where I was the best student. I am currently pursuing an MSc. in Soil and Water Engineering focusing on conservation agriculture. I chose to do engineering, since I have always enjoyed science. Continue reading