Hello everyone, welcome back to EP 67!
Today is a special one because I have not one -but TWO guests- team members from the African In STEM organization. Firstly, we have Cynthia Okoye, a PhD student in pharmacology from Nigeria. Secondly, Kagiso Loeto, PhD student in Materials Science from Botswana. In the episode, we learn that Africans in STEM was started in 2019 by four African scientists at the University of Cambridge who wanted to create a space for Africans in the UK researching STEM disciplines to network, connect, showcase their work and discuss issues regarding STEM in the context of the African continent and the diaspora. The inaugural symposium was held in June 2019 and had invited speakers and talks spanning academia, industry and science communication. We find out about the first symposium's success and discuss the next symposium. (at the time of the recording the details ofthe symposium were not finalized as yet, now they are) . The online event happening over 2 days from 23-24 April 2021. The team tells us what one can expect, how to be part of the event. Remember to register for the event with all links in the description box. We discussed other projects that Africans in STEM conducts apart from the symposium. Lastly, we chat about the amazing sponsors that have been beneficial in the past and present to achieve their goals.
Tune in as we hear about this and more
Register for symposium on website: https://www.africansinstem.co.uk/
Facebook: Africans In STEM