STEM WOW - STEM Woman of the Week

Telling the stories of African women rocking it in STEM

STEM WOW is a project by Nsesa Foundation to tell the stories of young inspirational African women on the continent and in the diaspora who are rocking it in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Between January and June 2018, we will share the stories of such women with 2.5 million people across the world on our website and social media pages.

We hope to inspire the next generation of female African Innovators, Scientists, Engineers and STEM educators with these powerful stories.

Latest STEM WOW Stories

Meet Redeat Gebeyehu, Research Coordinator at Doctors Without Borders

Redeat was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and lived there for the most part of her life with her wonderful parents and two brothers. While she was in high school, she received a scholarship to attend African Leadership Academy (ALA), which is an institution that seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Currently at Stanford, she is majoring in Human Biology with a Public Health concentration and minoring in Global Studies with a focus on African Studies. CONTINUE READING
Meet Redeat Gebeyehu, Research Coordinator at Doctors Without Borders

Meet Claris Nadini, Mechanical Engineering student at Ashesi University

Claris Nadini, a MasterCard Scholar, is a second-year student at Ashesi University, Ghana, studying Mechanical Engineering. Claris currently serves as the founder and chair of Badili Zone Organization based in Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Nairobi, Kenya, that is aiming at ensuring every student has access to quality education, adequate learning materials, guidance, and mentorship that will enable them to be educated goal-driven young leaders while accessing financial support to further their education. CONTINUE READING
Meet Claris Nadini, Mechanical Engineering student at Ashesi University

Meet Laura Ethel Akafful, CEO of Laurel Gas Resources

Laura Ethel Akafful comes from Abomosu, a small town in the Eastern region of Ghana. She started her basic school education from Abomosu Presbyterian Primary School and moved to Adum Presbyterian Junior High School in Kumasi. She then progressed to Wesley Girls' High School, Kumasi, for her Senior High School education, where she studied General Science. CONTINUE READING
Meet Laura Ethel Akafful, CEO of Laurel Gas Resources

Meet Audrey Ncube, Research Scientist at Institute for Stem cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM), Germany

Audrey is a Zimbabwean born Biologist working in the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Due to the deteriorating state of the economy of Zimbabwe in 2005, she migrated to Germany with a clear goal to study. Today, she holds a B.Sc. in Applied Biology and an M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences both acquired at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany. CONTINUE READING
Meet Audrey Ncube, Research Scientist at Institute for Stem cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM), Germany

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