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In Ofentse Phuti’s first year at CMU-Africa, she has embraced the lessons of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ leadership development, career preparation, and community service.
It was Katrina Ramirez-Meyers’ experience serving as a high school teacher in a small West African town without electricity that sparked her interest in batteries and energy storage.
In 2017, Bobson Rugambwa (MSIT '18) and his fellow Student Guild members launched Giving CMU Day at CMU-Africa in hopes of fostering the spirit of giving back to the university community.
In their first year, CyLab-Africa and the newly announced Upanzi Network have made deliberate strides toward improving cybersecurity in Africa.
Edith Luhanga, assistant research professor at CMU-Africa, was recently named a 2022 Next Einstein Forum award recipient.
Timothy Kaboya (MSIT ’16) is a software engineer at Microsoft in Nairobi, Kenya who is ready to make an impact on the continent.
Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will bring together academia, government, and the private sector to make digital financial services more accessible.
The CMU-Africa Data Science Club competed in this year’s Umoja Hack and took home several awards.
Research about smishing (SMS phishing) from CMU-Africa and the Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology was recently published in IEEE Access.
A historic partnership with the Mastercard Foundation will expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs at CMU-Africa, helping to strengthen Africa’s technology, innovation, and research ecosystem.
Five College of Engineering faculty members have been awarded the Dean’s Early Career Fellowship in recognition of their exemplary contributions to their respective fields.
Since early childhood, Mastercard Foundation Scholar Furaha Benedict (MSIT ’23) knew that making positive change in the world would be part of her life’s work.
The African Engineering and Technology Network awarded six planning grants to research collaborations that will lead to socio-economic impact and focus on driving inclusive digital growth on the African continent.
In its second year running, CMU-Africa’s undergraduate bridge program graduated 33 students.
Israel Oladejo, a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, earned a master’s degree in information technology and applied machine learning this spring and has already founded a startup.
Conrad Tucker and Assane Gueye organized the first-ever West Africa Conference on Digital Public Goods and Cybersecurity, held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
At CMU-Africa, Khalil Liouane (MSIT '23) is a student of many firsts. He is the first student from Tunisia, and he is the first CMU-Africa student to register for courses at Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College.
The master’s practicum, a required component of the MSIT degree program, is a valuable opportunity for students to work directly with companies on complex industry problems.
CMU-Africa visiting faculty Rebekah Shirley recently organized the Youth Advocacy Clinic for Clean Energy in collaboration with Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
On May 27, CMU-Africa held its ninth graduation ceremony and celebrated the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020.
With different backgrounds, cultures, and languages, Eric Serge Uwimana and Brian Lamtoo never would have guessed that they would find themselves following the same career path.
This March, CyLab-Africa held the first-ever picoCTF-Africa cybersecurity competition in order to excite young Africans to pursue a career in the field of cybersecurity.
CMU-Africa student Fonyuy Boris Lami applied his information technology studies, research endeavors, and internship opportunities to fulfilling the Mastercard Foundation’s mission to engineer the future of Africa.
When Beatrice Birir began the MSIT program at CMU-Africa, she was ready for the academic challenges that lay ahead. What she didn’t expect was the personal growth she would find when her career path didn’t go in the direction that she had originally planned.
Building upon two decades of efforts by the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2022 INTERSECT@CMU Conference brought together speakers and panelists to discuss urgent issues facing our planet.
As a member of the CMU-Africa community, Ramadhan Juma Mwatima has many different titles: alumnus, IT engineer, full stack developer, entrepreneur, and staff member. But in the rural Tanzanian town where Mwatima grew up, he is known by only one name: teacher.
CMU-Africa, the World Bank Group, and the African Development Bank launched the STEM Women Lead Speaker Series which aims to inspire girls to take up STEM subjects.
In 2016, five students were enrolled in the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program. Today, CMU-Africa reached its early goal of 125 students who represent 22 nationalities.
As part of SDG Action and Awareness Week, CMU-Africa hosted the UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Foye Ndiaye, for a dialogue session on SDGs.
The Women in Tech club, in partnership with CyLab-Africa’s picoCTF-Africa competition, recently held a technical session on basic programming and cryptography.
His Excellency Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, visited CMU-Africa as part of his three-day official visit to Rwanda.
When Ayobami Esther Olanrewaju's search for a graduate school led her to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program, she got one of the best surprises of her life—Carnegie Mellon University was also located in Rwanda.
For the first time ever, Africa will have its own leaderboard in the picoCTF competition.
From an early age, CMU-Africa alumna Marie Ange Tesire wanted to seek out the new and discover the unexpected. That sense of curiosity has continued into her profession: machine learning engineer at Rwanda Space Agency.
Patrick McSharry is collaborating with the Government of Rwanda to analyze the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda and make predictions about how the disease may impact the country in the future.
Second Life Storage, a CMU-Africa alumni startup, won second place at the 2021 Hanga PitchFest. The win came with a $20,000 prize.
CMU-Africa’s Barry Rawn recently participated in a showcase of energy innovations in Rwanda hosted by the University of Rwanda.
CMU-Africa recently participated in Connect Rwanda, a smartphone distribution initiative co-championed by MTN Rwanda in partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation
CMU-Africa students co-created the Internet Resilience Index, which is used to rate a country’s internet resilience level based on four measurement pillars: infrastructure, performance, security, and market readiness.
Carnegie Mellon University Africa recently welcomed two delegations to Kigali Innovation City: the African Distinguished Diplomatic Delegation and the Angola Chamber of Commerce.
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