Dear SciBridge Supporters,
As 2016 draws to an end, we welcome you to reflect with us on the progress and impact of the SciBridge project on achieving its mission of enabling renewable energy collaborations amongst university scientists and educators in the U.S. and Africa.
This year was an exciting year for us in terms of establishing our U.S. home base at North Carolina State University and developing financial support for experiment kits for the next few years. We also shared the message of SciBridge around the U.S. in the hopes of developing new financial support and general interest in U.S.-Africa science collaborations. The following are particular highlights:
In the coming years, SciBridge will continue to act as a connection and collaboration platform for scientists in the U.S. and Africa. We firmly believe that there is a significant need for sustainable energy development, and that assembling teams of scientists from all regions of the world to work together will be a key component of solving this global challenge. Universities are ideally positioned to train students to work on culturally diverse and interdisciplinary teams and provide them the understanding and hands-on experience to realize – and invent – new, sustainable energy technologies.
Lastly, we would like to thank you all for your time and enthusiasm for the project, whether it is via your role as a current or former volunteer, as an educator, a student who participated in our workshop, or a fan. We wish you all a happy and peaceful 2017. Please continue to follow our progress on our website, Facebook, or twitter. We welcome your feedback and new ideas!
Assistant Professor, NC State University
SciBridge Chair & U.S. Organizer
Materials Science & Engineering students & SciBridge ambassadors meeting and brainstorming with one of the most eminent scientists of our time, Millie Dresselhaus! Students discussed the future of Scibridge as well as their current individual research projects. We were honored to have her in our presence today.