Congratulations to Stella Kanyesigye on her Master of Science degree in physics!!!
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.
Congratulations to NC State Scibridge volunteers who won 2nd place and $300 in the MRS Spring 2016 meeting "Sustainability in the Community" competition.
SciBridge is competing for $500 in the Materials Research Society sustainability competition! We thank the MRS for giving us the opportunity to compete in this competition as well as fostering the 1st Joint U.S.-Africa Materials Initiative (JUAMI) Materials Research School in Africa that in turn kicked off the organization that is Scibridge today!
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Great news!!! SciBridge has been awarded the East Africa Strategic Initiative Grant from NC State. The grant will allow for travel for our African coordinator, John Paul Eneku, to NC State to develop new projects and strengthen our ties with the African network and develop new experimental kits and collaboration opportunities.
Members of the Scibridge team present the Scibridge project's story thus far at the 5th Annual Shaw University Student Research Symposium. We were welcomed with opened arms and received positive reviews from students and faculty alike. We are looking forward to spreading the Scibridge mission to more events such as these in the future.
"Two graduate students, an American and a Ugandan, who met at a research school in Ethiopia, have dedicated themselves to creating a way to foster more connections between U.S. and African scientists."
Read more in our "Letter from the Field" to Science & Diplomacy.
The SciBridge project has been awarded a North Carolina State University Diversity Mini-Grant Award! This award will allow us to establish SciBridge at NCSU and increase both the local and global diversity of engineers. We will utilize the SciBridge project as a way to highlight the societal impact of engineering in order to increase the diversity of engineering students at NC State. We will also develop and send a new experiment kits to our partner universities in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania in order to increase the global diversity of engineers. As always, our focus is on global sustainable energy. We are very grateful for the support!
Introducing the SciBridge Newsletter!
Our new quarterly newsletter gives updates on the SciBridge project, highlights our members, and gives information on opportunties for US-Africa science collaborations. Our first issue can be found below!
SciBridge volunteers at North Carolina State University have been busy designing experiments using the donated Ocean Optics UV-vis spectrometer for Makerere University in Uganda. The UV-vis spectrometer will be used to determine the absorption properties of dyes for dye sensitized solar cells. SciBridge volunteers are testing out the software and trying out different kinds of dyes including pomegranate juice in an effort to ensure all the experimental "kinks" are worked out before we send the instrument to Uganda. As always, we are grateful for our volunteers!
SciBridge Teams with Ocean Optics!
We're thrilled to announce the first-ever instrument donation to the SciBridge project from Ocean Optics! Ocean Optics has generously donated a modular UV-vis spectrometer to the Physics Department at Makerere University in Uganda. This instrument will allow Makerere University undergraduate students to characterize natural dyes for dye sensitized solar cells. Last year, the students participated in the first-ever SciBridge workshop on dye-sensitized solar cells; this year, we are able to send them a top-of-the-line instrument!