Advocacy

Education: Using media to promote K-12 science teachers

 – by Fanuel Muindi –  The recruitment and retention of high quality teachers is one of central tenets of many education systems around the world. Some of the strategies used by many countries to maintain their stock of high-quality teachers include better monetary compensation, continuing professional development, leadership training, and also performance based increases in […]

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Developing world: Build neuroscience capacity in Africa

by Fanuel Muindi and Joseph B. Keller  The non-profit organization TReND is funding a neuroscience training initiative so that Africa’s scientists can join this rapidly evolving research field (see www.trendinafrica.org). TReND (for ‘Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development’) is run by volunteer researchers at several universities worldwide. It organizes outreach courses and workshops for young African […]

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NextGen Voices on Global collaboration

by Fanuel Muindi  We need more travel funds for scientists in developing nations. Today’s global scientific community is more connected than any other time in history. The technology available today allows for fast and reliable communication between scientists in different countries, which is essential for collaborative research projects. However, technology alone is not sufficient for […]