Events and Presentations

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich traveled to University of Michigan on September 15-16, 2015 for meetings with Dr. Nkem Khumbah, Executive Curator of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF).

  • Prof. Kiama Gitahi (RISE-AFNNET Node Coordinator, University of Nairobi) represented RISE at the launch of the Alliance for Accelerating Science in Africa (AESA) in Nairobi, Kenya on September 10, 2015.

  • Leila Dougan traveled to Kampala, Uganda from August 31–September 4, 2015 to conduct video interviews of RISE scientists based at Makerere University.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich represented RISE at the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit Expo on August 4 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.

  • Alan Anderson was in Tanzania from July 4-14, 2015. He met with and interviewed RISE staff, students, and graduates based at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS-UDSM) in Zanzibar, University of Dodoma, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

  • Sarah Rich, AMSEN PhD student Gloria HlongwaneSABINA PhD student Liberata Mwita, and AMSEN graduate Dr. John Mwero traveled to London to participate as panelists in the Planet Earth Institute #scienceAfrica UnConference on July 21, 2015: "Africa’s scientific independence: No more business as usual." Handouts from the RISE events: workshop & private sponsored lunch.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich participated in COREViP 2015 on behalf of SIG/RISE. This conference took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda from June 2-5, 2015.

  • RISE-SSAWRN graduates Drs. Moseki R. Motsholapheko and Paul K. Mensah were Duke University Spring 2015 Africa Initiative Visiting Scholars. They were on the Duke campus from March 22 through May 21, 2015. Drs. Motsholapheko and Mensah visited Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Rutgers University from May 6-10.

  • Dr. Kétévi Assamagan of Brookhaven National Laboratory gave a talk at Princeton University on April 24, 2015 on the Biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications. His talk took place at 12 p.m. in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 216

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich presented on RISE at Working with Africa, Differently on Friday, April 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the Theron Room of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library in Princeton, NJ. The forum showcased four area organizations (Friends of the Soko Fund, GAIA at Trinity, Science Initiative Group at IAS, and Princeton in Africa) that are taking creative approaches to promoting economic, scientific and social development throughout Africa.

  • Freelance journalist Leila Dougan travelled to Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa from April 6-10, 2015 to conduct video interviews of RISE scientists based at University of the Witwatersrand and University of Pretoria.

  • Sarah Rich and Arlen Hastings presented on RISE at the 2015 Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, "Re-Visioning the Future of Scientific Leadership," which was held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD on February 25-28, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings attended the World Bank Regional Workshop for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II), co-hosted by Tanzania's Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) and held at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam on January 13-14, 2015.

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