The University of Nairobi wishes to announce the reporting dates as follows:
All fourth year students (K.C.S.E. 2011) in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, College of Architecture and Engineering, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, College of Education and External Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, B.Sc. Biochemistry and B.Sc. Medical Lab. Technology.
(1)2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship
Application deadline: November 11, 2015
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a President Barack Obama’s flagship program as part of the Young African Initiative. This is a merit-based open competition targeting young African leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 years.
For more details, follow link provided below:
school of engineering administrartor Mrs. Felgona Midamba checks the details of a reporting student.
First year students in the college of architecture and engineering (CAE) started reporting on Monday 14th 2015. The students will undergo a week of orientation which will be mainly based within their schools and departments.
The Ag. Principal met the incoming members of the college ICT team on 25th August 2015. He welcomed the new team and expressed a desire to work with them to improve service delivery to the college. They discussed the various issues affecting the college website and networks. The meeting was also used to discuss ideas on how to improve the college performance in Webometric ranking.
Venue: UoN, CAE Principal’s Board Room
Ag. Principal, CAE chaired a consultative meeting on Friday 21st 2015 between a team of six Kenyan Professionals in Diaspora (UBRICA) and representatives of University of Nairobi, College of Architecture and Engineering, Department of Biochemistry, and the University Advancement Team.
Light Current Class of 2016 with Dr. Akuon (center front).
In a rare occurrence, the light current class of 2016 in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering got a chance to visit Safaricom’s Base Transceiver Station (BTS) situated within the School of Engineering block.
The 2nd ASI-SAPIENZA meeting with Kenyan universities that was hosted by the School of Engineering was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the University of Nairobi, Central Catering Unit.
The 2nd ASI-SAPIENZA meeting with Kenyan universities will be hosted by the School of Engineering UoN at the Central Catering Unit on the Main Campus on Tuesday, 26th January, 2016. The workshop hopes to bring together 60-70 participants representing the Italian Space Agency (ASI), University of Rome, La Sapienza and Kenyan universities to discuss the research program funded by ASI in the framework of the ASI-Sapienza Agreement for research Activities at the Broglio Space Centre in Malindi.
Mr. Mutula Gideon Nzioka, an Msc Student in the department of Civil and Construction Engineering defends his research thesis titled ‘ Modelling Natural Frequency of Vibration of Three Dimension Frames under Two Dimension Loading‘.’
In an event organized by the Engineering Students Association, engineering students across all the Departments got an opportunity to interact with representatives from Wrigleys on 25th September 2015.
Ms. Nancy Mukui an Msc Student in the department of Civil and Construction Engineering during her defense. The title of her research was titled “Mass balance of |Plastics: A Case Study for Nairobi City”
Mr. Ondeng Oscar Ragang, an Msc Student in the department of Electrical and Information Engineering defends his research titled Distrubuted Power Control in Cognitive Radio Networks using Water-filled Interfaced with Game-Theoratic Learning‘.’
The dean, school of engineering Prof. Jackson Mbuthia welcomed first years for the academic year 2015/2016 to the school.
The ceremony was attended by the various departmental heads and student leaders.
In his speech, the dean congratulated the students for being admitted to the school and urged them to be diligent and consistent during their studies.
Mr. Ndisya John Mulwa, an MSc Student in the Department of Environmental and Bio systems engineering during his defense. The title of the thesis is “Numerical Simulation of Soil Resistance to Ripping in Sandy Clay Soil”
Supervisor: Prof. Ayub N. Gitau
Ms. Hiuhu Angela Wambui, an MSc Student in the Department of Environmental and Bio systems engineering during her defense. The title of the thesis is “Optimization of the Angle of the Cut of a Frog in Mouldboard Tillage Operations: A case study of a Sundy Clay Soil”
Thesis defense by Mr. Mutuli Gibson Peter Shinyonzo of Department of Environment and Biosystems Engineering.
Title : “Determination of Effective Parameters of Drying African Leafy Vegetable (ALVS)”
Supervisor: Dr Duncan Onyango Mbuge
Mr. Mudasingwa Paul Alex of Rwanda during his oral thesis examination titled ‘Power Flow Contingency: A Case Study of Rwanda High Voltage Power Systems.’
Supervisor: Prof. M.K Mangoli
Department: Electrical and Information Engineering
From left to right, Dr A.N. Gitau, Mr. D.M. Maina, Prof. A.H. Ouma (Chair), Dr. J.M. Ogola and Mrs. P.A. Midamba (Secretary)
A special committee appointed by the College Management Board, headed by the Principal CAE, Prof. Njoroge sat to finalize the proposed regulations and syllabus for the proposed Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering program.
Eng.George P.K.Matheri-Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering,making his PhD project proposal at the Institute of Nuclear Science boardroom
on 27th May, 2016
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Prof.Ngau,The Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering making his address during the event held at the Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre on the 6th April ,2016.Second right is Prof.Mbuthia, the Dean School of Engineering. Participants included all members of staff in the College.
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Mr.Opiyo Paul Ondeng' making his MSc.presentation on the title CHARACTERISTICS OF RECYCLABLE CONCRETE AGGREGATE REINFORCED WITH FIBRE - GLASS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.His Supervisors are Dr.John Mwero and Dr.Silvester Abuodha.
The Chairperson,Department of Civil and Construction Engineering(fifth right),with some of the staff members after the completion of the T-VLF equipment training.One of the new equipment recently aqcuired by the department for student lab instructions and consultancy services.
Dr.S.W.Mumenya (right) -Chairperson of Department with the Project manager-NETFUND GREEN INNOVATIONS AWARD,during the talk organised to sensitize students to participate in the initiative to promote environmental solutions in the areas of energy,waste management,waste conservation and agribusiness.
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering held its annual end of year party at the Steak n Ale Restaurant on 18th December, 2015.The event was held to celebrate end of the calender year 2015 as well as to serve as a get together social forum for the members of staff.
Dr. Desai, managing director, Centurion Systems Ltd. giving a talk.
Engineering Students Association, University of Nairobi organized a Linking Industry with Academia Talk to Engineering Students on Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at CELT, Civil Block, University of Nairobi.
Some of the companies that presented to the students included:
Fire breakout at women Hall 12 on Thursday 15th October 2015, it started 9:30 Am.
The students and staff managed to contain it with 30 minutes with immediate responce from Nairobi county fire engine. Those affected by fire were immediately take to university health center by Ambulance.
Dr J. N. Mwero explaining the operation and nature of the Sisal Decoticator to visitors at the UoN stand during the Nairobi International Trade fair.The machine won for the university first place in the category of Best Engineering based Institution of Higher Learning.
The University of Nairobi is among the top 900 universities in the World. This is according to the latest survey that was carried out by QS World University Rankings.
UoN took an overall position of 701 among 891 prestigious institutions that were ranked. The ranking was based on four key indicators that included Research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.
Rawlings Baco Kesselly making his Msc.Thesis Proposal titled:THE STATE OF FOOTPATH PAVEMENTS IN NAIROBI CITY,supervised by Prof.S.K.Mwea.This was held on the 23rd September, 2015 in the INST Boardroom.
The dean of students school of engineering Professor Mbuthia Jackson made a visit to Yuuki Araki a third year civil engineering student who is hospitalised at Kenyatta National Hospital. Yuuki broke his leg (femur) in Engineering Student Association Tournament. Prof Mbuthia gave word of encouragement and prayers.
DAVID OWINO wins over the ball from Mahmood 2nd year student in Engineering students Association Football tournament held at University football pitch.
Opening match between civil engineering students SECOND YEARS VS THIRD YEARS
The game ended in a dramatic 3-4 win in favour of Third years.
Mr.Gideon Nzioki Mutala making his Presentation - MSc. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) on the title:
MODELLING NATURAL FREQUENCIES OF VIBRATION OF THREE DIMENSIONAL FRAMES UNDER TWO DIMENSIONAL LOADING.His supervisor is Dr.S.W.Mumenya-Chair,Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Mr.Joseph Njiru Mwaura making his Presentation -MSc. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) on the title:
COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH TO INVESTIGATION OF CRACK BEHAVIOR UNDER VEHICLE LOADING OF A TYPICAL CONCRETE PAVEMENT (A CASE STUDY OF MBAGATHI ROAD IN NAIROBI COUNTY).His supervisor is Dr.S.W.Mumenya-Chair,Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
There are cabro works currently ongoing at the College of Architecture and Engineering (CAE). The works, that started a few weeks ago, are being carried out within the vicinities of School of Engineering, Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. The works are expected to conclude soon.
Dr.S.W.Mumenya,Chair-Department of Civil and Construction Engineering(second right) during the training on Plagiarism for students' Projects held in the Civil Engineering Computer Lab on 7.5.2015.This is designed to help student project supervisers detect duplicated work.
The Deans office,SoE organized the above talk which was held on 8th April, 2015 in CELT Civil Block for all student leaders in the School of Engineering from 4.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m.This is in line with fulfilling part of the parformance contact targets for the year 2014/2015 financial year.
Students listening to the speaker during the carrier talk held at the Civil Engineering Block room CB 232B on 8th April ,2015.The session was organised by the Engineering Students Association
Dr.S.W.Mumenya (Chairperson, Civil & Construction. Eng. Dept) front row,second left and Mrs Monica Wokabi, left listening during the career talk dubbed Women in Engineering that was held at the Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre on 18th March 2015.The event was organised to challenge and motivate female Engineering Students to enhance their role and participation in the Engineering field.
Mr.Maxwell Odira,Senior Technologist unpacks the new computers that have been brought in to the Department.This is in line with the Department's focuss on enhaced ICT facilitation to both student and staff population for improved research and academic work.
Prof.S.K.Mwea (fourth right) with Masters-Transport and Transportation Engineering students when they visited the Jomo Kenyata International Airport Expansion Project on the 28.2.2015.They also visited the Mbagathi Road project on the same day..
Mr.Francis Muturi,Technologist in the hydraulics lab demonstrates the operations of 'the leake detection machine' to the visiting delegation.This is one of the newly aqcuired digital equipment in the School of Engineering at the partnership between the African development Bank and the Ministry of Education
Mr.Frederic Meslin(third left) from the France Institute of Engineering and Ayito N'guema(extreem left) from the Embassy of France in Kenya when they visited the hydraulics lab.They were here to explore areas of co-operation between the SoE and the France institute of Engineering.Looking on are; the Principal Technologist Mr.Joseph Kanyugo(in blue) and technologists Martin Mburu and Francis Muturi(in white)
Dr. S.W Mumenya, is the current chairperson at the Civil and Construction Engineering Department. She took over the department’s mantle in 2014 and has big plans that are in line with their mission, which is to educate individuals to become the leaders in their profession.
The University of Nairobi Family was delighted to inaugurate Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi as the seventh (7) Vice - Chancellor on 14 Jan. 2015. During the colorful ceremony attended by the senior representives from the Government, the outgoing Vice Chancellor - Prof. George Magoha and the entire UON management promised Prof. Mbithi total support as he took power to lead the University to the next level.
With the upcoming End of First Semester, Supplementary and Special Examinations for First years having been organised to start on Wednesday 7th January,2015 ,they are now set to start on Thursday 8th January ,2015.
The end of first semester examinations for first years will be done starting 5th January, 2015 to 15th January, 2015..The first year supplementary and special exams (both 1st & 2nd semesters) will also be done during the same period together with the main exams..All the affected are hereby Informed to make arrengements to attend..The timetable is posted on the Department notice board..
The Department has acquired new digital laboratory equipment which are to be used to improve service delivery to students, boost research projects and consultancy services.These were sponsored by the African Development Bank in Partnership with the Ministry of education
Dr.S.W.Mumenya is the new Chairperson of the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering.She takes over from Prof.S.K.Mwea who has been the Chairman untill 13th November, 2014
Mrs.Patricia Gitonga administering E-Learning Portal training to the 2015/2016 first year students.This will enable efficient and convenient academic interaction between the Lecturers and Students through the portal.
The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering welcomed the 2015/2016 Academic year first year students on the 15th september,2014.The regiatration process and orientation started on the same day and runs through the week upto friday 19th September,2014.
Civil Engineering graduands join the rest of the University of Nairobi community during the 51st graduation ceremony held at the Chancellor's Court ,Main Campus.
ITS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CIVIL ENGINEERING GRADUANTS CLASS OF 2014!
Hassan Hussein Hashi presenting his Msc thesis proposal titled;INTEGRATED FLOOD CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHABELLE RIVER IN SOMALIA .His was the third and last presentation of the day.
The University of Nairobi (UoN), officially released the performance Contracting results for the years 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 to Colleges and Central Administration Units, during a ceremony held on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at the main campus.
Mr.Geoffrey A. Ikobe Precented his Msc.in Civil Engineering Thesis titled: COST EFFECTIVENESS AND CONSTRUCTION OF STRUCTURES FOR WATER STORAGE IN TANATHI WATER SERVICES BOARD at the Msc. Class ,Civil & Construction Engineering Department, on the 13th February,2014.His supervisor is Dr.S.M.Dulo.
Prof. S.K.Mwea,Chairman,Civil & Constr. Eng.Dept. (in spectacles) during the meeting with Chinese delegation at the Department.The eleven member team drawn from various industries in Changsha province,China are in the country to seek areas of co-operation with industry and accademia.
National Instruments had an opportunity to train the departmental staff and students on their newly developed educational equipments.
This gave an opportunity for the the partispants to compare the new technology with the existing equipments at the department.
The second years had another chance to visit Olkaria geothermal power station to learn the geothermal power production.
Before this visit, they visited Ngong wind power. This enables them to use the knowledge learnt in class to critically analize and compare with the real happenings in the field.
The graduation date has been set to take place on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at the chancellors court.
Graduands will be drawn from the colleges of Education and External Studies (CEES), Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), Architecture and Engineering (CAE) and Agriculture and Veterinary Studies (CAVS).
All PhD Candidates from all the colleges and campuses of the university that will have received their letter of awards by August 5th, 2016 will also graduate.
2016/2017 Electrical and information Engineering visited Ngong Wind power as part of their forth term exercise.
This is an opportunity for the students to learn and compare what they are being taught in class and the actual happenings in the field.
ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS
The blessings of the Lord have been showered upon us yet again in the
season of Easter of year 2016. As we usher in the celebrations, I wish to
extend, with the humility of the Almighty, a message of good cheer to you
and your families.
SOS Children’s Village Mombasa is home to good number of children who are no longer able to live with their parents. These children have the opportunity to experience a real childhood in an SOS family, alongside their SOS brothers and sisters and under the care of an affectionate SOS Mother.
School of Engineering 2016 open day will be held on 12th 2016, the theme is Innovations for Vision 2030. This will take place at Central Catering Unit (CCU) and the Chancellors Court in university sports grounds.
Activities of the day include Exhibitions of vision 2030 innovation, Football competition and Information on school of engineering programs. All departments will be present and will present their projects. You are all welcomed.
Congratulations on the happy day of your retirement! The Department applaud you for your years of service and achievement at University of Nairobi. Our sincere congratulation and best wishes for your retirement.
The students plus all those whom you have affected their academic life positively will need to adjust to the idea that you are no longer in that office.
Mr. Kinyua Wachira presented a project in India based on, ‘A CARDINAL-DIRECTION QUINCUNX BASED INTERPOLATION TECHNIQUE WITH NON-UNIFORM INTERPLANE WEIGHTING FOR BAYER CFA DEMOSAICKING’. He was representing University of Nairobi School of Engineering.
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The 2014/2015 third year students and staff donated food stuff to SOS childrens home, Mombasa during their Solar Power plant visit.
This has been an annual event that has been happening for the last four or so years. The donation worth over KShs. 60,00.00 came from both the staff and students.
Hi Guys, in case you have friends and relatives that wish to apply.....
Scholarships for Master’s
and PhD study in the UK
(Fully Funded) Application Deadline: 19 November 2015
Welcome to the Performance Evaluation Portal. From this platform you can access Course/Lecturer Evaluation forms as well as Staff Evaluation forms.
Note that to access any of these forms you need to be logged in as a student or staff member to access the appropriate form. Registration is quick and you will be able to access your desired form in no time.
Every end has a new beginning, and through proper calculation, the end is always full of smile, and that is what we are witnessing today, great achievements that are. For sure, it is truly right and just to thank Almighty GOD for this Great Academic Day for our graduands. It’s our happiness to congratulate this year's honorary graduands for their excellent achievements.
Below is a list of shortlisted self sponsored applicants for September 2015 intake in 2016/2017 Academic year. Please note that the shortlist is subject to ratification by University of Nairobi Senate.
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Mr. Mwangi training High School Students on Robotics and Electronics.
Meet out going fifth year student, Mr. Mwangi Anthony who now owns a company, K-Technics, that Provides Firmware Design and programming in C, and C++ languages and selling of electronic equipment that are used to design academic projects.
The College of Architecture and Engineering Website team, held a sensitization workshop on 16th June 2015, at the Civil Engineering Computer labs. The workshop, which also included practical sessions, was meant to sensitize the team on ways of improving the College's web rankings.
CIVIL ENGINEERING BLOCK
Mr. Mutua Paul Wambu, a student in the department of Electrical and Information Engineering defending his Msc. Thesis entitled “Intelligent Multi-coloured Lighting System Design with Fuzzy Logic Controller”.
Supervisor: Prof. J. Mwangi Mbuthia
A fifth year student, Mr. Maeda Makau has designed a website with the Course/Lecturer Evaluation form online.
The Website URL is http://www.uonevaluation.com. The Course Evaluation form is accessible at http://www.uonevaluation.com/course-evaluation/
The notification desired is to ask students of the Electrical Department to do their Course/ lecturer Appraisal before Wednesday 22nd next week. To evaluate a student needs to register. Every submission grants one a chance to be the lucky winner of Ksh 1000 worth of airtime after the end of the evaluation period.
Research and development regarding the feasibility of a locally developed Kenya laptop per child solution continues as Nobeah signs a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Nairobi to create internships for the bright young Kenyan engineers who may turn the promise of a thriving industry into reality. This was presided by Chairman of the Department Prof. Ouma.
As a matter of social responsibility, E.I.E 2014/2015 fifth year students visited Good Samaritan Children's home in Kayole, Nairobi to donate food staff and clothings.
The students organised on their own and the requested the college for the transport throught the department.
2015/2016 First year students were being taken through orientation by CAE management team.
This is one way in which the new students are being incoporated into the university family. It was a day they itteracted by both the academic members of staff, administrative staff and the student union officials.
Fifth year student, George Ouma will present his innovation, Auto-Run Cell Phone within the Department tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for lecturers and students to share with him ideas that will make his innovation the best during his presentation at Abuja. You are all invited.
School of Engineering, University of Nairobi hosted the celebration of African Engineering week on 4th September, 2014. The function was sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ministry of Education and Technology, Universiy of Nairobi and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI).
On 8th August, 2014, University of Nairobi Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi (Mrs) acompanied by chairman of council Dr. Idle Omar Farah, Vice Chancellor, Prof. George A.O. Magoha and all the top university managers and academic members of staff from the College of Architecture and Engineering.
The Department and the School of Engineering has recommended the following results for the 2014-2015 Module II applicants.
Successful applicants should check with the department office for their admission letters. Congratulations. Reporting dates are available on the University Of Nairobi Website.
The chairman, EBE met with Rachel Peletz and Emily Kumpel representatives from Aquaya Institute. The meeting held on 17th May 2016 aimed at discussing possible collaborations between the department and the Institute.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering students are currently sitting for their second semester 15/16 final examination. The Examination started on 9th May and will end on 20th May 2016.
The University of Nairobi wishes to notify all students whose programmes were in session before the closure of the University on April 5, 2016 that they will resume their studies as follows:
Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) held their Annual Open Day on 2nd April 2016 at Upper Kabete sports complex. There were several sports activity lined up for the day.
These included semifinals in football, short races, egg race, eating competition and indoor games such as scrabble, checkers and chess.
The dean School of Engineering, Prof. Mbuthia Jackson M. paid a courtesy call to the department of EBE office, Upper Kabete on 20th April 2016. The purpose was familiarization of the infratructures, buildings and other parts of the department.
Environmental and Biosystems Engineering 4th year students had the mechanical design presentation on 5th April 2016.
The design project involves a study of the application of the general principles, empiricism of mechanics of solids to the creative design of mechanical equipment, product development, management and economics. This unit is examinable by coursework
The department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering organized Engineering Design Project Final Presentations for the 5th year students 2015/ 2016. The presentations were held on 31st March 2016 at the department’s Upper Kabete premises.
SEFA an NGO is working in three (3) counties namely; Kilifi, Kitui and Kakamega in promoting food crops namely; Casavva, Sorghum, greengram and also in bee keeping. Their interest is collaboration in the areas of Bio-char and Conservation Agriculture (CA).
The chairman, EBE and the Ag. Director Dr. Noah Wawire - Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute (AMRI) met on Thursday 17th March, 2016. The purpose was to discuss the possibilty of the department to collaborate with AMRI to establish the status of Agricultural Mechanization in the country.
chairman office, main campus
The Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) committe organized an academic excursion trip for the EBE students students to Aberdares National Park on 19th March, 2016. The aim of the trip was to give the students a practical exposure to the processes of the earth formation.
Eng Charles Mutunga, a consulting with GIBB International consulting engineers gave a lecture to our 4th year students on Friday 4th March 2016 on “The Procurement of Irrigation projects (services)” at Upper Kabete. This was among the lecture series for the unit FEB422: Professional Practice.
The chairman and other member of staff met with Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University on 3rd March, 2016.
The chairman, on his introduction made a brief presentation on the history of the department, the core thematic areas and the research projects that the department has involved in and the ongoing projects.
The University of Nairobi, College of Architecture and Engineering students and staff representatives joined Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) in the commissioning of Thange River Clean Up exercise which took place at Thange Primary School on 1st March, 2016.
Through the continued support from DEVKI STEEL MILLS LTD, our 3rd Year students currently on fourthterm visited the company on an educational trip in AthiRiver on 19th February 2016 . They were taken through various processes by Mr. Harison an employee there.
The Energy Agro-Food team held a conference in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa from 18th to 20th February, 2016.The conference was the final project meeting Act 5, 4
Final Conference in Addis Ababa – Group Photos
UON was represented by Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau, EBE, Prof. Wambui K. M, FNST and Mr. C. Njuguna, registrar CAE
EBESA in coordination with the department organized for a visit to Rehema children’s home on Saturday 6th 2016 as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The students arrived at 11.00 a.m. The children at the home aged from 14 months to teenager.
The students as part of giving back to the community donated various items to this worthy course and these items were:
Science and Technology Park (STP) is about adding value and training people how to add value by digital fabrication. EBE 3rd and 4th year student were privileged with a special presentation by Derrick Mugasia from UoN, STP on 9th February, 2013. STP has two facilities within the UoN
The Energy – Agro-Food Synergies in Africa (EDULINK II) Stakeholders Half – Day Workshop Meeting that was hosted by the University of Nairobi was held on February 5, 2016 at the University of Nairobi, Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology Conference Room.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering technical staff held a meeting on 11th January, 2016 at upper Kabete. It was presided by the Principal Technologist Mr. J. O. Orodi. The meeting discussed on the preparation of 3rd year fourth term timetable that is to include both FEB 240: Workshop Practices & FEB 340: Engineering practices.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering 3rd, 4th and 5th year students met with students from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA for an interactive session on 14th January, 2016. The guest students were welcomed by the Mr. A. K. Inima.
The University wishes to request the students who graduated from the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from 2004/2005 to 2014/2015 to liaise with the University through the Department for registration of a course to enable them be registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) as Graduate Engineers. The registration of the course commences on 11th to 15th January, 2016.
The department of EBE held an Oral Defense Seminar Examination (proposal presentation) for the 5th year students 2015/16 on 20th November, 2015, at upper Kabete premises.
5th year student, (Christopher Kagwiri) presenting his proposal to the panelist and fellow students
The department of EBE in collaboration with KENDAT participated in a training held at University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia from 24th October – 7th November 2015.
A group photo of the FACASI project participants at NCEA, Australia
Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) in collaboration with the EBE, organised a career talk on 6th November, 2015 in Upper Kabete (VetLab 4 lecture theater). Speakers at the event were, Dr. George Mwaniki (UNEP), Vitalis Too (Lake Turkana Wind Power Company), Ms. Dorcas Nduge (staff EBE) and Mr. Peter Kimani (staff EBE).
The Lions Club of Kenya joined their President, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi in planting over 2,000 trees at the CAVS, Kanyariri Farm. The department of EBE was represented by Dr. Mbuge, Ms. Dorcas and Mr Kangethe
Dr. mbuge, Ms. Dorcas and Mr. Kangethe planting trees
A Makerspace is a community centre that provides technology, manufacturing equipment and educational opportunities to the public. Makerspaces, hackerspaces or fablabs are creative, Do It Yourself (DIY) spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, and tools etc. for fabrication work.
The chairman and academic member of staff met all students in the department on 30th Septmber 2015. The first year students were welcomed by all staff and EBESA chair gave a brief about the process of where they have come from in accreditation of the program.
EBESA chair Spenser Kirawa addressing students in the department
The Technical Staff held their meeting on 29th September 2015 at Upper Kabete Conference Room. The Chairman Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau was in-attendance. He reported that EBK has approved the program as Biosystems Engineering but the name of the department remains as Environmental and Biosystems Engineering. That the University of Nairobi is an ISO Certified Institution.
A collaborative initiative between Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate, State Department of Agriculture, and Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, University of Nairobi. The research was conducted in two counties namely Machakos and Makueni.
The Department of EBE received students from Eldoret University, Department of Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering and Mechanical Engineering on 8th September, 2015.The purpose of the academic trip was to give the students a wide exposure to complement theory and practicals done during their studies.
The Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs) at CAVS with collaboration with EBE conducted international training courses on seed production from 10th – 15th August and on seed drying, processing and storage from 17th – 22nd August, 2015. The instructors from EBE were Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau, Dr. D. O. Mbuge and Eng. J. Mutua.
The Department of EBE participated on this year's Nairobi Ploughing Competition that was held on 25th July, 2015 at Kanyiriri Farm (CAVS). The event was organised by the Agricultural Society of Kenya. Wilberforce Kipkoech and Eric Kibondori both 3rd year students were among the contestants. Wilberforce emerged 3rd in the disk plough categories.
The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) organised a joint stakeholders conference in Brussels, Belgium on 7th and 8th July 2015. The aim was "To bring together in a networking event, representatives of granted projects within the three programmes as well as other high level stakeholders in the ACP Group of States tertiary education and research sectors."
The Good News Broadcasting Systems (GBS) interviewed the Chairman, Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, Prof. Ayub N. Gitau and Dr. Muthumbi Waweru (Environmental Specialist) on various issues concerning Solid Waste Management (SWM), on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
The Departments of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, MSc. Students presented their progress report to the panel of Department lecturers and post graduate students on 27th - 28th May, 2015. The presentation topics covered the core thematic areas of the department: Environmental, Processing, power and Machinery, and water.
The Chairman EBE, Dean F o A, and Ministry of Agriculture livestocks and Fisheries met with BrazAgro Ltd Commercial Director, (Mr. Maina Kariuki) and Senior Technical Sales (Mr. Antony Mwangi) on 27th May, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss possibiliities of collaborations in students interships and attachments.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering 3rd, 4th and 5th year students are currently sitting for their second semester 14/15 final examination. The Examination started on 18th May and will end on 29th May 2015.
Engineering Design is the process in which scientific principles and the tools of engineering are used to produce a plan which can be fabricated, installed, commissioned and operated to satisfy a need. Where; Mechanical Engineering Design is the above process as applied to components and systems of a mechanical nature
Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau Examining the end product of Hydro- Powered Venn Pump
The department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering held an Oral Examination (Defense) Presentation Final Project for the 5th year students 2014/ 15 on 8th May, 2015, at Upper Kabete Premises. The project is aimed at solving a particular engineering problem, with the application of Engineering Sciences learnt during the course period.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering together with the EBE Students Association organised for the Annual Open Day held on 25th April, 2014 at Upper Kabete Sport Complex. The purpose of the day is bringing together all the EBE students to interact and have social day.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering was represented by Mr. Antony Karimi ( Farm Mechanization Technologist) in a mission for FACASI PROJECT from 20th to 24th April, 2015 in Bungoma and Laikipia counties in Kenya.
the 2WT planting with Morrison single row planter
The chairman, members of teaching staff and all EBE Students met on 2nd April, 2015 for a brief feedback on accreditation of EBE program by EBK. The students expected the feedback from EBK on March 2015, to which the chairman reported to them that the meeting was postponed to April 2015.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering held Technical Staff Meeting on 26th march 2015 at Upper Kabete, Conference Room. The department chairman Eng. Prof. Ayub N. Gitau was In-Attendance. He highlighted on the following; promotion, Punctuality, Work Environment, University Webometric ranking and Labs Timetables.
The department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering held an Oral Defense Seminar Examination (proposal presentation) for the 5th year students 2014/ 15 on 13th March, 2015, at upper Kabete premises.
Dr. Mwenje High School students paid a visit to the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 6th February, 2015. The students were welcomed by chief Technologist, Mr. G. E. Chweya on behalf of the Department Chairman. The aim of the visit was to learn practically how to operate agricultural farm machineries.
The Energy Agro Food team held a conference from 22nd to 26th February 2015 at Sokoine University, Morogoro - Tanzania. The aim was to develop the new teaching modules and internship programme in four Africa universities. The Department was represented by Eng. Prof. Gitau and Mr. Chweya See Photos
The UNESCO Water Harvesting Project Team was in Rombo. The two day event included conducting group training for Trainers of Trainers (ToT), Artisans (for water tank construction) and two of the participating groups (Engong’ee Rombo and New Jerusalem Women Groups)
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering 4th and 5th year students met with nine guest students from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA for an interactive session on 15th January, 2015. They were welcomed by the chairman Eng. Prof. Gitau and Mr. A. K. Inima. click to see photos
As part of the planned activities for the Energy-Agro-Food Synergies Project, the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering was represented by two senior lecturers namely: Eng.Dr. Ayub Gitau and Eng. Dr. Duncan Onyango Mbuge at University of Pavia, Italy
A group photo of the project Stakeholders
Eng. Joackim Mutua lecturer in the Department of Environmental & Biosytsems Engineering presented his PHD proposal defence seminar on 3rd November, 2014 at Upper Kabete. The research title "Characterization of the Quality of Long Grain Rice during Milling Using the Descrete Element Method."
Eng. J. Mutua presenting to the audience his PHD proposal defence
The Department of EBE participated on this year's Nairobi Ploughing Competition that was held on 25th October, 2014 at Kanyiriri Farm (CAVS). The event was organised by the Agricultural Society of Kenya.
The Chairman Eng. Dr. Gitau and Chief Technologist Mr. Chweya met with CAE Internal Auditors Mr. Githinji and Mr. Kiilu on 3oth October, 2014 at Chairman's office Main Campus.
going through the Audit report
John Ndisya and Angela Hiuhu, MSc. students EBE, conducted field trials of various tillage equipments in the University of Nairobi Field Station.
Ms. Angela, Mr Macharia and Mr. Wahome adjusting the oxen mouldboard plough
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering participated in the Africa Engineering Week on 4th September 2014. The event was organized by UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and the School of Engineering, University of Nairobi.
Silvia Chindemi and Federica Borriello from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) visited the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on Wednesday 13th August 2014.
Silvia Chindemi and Federica Borriello during a meeting with Eng. Dr. Gitau and G. E. Chweya.
The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering organized an Academic trip to Kajiado and Ngong’ Hills on 25th July, 2014.
Dr. M. Gichaba with EBE students during the visits.
No words could capture the joyous feelings in the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Waithaka when they visited the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 1st August 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. Waithaka having a word with Dr. Gitau during the visit
Experts from different fields related to Post Harvest Technologies and Seed Management attended SEMIs curriculum review workshop between 2nd and 6th July 2014 at Great Rift Valley Lodge.
The Nation Media Group Team visited the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 2nd July 2014 to follow up on the progress of Brian Owenga.
Postgraduate students in the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering presented their study progress on Saturday 24th May 2014.
Group photo: MSc. Students and their Supervisors
The event was held at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology Conference room.
The school of Engineering organized ISO QMS sensitization workshop for its student leaders on 11th March 2014. Eng. Dr. A. N. Gitau, an Internal QMS auditor in the University of Nairobi was the resource person during the workshop.
The Departments of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Nutrition and Technology in the University of Nairobi organized a one day conference with stakeholders in the Energy–Agro-food sector.
The Chairman and the Chief Technologist met with EBESA Team on 18th September 2013 at Chairmans' office, Main Campus.
Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) team in a Meeting With the Chairman and the Chief Technologist.
Environmental and Biosystems engineering students visited Small World Conservation Tillage Center (in Machakos) during the on going fourth term. The students were taken through the best practises on Conservation Agriculture.
Conservation tillage using direct seeding implements
Geospatial & Space Technology Department holds the Annual GIS Day.
This year’s GIS Day was held on 18/11/15 at the Main Campus, American Wing Building, Lecture Theatre AW201. The day is held in conjuction with the Geospatial Engineering Students Association.
Geospatial & Space Technology Department carries out Ground Survey of Papal Mass site.
The Mass, to be conducted by the Pope at the University of Nairobi Grounds was the maiden Mass by the Pope on African soil and in Kenya.
Geospatial Engineering Students Association, in conjunction with the Geospatial & Space Technology Department holds Career Talk.
The Talk / Presentation was conducted by Esri Eastern Africa on Online Web Mapping using ArcGIS Online. The event was held at the Main Campus, Nairobi, in Lecture Theatre AW406.
Determination of Heavy Cement Machinery Track Width and the Conveyor Belt Rails at a East African Portland Cement Company's Athi River factory by the Department of Geospatial & Space Technology.
The Chairman, Department of Geospatial and Space Technology, Dr.-Ing. S.M. Musyoka, addressed the 2016/2017 first years during the Orientation Week, on 11th September, 2015 at American Wing Building, Room AW 404, Main Campus.
The Department of Geospatial and Space Technology held the 2015 Geospatial Engineering Camp from the 29/04/2015 to 13/05/2015 at the University of Nairobi’s Kibwezi Field Station.
Geospatial Engineering Students Association, GESA, in conjunction with the Department of Geospatial and Space Technology holds Send-off Dinner for the class of 2010-2015 on 24/10/15.
The College of Architecture and Engineering Website team, held a sensitization workshop on 16th June 2015, at the Civil Engineering Computer labs. The workshop, which also included practical sessions, was meant to sensitize the team on ways of improving the College's web rankings.
NOKIA HERE Maps presented a Mapping Forum Talk to Geospatial and Space Technology students.
Mr. Wasike, an alumni, demonstrated how NOKIA's HERE Maps allows the smartest way of travelling across town with fast, offline maps in over 135 countries, so that one can find their way even without a data connection.
Staff from the department of Geospatial and Space Technonology attended a three day LABVIEW training organized by the department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from 10-12th September, 2014, held at the Main Campus. The trainer was Ms. Shruti Vasudev from Sheffield University, UK representing National Instruments Company manufactures.
Geospatial & Space Technology Department participates in Africa Engineering Week held on 4th September, 2014, at the Main Campus, University of Nairobi.
Participants at the Africa Engineering Week in group photo outside CCE Block
The Chairman, Geospatial and Space Technology dept. Dr. -Ing Sammy M. Musyoka hosted visitors from the Department of Economics, University of Oxford, UK
The student counselor Dr. Ngigi G.N held a training session on soft skills for students at ADD According to skillsyouneed.com, the phrase ‘soft skills’ is often used to describe the skills which characterise relationships with other people, or which are about how you approach life and work.
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from left, Dr. Jane K, Dr. Karanja Mwangi(chairman DURP), Prof. J. M Munyoki and Tartisio Kinyanki (Snr. admin SoBE)
Dr. Jane and Prof. J. M Munyoki who represented The senate students’ security and safety committee
were on a tour of the ADD building.
The senate students’ security and safety committee was formed to oversee and advice on matters pertaining to student security and safety.
The School of The Built Environment today held an award to recognize class representatives from its various departments. The event which was graced by the college principle, dean and various chairs of departments was meant to recognize the good work the class representatives were doing by awarding them with certificates.
Professor Robert Rukwaro is now the new Dean, School of Built Environment.
Prof. Robert Rukwaro has been selected as the new Dean, School of Built Environment, during dean’s elections held on Tuesday, February 03, 2015.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), Masters of Arts (Building
Management) and a Bachelor of Architecture.
The 7th East Africa Regional Exhibition and Workshop that was scheduled to take
place from 18th - 24th July 2016, has now been postphoned to 15th - 20th August.
The Theme for this year’s conference is “ARCHITECTURE, CITY + SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN”. This event coincides with the Department’s Diamond Jubilee
Celebrations (1956 - 2016).
The 7th East Africa Regional Exhibition and Workshop is scheduled to take
place from 15th - 20th August, 2016.
The Theme for this year’s conference is “ARCHITECTURE, CITY + SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN”. This event coincides with the Department’s Diamond Jubilee
Celebrations (1956 - 2016).
Those interested in presenting papers at the Workshop scheduled for 15h and 20th August, 2016
Winfred Mwangi, Phd (Land Administration) Nrb, MISK
University Of Nairobi, Kenya
The department of real estate and construction management recently got a new chairperson Dr. Winnie Mwangi - Nyika. How well do you know her? The following is a short summary of Dr. Winnie in her own words.
Tatu City, the mixed-use, mixed-income satellite city development on 2,500 acres near Nairobi, is offering practical experience to postgraduate candidates from the University of Nairobi’s Department of Real Estate & Construction Management (RECM).
students at the site where leaking oil has been found on the river bed.
Students from the department of Real Estate and construction management joined other students in a visit to the Thange river oil spill for a cleanup exercise. The invitation for the trip which was sent by Kenya Pipeline Company offered the students with a firsthand experience in industrial waste management.
Staff from the Department today are set to undergo firesafety, sensitization programme.
The training is being conducted by Data line International trainers.
Among the areas to be covered include, Disaster management and incident command systems, classes of fire and fire fighting equipment, as well as practicall fire drill and emergency preparedness.