The AIMS House of Science is the coordination Hub of AIMS South Africa’s public engagement activities. Delivering public engagement and advancing leadership, knowledge, and skills for scientific outreach and science communication in AIMS students and researchers. House of Science also provides mentoring and capacity building to enhance and up-scale AIMS students and researchers in research dissemination and community outreach.
To build capacity and train AIMS students, researchers, academics, and alumni so that they are better enabled, skilled, and confident in undertaking public engagement activities, initiatives, and community outreach.
To promote mathematics and science engagement with the broader community in Africa and, showcase the mathematical sciences and its applications research conducted at AIMS.
To stimulate young people’s interest to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and become the next generation of scientists, leaders, and problem solvers.
To improve the participation, progression, and retention rates of women and girls in STEM-related fields.
To conduct research studies on various topical issues on science/mathematics communication and gender in STEM in Africa.
Science Communication & Public Engagement Activities
Gender Equality Activities
2023 National Science Week Launch: AIMS Highlights Mathematics’ Contributions to the Modern World & Communication
🕮 New Book Chapter Alert!✨ 🕮
Science Communication in South Africa: Progress, Challenges and Transformative Scenarios for Engagement
Dr Rejoyce Gavhi-Molefe, House of Science Manager, co-authored the book chapter on Building Capacity for Science Communication in South Africa: Afrocentric Perspectives From Mathematical Scientists in a newly published book…For information...
Africa Day Celebrations: AIMS Inspires Muizenberg High School Students to Pursue STEM career pathways
On 25 May, AIMS celebrated Africa Day. It took the form of a Career Expo organised by Muizenberg Library. On the day, AIMS introduced Muizenberg High School learners to various… For information...
Advancing African Early-Career Women in Mathematical Sciences
House of Science, in collaboration with African Gong and the University of the Western Cape, convened a two-day (29-30 March 2023) Women’s advancement in mathematical sciences capacity-building workshop.
2023 Africa Scientifique Programme Kick Off: Leadership, Knowledge and Skills for impactful Science Communication
Public Dialogue: 2022 World Science Forum Pre-Event at AIMS