About the Faculty of Science

The role of science and technology in the development of any country cannot be emphasized enough. The Faculty of Science was established in the 2003/2004 Academic Year with the aim of meeting the ever-growing challenges of development in African Countries, which have yearned for different cadres of Scientists who can contribute to the development of their continent.

Key Achievements

Collaborations

  • Established collaboration with Linux Professional Institute in offering certification courses in IT
  • Inclusion of CUEA as a potential partner with University of Notre Dame in a USAID HED grant proposal.
  • Established useful contacts with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy that gave the Natural Science Department the opportunity to benefit from outreach and equipment.
  • Partnering with the Holy Cross Parish in Dandora to find a point of entry in their livelihood improvement activities.
  • A collaborative research between staff from CUEA and Notre Dame University in the US on haemoglobin levels for children in the slums of Nairobi is in the offing.
  • Participates in, and sponsors Mathematics Contests in: Mang’u High School, Maseno High School and St. Francis Girls High School.

Acquisitions:

  • Acquired, with the assistance of the University Management, sixty (60) new computers for our Computer Science teaching labs in Tzadua Hall.

Community Service:

Trained Communities at the Holy Cross Parish (Dandora) and Kibera Probation office in detergent making. Offenders on probation under the Kibera Probation office were trained on sack gardening and charcoal making as part of the Faculty’s community service engagement last year (2013).

Staff Development:

  • Increased PhD holders in the Faculty from 1 in 2010 to 5 in 2013.

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Seminars:

Faculty members have continued to participate in local and international Workshops/Conferences/Seminars.

      • Four staff members from the Mathematics Department were sponsored by the Faculty for the 5-day Strathmore annual Mathematics Research Workshop in 2012 and 2013
      • Ian Kaniu of Physics department attended the Fourth African Regional Radiation Protection Association Congress (AFRIRP A04) International workshop held in Rabat, Morocco from 13th-17th September 2014
      • Carolyne Songa of Physics department attended a workshop in the African School on Space Science: Related Applications and Awareness for Sustainable Development of the region that was held at CST-UR, Kigali- Rwanda from 30th June to 11th July 2014
      • Dr Rossa Nyoike attended a Regional Workshop on Widening Informed Stakeholder Engagement for REDD+ (WISE REDD+) that was held in Mombasa, Kenya between 11th and 13th August 2014.

Students’ Graduation:

  • Graduated 1st PhD graduand from the Faculty and was awarded PhD In Mathematics (Statistics specialization) in October 2013.

Interdisciplinary Session:

  • Organized a successful 6th Interdisciplinary Session, which ran from 16th – 17th October 2014 where diverse themes of relevance to contemporary society issues were presented. The conference was opened by Dr Uyi Stewart, Chief Scientist, IBM Research Lab, Africa

IBM/CUEA Certificate in Applied Computer Science Course

  • The IBM Research Lab has set up their only lab in Africa at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Langata Campus. The focus of their research is application of Big Data to Africa’s grand challenges in the areas of Energy, Health, Water, Education and Genomics.
  • In order to effectively engage in collaborative research in these areas with Universities in Kenya, IBM Research Africa in partnership with the Faculty of Science offers a one-semester course in Applied Computer Science to staff and students from universities and research institutions in Kenya. Each of the course units is taught by domain experts drawn from their pool of world-class Researchers
  • The pioneer class was held between February and April 2014. The next class will take place same time next year (2015).
  • Successful completion of the course leads to an award of a Certificate of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Uniqueness of the Programme

    • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is the only private university in Kenya offering the following programmes: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, Master of Science in Mathematics and PhD in Mathematics

The number of Graduates

Year Number

Year

No. of Graduates

1

2004

17

2

2005

29

3

2006

66

4

2007

53

5

2008

85

6

2009

89

7

2010

88

8

2011

66

9

2012

68

10

2013

92

11

2014

86

 

TOTAL

739

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