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).

From January 2018, we have been sharing 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 Angela Tabiri, Postdoctoral fellow at AIMS-Ghana

After postgraduate studies at AIMS-Ghana and ICTP-Italy, Angela became conscious of the opportunities available when one studies mathematics. Prior to this, most people thought anyone who studied mathematics at the university would end up as a teacher. This is not to say that teaching is not a good profession as Angela also loves teaching. When she realised the many opportunities available after her postgraduate studies, she decided to volunteer as a mathematics teacher in a junior secondary school in her community. This would inspire the young students that mathematics is not impossible to study as perceived and one could pursue a career in mathematics. Angela’s undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Ghana. CONTINUE READING
Meet Angela Tabiri, Postdoctoral fellow at AIMS-Ghana

Meet Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye, Project Director at Vaal University of Technology – Research (ITKTM-Dihlare)

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye is a Project Manager of the Institute of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Medicine – Dihlare, at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences. She collaborates with Traditional Health Practitioners (THP), other scientists and different stakeholders as this is a trans-disciplinary project. CONTINUE READING
Meet Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye, Project Director at Vaal University of Technology – Research (ITKTM-Dihlare)

Meet Noella Nibakuze, Design Associate at MASS Design Group, Rwanda

Born and raised in Rwanda, Noella is a creative and qualified Architect with over six years of experience in architectural design, building technology, and sustainability. Noella currently works as a Design Associate at MASS Design Group, a design collective that focuses on ways in which design, including landscape architecture, architecture, and engineering, can be leveraged to create positive social and environmental impact. Before joining MASS, she was an Architect at Studio 4 Architects in Rwanda, where she worked on housing complexes, residential units, hotels, and education facilities. CONTINUE READING
Meet Noella Nibakuze, Design Associate at MASS Design Group, Rwanda

Meet Mashàido Becky, Machine Learning Feminist

Becky is a Machine Learning Feminist. You don’t need to find out what “Machine Learning Feminist” means because she made it up! Her passion for women explains the feminist in her, and her passion for ML explains her interest in the intersection of mathematics and computer science. She is always fascinated by how she can improve the lives of women globally - because let's face it, the numbers don't lie when it comes to gender equity and parity. CONTINUE READING
Meet Mashàido Becky, Machine Learning Feminist

Meet Laetitia Benimana, Data Analyst at Rwanda Revenue Authority

Laetitia Benimana is a Mastercard Scholar at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda, pursuing Masters studies in mathematical sciences with a focus in Data Science. Laetitia is currently applying her skills at Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) as a Data scientist intern under the planning and research department. CONTINUE READING
Meet Laetitia Benimana, Data Analyst at Rwanda Revenue Authority

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