May 20, 2019

STEM Weekly Round-Up: Soy Milk Fights Cholesterol, Kantaka Vehicles and More

NEWS

Maiden “Tech-Fest” Technology Dialogue Held in Accra

Cyber security experts, ethical hackers and penetration testers converged for the first ever Tech Fest to engage in the dialogue about privacy on social media and the internet as a whole.

Government to support large-scale production of Kantanka vehicles

The government is to lay out a comprehensive programme to support the Kantanka Automobile Company Limited to produce vehicles fit for the African market.

Otumfuo, Thomas Mensah to build Ghana’s first Aircraft maintenance facility in Kumasi

Ghanaian-American inventor and creator of Silicon Valley of Ghana, Dr. Thomas Mensah has disclosed that his outfit in collaboration with Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has secured funds to set up an aircraft maintenance facility in the Ashanti region.

Soy Milk Can Lower Cholesterol

Soy protein as found in soy milk can lower cholesterol, this ability is according to a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Ghana Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children

Children in Ghana are starting to get a new vaccine designed to stop malaria. Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other malaria-prevention measures are still necessary.

EVENTS

Andela- Women in Tech discusaion

Topic: Andela discussion on diversity and female participation in tech
Facilitator: Omowale David-Ashiru – Andela Nigeria’s Country Director
Date: Thursday 16th May 2019
Venue: Impact Hub, Accra at 4pm

Join The Ghana Science Association

OPPORTUNITIES

IBRO-ARC Advanced School on Neuroscience Research in South Africa: Infections, Toxins, and Epilepsy

The week-long advanced neuroscience school will consist of intensive day-to-day and face-to-face interactive program on research design and methodologies in neurosciences, recent advances in environmental neurosciences and experimental modeling (GIS and Laboratory Modeling), and translational applications for clinical and public health benefits with a focus on epilepsy and neuro-infectious disease.

Job Openings At The Ghana Wildlife Society

Project and Finance Officers

FEATURE

A Day In The Life Of An ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENGINEER

The best part of my job is working with new datasets from various domains (Biotechnology, Optometry, Epidemiology etc) and training Deep Neural Networks on them, which either ends up as research papers or part of the main minoHealth system.

 

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