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Welcome to Lions of Science

Lions of Science (LoS) is a charitable organization registered in Kenya and Germany. LoS aims to capacity build and award creative and innovative East African college and university students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). This is through the annual LoS Awards Challenge, LoS Hub and LoS Academy. Our vision and goal is to foster the improvement of socio-economic livelihood in Kenya, Africa and beyond. As LoS, we envision to make a contribution towards the modification of the one-dimensional narrative of Africa through our work and platform.
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What we do

At Lions of Science, we create a platform to award and promote innovative early-stage projects by Kenyan Science, Techology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students. We do so by offering seminars, workshops and mentorship at the LoS Hub. We aspire to focus on integral entrepreneurship and capacity building for STEM students by offering different programs in collaboration with strategic LoS partners.

 

Recent Events

Feel free to browse through our recent events
  • Women's Only Workshop 2016
    March 11, 2016
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    March 11, 2016

    Women’s only workshop 2016
    Lions of Science held a Women’s only workshop on 11th march 2016 at the LoS hub. The event had an attendance of a hundred students who represented students from different colleges and universities across the country.

    The theme of the day being “Sustaining the inclusion of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” and the slogan of forum “I can do this”. The participants had the chance to interact with facilitators from different fields.

    The focus of the workshop was to ensure that participants understood:

    • The opportunities available in STEM fields

    • The power of interaction and networking within the STEM fields

    • How to effectively communicate  STEM

    • The  relevance of their  exposure to  local and international trends in STEM across the world

    • How to translate what they learn in school to real life

    • How to set and meet their targets

    • How to write their curriculum vitae, cover letter and present themselves at interviews.

     The workshop’s key guests were Dr.Deo Onyango from GE Power & Water and Vincent Otieno Odhiambo from ASHOKA. The other speakers included Philip Ogola a Social Media Consultant and Publisher of Timeout Magazine, Dr.Millicent Alooh a Bio medical engineer, Miss. Etta Madete an Architect , Dr. June Kazira an engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta and Dr. Susan Musembi a biotechnologist and a mentor at the Chandaria Business, Incubation and Innovation  center.

    The key message from the speakers was an insight into their different career paths and how they landed into the organization /workplaces they are now. Importantly is how people take different journeys to their career paths and the belief in oneself to be able to make it in life. The ladies were challenged to stay focused, push their boundaries and ensure actualization of their passion in STEM into careers.

    Additionally, they were encouraged to be more proactive in clubs and societies in their institutions as a way to launch out into their careers and as a way to network with colleagues in the STEM field. Emphasis was also laid that there is need for them to be creative and innovative in order to address the challenges we face in society today. This based on the fact that Vision 2030 is pegged on Science and Technology as its driver.
     
     
     
     
     

     

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  • Gender Forum 2016: Getting Parity In STEM
    March 30, 2016
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    March 30, 2016

    On March 30th 2016, Los in collaboration with the Heinrich Boell Foundation East and Horn of Africa held a gender forum at the Kenya National Theatre.

     

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  • Celebration for LoS Innovation Awards winners 2015
    March 10, 2016
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    March 10, 2016

    On March 10, 2016, Lions of Science held a mini celebration for the LoS Innovation Awards winners of 2015.

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Some of our Featured Projects


Project HORAE is an example of synergy between Information Technology

and Mechanical Engineering.

Project HORAE involves water level sensor mounted in overhead water tank

which is reponsible for alerting a microprocessor on when to open or

close water pump.Its soil humidity sensor sends data to the

microprocessor which then decides when to open or close irrigation vales

depending on the recieved values after comparison with its database.

Data from humidity, temperatute and sunshine intensity sensors are also

collectected and sent to cloud storage via internet module liked to the

microprocessor. The farmer then access this informtion via an

interactive mobile application thus can monitor in real time his farm

and also capable of remotely controlling his equipments...
2nd Runners up 2015
Bacterial cellulose is an alternative to using plant cellulose due to its high level of purity due to

the absence of hemicelluloses and lignin and does not require extensive processing. Bacterial

cellulose is an exopolysaccharide produced by Acetobacter xylinum inoculated in suitable

medium consisting glucose, yeast, citric acid referred to as Hestrin-schramm media. The

concentration of glucose was varied to determine at what concentration there is maximum

production of cellulose. Acetobacter xylinum was isolated from rotting apples and confirmed by

biochemical and morphological tests shown in Plate 6, 7 and 8. A bacterial cellulose pellicle

formed on the surface of the media as shown in Plate 9. There was a greater yield of bacterial

cellulose at greater concentration of glucose as seen in Table 1. Plant cellulose was obtained

from crushed maize seeds, hydrolyzed and compared with the bacterial cellulose. The method

used for comparison was high performance liquid chromatography method. Plant cellulose

contained hemicelluloses and lignin as shown by Graph 3 compared to bacterial cellulose shown

in Graph 2 which lacked the impurities. It is a cheap alternative since less processing is required

for removal of impurities as it is pure cellulose....
1st place winner 2015
Unicomm Kit is a universal translator that enables end to end communication (two way) between the sign language users and those who can communicate verbally. The kit is able to converts hand gestures and finger motions to words and speech and also convert speech into words. It has a glove lined up with sensors that detect changes in resistance and can tell when a finger is bent or stretched. It also has touch sensors that can sense contact of the wearer's hands and fingers .The sensors gathers data from the fingers motion and gestures and transmit it to a micro-controller that analyzes all the incoming electrical signals and translate them into words and audio. A Liquid Chrystal Display (LCD) then displays the words and a speaker produces audio (Speech) of the exact electrical signal....
1st place winner 2015
This project is about an automatic water detector that identifies availability of water and switches on the pump whenever there is water and switches off the pump whenever there is no water. The innovation is able to notify the concerned person with a call that the water is being pumped...
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
How do we get to learn the language of the deaf in Kenya? If organizing public forum/event where will I get a sign language interpreter to cater for the deaf in attendance? The answer lies in KSLMoby. KSLMoby is an android mobile application that utilizes the Kenya Institute of Sign...
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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