UofG projects recognised

UofG projects recognised

Issued: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:44:00 BST

Two projects from the University of Glasgow were recognised by politicians last week. 

FemEng in Rwanda

Sandra White MSP lodged the motion:

“That the Parliament congratulates the FemEng in Rwanda project on its recent trip to Rwanda promoting science and engineering to over 1,000 secondary school pupils; notes that FemEng in Rwanda is led by eight female engineering students from the University of Glasgow and aims to encourage the participation of young women in science and engineering fields; understands that it has left 180 packs of AFRIpads for its Rwandan team to distribute as it continues giving workshops in more rural areas of the country; notes that the trip included a celebratory reception at the University of Rwanda, hosted by Vice-Chancellor Phil Cotton, on 21st July 2017, which was attended by representatives from Zipline and Bridges to Prosperity, as well as staff from the College of Science and Technology; welcomes the news that there will be a club named FutureYou established to continue the work in Rwanda, with a focus on careers guidance in STEM and architecture subjects, and looks forward to hearing of its future successes.

Blantyre-Blantyre project

In a special Westminster Hall Debate looking at the Scotland-Malawi relationship Patrick Grady MP said:

" In my own constituency, a number of different projects and schools have connections and partnerships.I would particularly highlight the University of Glasgow’s Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, which is running the Blantyre-Blantyre project. It is funded by the Scottish Government and a number of other funders to study life expectancy and different health interventions in Blantyre, Malawi and Blantyre, Scotland, and to share the learning experiences and the lessons from both those communities."