Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Citizens and Travelers II - A Collection of African Scientists' stories

Sep 27, 2023, 5:15 PM
Charlotte Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Charlotte Room

Protea Hotel King George

Contributed Oral Presentation Community Engagements Parallel Session 2


Ms Jesutofunmi Fajemisin (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)


Citizens and Travelers II is a project that is aimed towards the collection and publishing of the stories of African scientists. We strongly believe that everyone has a story to tell either those with happy endings or unhappy ones. These stories, if shared, will, in turn, motivate, guide and correct others. We have read stories of how the western world has made an impact in science, we believe it’s time to tell the world the impact of African scientists in Science and Technology. We considered diverse backgrounds, age groups, gender and experiences of African scientists. The ongoing batch featured seven scientists namely: Dr. Azote Somiealo, Professor Mirjana Povic, Dr Mounia Laassiri, Professor Wole Soboyejo, Dr Marie- Clementine, Professor Claudio and Dr Bertrand Tchanche. Stories are collected via either surveys or interviews. We are working on designing a web-based application where people can access this information and share with students within their network.

Abstract Category Community Engagement

Primary author

Ms Jesutofunmi Fajemisin (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)


Dr Ketevi Assamagan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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