Alex Hsain, a Scibridge volunteer, recently attended the 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit in which she won the undergraduate research poster competition and received the inaugural Energy Summit IMPACT Award.
Alex has recently joined Scibridge, and had this to say when asked about the organization.
"The great thing about science is that it brings people together from all types of backgrounds in an effort to forge frontiers. We’re working for the cause of global diversity and global scientific collaboration,”
To read more about Alex and her sustainability research endeavors, click here
As of August 15th, Scibridge became an official club at NC State University. Today, volunteers represented Scibridge at NC State's Campus Connections, a club fair in which students have the chance to see all the diverse ways they can be involved on campus. By the end of the event, over 40 people showed interest in the opportunity to further the Scibridge mission!
Click here to read the piece on Scibridge in the July MRS Bulletin
Thermoelectrics are solid state devices that can be used to convert waste heat into electricity! Such devices could make a huge impact on improving energy efficiency worldwide! The Scibridge Facebook page as well the Scibridge website will continue to continue to keep you updated on the status of the workshop.
It is with our deepest regrets and sorrows that we inform you that the wife of our Vice-chair John Paul Eneku has passed away. We ask that you keep he and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they get through these tough times. More information on the situation can be found here.
Workshop Organizer, Alula Gebresas Gerezgiher of Mekelle University leads Scibridge's first workshop in Ethiopia at Agazi Comprehensive Secondary School. Below are pictures of the students building and testing Solar Cells. Click here to see a video of the students working on the DSSC.
Physics students at Mbarara University of Science & Technology make metal-air batteries last week using SciBridge kits!
Physics students at Mbarara University of Science & Technology in Uganda made metal-air batteries last week using SciBridge kits!
Thank you Materials Research Society Foundation for the funding - we were able to provide the students with everything from materials to safety glasses and gloves.
Yesterday, Scibridge was represented at the NC State's Global Engagement Expo. The expo showcases and features achievements in international research, teaching/scholarship, engagement and economic development at NC State University. Chris Boggs, a Scibridge Volunteer and a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student, represented Scibridge. Chris will continue to to represent Scibridge as he travels to Tanzania this May for the 2nd Joint US-Africa Materials Initiative. Scibridge was founded due to the collaboration of chair Dr. Veronica Augustyn and vice chair John Paul Eneku. Congratulations Chris!
The spectrometer donated by Ocean Optics has arrived at Makerere University in Uganda! This is the first instrument donation to SciBridge and will lead to new research opportunities for students at Makerere studying dye-sensitized solar cells.
Recently, Ocean Optics interviewed our chair Dr. Veronica Augustyn about Scibridge and the spectrometer project. That interview can be found here.
Stella Kanyesigye earned her Master of Science Degree at Mbarra University of Science and Technology. Kanyesigye formed her thesis "Analysis of the Performance of Natural Dyes as Sensitizers in Solar Cells" using Scibridge experiment kit contents. Scibridge congratulates you on your recent educational achievements.