The Root Of The Science Podcasts

EP 83: Sandiso Ngwenya- PhD Student in Chemistry

October 04, 2021 Anne Chisa Season 2 Episode 83
The Root Of The Science Podcasts
EP 83: Sandiso Ngwenya- PhD Student in Chemistry
Show Notes

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to episode 83.

Sandiso Ngwenya is my guest today; she was born and raised in Zimbabwe and now resides in South Africa. In this episode, we discuss how her other interests contribute to her being more than just a scientist. Sandiso describes her love of beauty, particularly makeup, and we talk about the stereotypes of what female scientists are supposed to look like and how new age female scientists, such as herself, are changing that. We then talk about how she ended up in the field of chemistry by chance. . Sandiso is a PhD student in chemistry at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, and she has excelled in this field since then.  Currently, her research is focused on the synthesis of important antioxidants that provide new possibilities for the treatment and prevention of UV-mediated diseases. Join in as we hear about this research, the Root of her science + MORE!

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Twitter & Instagram: @Sandiso_n
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1BL3uayeJDcpLCjHNnQSDA. 

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