Magazine article Liberal Education

PHHE/SENCER Africa Collaboration

Magazine article Liberal Education

PHHE/SENCER Africa Collaboration

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Four leaders from the Nairobi-based, pan-African NGO, African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE), attended the SENCER Summer Institute in Santa Clara in August 2001. While in the U.S., AWSE worked in collaboration with AAC&U, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the International Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) at Iowa State University to develop activities-including a workshop in Africa-to achieve three purposes:

1. mobilizing resources within African colleges and universities to focus on reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

2. Improving science education within the challenge of improving general education at the postsecondary level by using the SENCER approach.

3. Supporting the growth, development, and influence of AWSE as an organization. In December a delegation of the American partners (AAC&U, AAAS, IWISE) traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the three-- day workshop organized by AWSE for teams from twelve universities and research institutes in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. …

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