College of Biological and Physical Sciences
ChristianAid has donated Solar Panels, Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Lamps, Power Packs and Radio Connectors worth Ksh. 600,000 to aid in research and training at the School of Physical Sciences.
Presenting the items, Mr. Eston Njuki, Programme Coordinator ChristianAid, said that this would contribute in promoting local technologies by assessing ways that the organization can provide meaningful impact to the students and to the society. He said that this was a step to begin more collaboration with the University and transfer knowledge to students.
The Prinicipal, Prof. Bernard Aduda welcomed the move saying that it would open doors for more research. He urged ChristianAid to partner with the University to provide solutions in challenges observed from their research. This would be made possible with combined teamwork by working with lecturers who are undertaking different researches in diverse fields. He also informed them that the University had set up a Research, Production and Extension (RPE) section headed by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu. RPE is charged with the responsibility of enhancing research activities in the University.
In addition, Prof. Aduda acquainted ChristianAid representatives, on the initiative of the University to work towards science incubation labs. Presently, there is the Computing for Development (C4D) Lab and Electronics –LED Lab. These labs serve to link researchers to venture capital, he said, adding that that the incubation labs were platforms for stakeholders to participate.
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