Speaking the Language of Mathematics

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women In Science campaign that highlights women who are passionate about their fields, pioneering innovative research and development, and who are examples to women following in their footsteps towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and

Postdoctoral Researcher Selected for National Geographic Leadership Programme

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Yvette Ehlers Smith has been selected for the National Geographic Early Career Leadership Programme designed to invest in the development of promising scientists, conservationists, storytellers and educators and equip them to lead in these fields and generate solutions for a healthy, sustainable future. Ehlers Smith, who conducts research at the Centre for

UKZN Water Expert Profiled and Lauded in Water Wheel Magazine

Expert in hydrology and climate change Emeritus Professor Roland Schulze, whose career has spanned more than five decades and earned him numerous accolades, is featured in the July/August edition of the Water Research Commission’s (WRC) Water Wheel magazine. Schulze, who grew up in KwaZulu-Natal’s German community, studied Physical Geography and Chemistry at the then University of Natal, progressing to masters

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production

Wonder Women In Science 2020

The Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) campaign celebrates female scientists from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in fields of science.

Vision via Digitisation the Focus of Mechatronics Master’s Research

Ms Ingrid Botha, a master’s candidate in Mechatronic Engineering at UKZN, is focusing her research on using integrated mechatronic systems to digitise written and printed text and transcribe the data into braille for the visually impaired. Botha’s research investigates the viability of a wearable reading device that scans written text and transcribes it into braille,

Maths PhD Candidate Participates in Prestigious MIT Workshop

Ms Maurine Atieno Songa, a PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Scienceparticipated in a virtual conference run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the topic of Applied Category Theory (ACT). During Songa’s master’s studies, she became interested in the field of Category Theory, the study of how objects relate

UKZN Contributes to International Study Throwing Fresh Light on the Age of the Universe

Researchers from UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) have contributed to an international collaborative study* that is taking a renewed look at the oldest light in the universe, suggesting that the universe is approximately 13.77 billion years old. Professor Matt Hilton and Professor Kavilan Moodley from the ARC are contributors to the research led by astronomers

Computer Science Academic Features in Facial Recognition Tech Discussion

Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk was a member of a live online panel which discussed: The Future of Facial Recognition Tech in Africa. Hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the panel was chaired by Senior ISS Research Advisor for Emerging Threats in Africa

Computer Science Academic Features in Facial Recognition Tech Discussion

Click here for isiZulu version Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk was a member of a live online panel which discussed: The Future of Facial Recognition Tech in Africa. Hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the panel was chaired by Senior ISS Research Advisor