Five AIMS Senegal students went to the second edition of its Women’s Mathematics Workshop in Abidjan by the Association des Jeunes Femmes et Mathématiques (AJFM) and the Université Houphouët Boigny on Dec. 4. The workshop was a pan-African platform allowing young mathematicians to meet with role models and women innovators in academia, engineering, medicine and molecular research.
“Ce séjour en cote d’ivoire a été très important pour nous. En effet on a rencontré de grandes dames mathématiciennes qui se battent comme les hommes. Ce qui nous a donné plus de courage,” a dit étudiante Mory Traore.
The workshop is a forum for ideas, as well as conversations on career and scholarship for young women in mathematics. Secondary school and university students, teachers and lecturers, engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs gather to form a melting pot and viable resource for research in mathematics and the sciences.
Layih Butake, the AIMS Senegal MCF Communication and Outreach Manager, participated in a panel on The Participation of the African Female Mathematician in the Scientific, Technical, Technological and Economic Development of Africa and led a session on Promoting Women in the Sciences: The AIMS Model. The latter featured AIMS mission, vision and applicable programs.