- Jacqueline Gogo
I am Jacqueline Gogo a graduate of MSc. Statistics at the University of Embu in 2021 class. I took twelve units ideally in Mathematical statistics major. With a two-year study, I learnt not only knowledge obtained in class but also the way of independently thinking to resolve real-life challenges. At the beginning of my study, I set myself a goal of completing my research project in time. Therefore, I decided to develop a positive motive of attending and participating in conferences and workshops. These included;
1. A two-day workshop on “Aligning yourself to the publishing process” on 23rd to 24th July 2020 at Elsevier.
2. A four-day workshop on “Introduction to statistical genetics: Theory and practice” on 22nd to 26th February 2021 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.
3. The first conference of the School of Pure and Applied Science at the University of Embu, Kenya.
4. 6th postgraduate students workshop on publishing organized by the board of postgraduate studies at the University of Embu on 27th May 2021.
5. Data analysis workshop using R software organized by the board of postgraduate studies at the University of Embu on 27th to 29th July 2021.
From the above occasions, just but a few, I gained sufficient knowledge that immensely assisted me to tackle my research project under the guidance of my mentors. I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions that I made. It prompted me to make significant progress in research and networking. The research academic atmosphere in statistics is strong and I have been greatly impacted in terms of knowledge and working ability.
During my two-year study, I got a chance to involve myself in voluntary duties such as invigilation of end semesters examinations for certificate, diploma and bachelor degree courses. This was a nice experience networking with teaching staff personnel. I am currently working as a part-time teaching staff at the University of Embu.
- Mr. David Musyoka Kinyili
Just like any mammal nourishes her young ones with paramount growth resources, the University of Embu (UoEm) via its experts in the arena of Mathematical Sciences played a key role in the academic and scholarly heightening of Mr. Kinyili. In 2017, Mr. Kinyili obtained his Bachelor’s degree First Class honours from the UoEm. This engineered the game-changer to Master of Science in Applied Mathematics fully funded by the UoEm postgraduate scholarship program. Two years down the line, the academic journey was amazing with full-fruitful interactions with Mathematicians in the Department. On top of supervision and academic advices, it was more of mentorship, scholar-nurturing and opportunity open-up. In 2019-2021(early), Mr. Kinyili had an opportunity to Tutor/Lecture several mathematical courses for undergraduate students at UoEm where he actually mentored many students changing their academic focuses to scholarly success direction. Real Mathematical skills and knowledge acquired necessitating Mr. Kinyili’s academic achievements, licensed him to be selected among the Six Doctorial candidates in the Sub-Saharan Africa who were awarded the DAAD Germany Academic Exchange Service In-Region Ph.D Scholarship in Mathematics 2020 based in South Africa and articulated to the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). In 2021, Mr. Kinyili up-took the DAAD Ph.D candidature scholarship hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. He is undertaking his Doctoral study in Epidemiological Modelling. Mr. Kinyili has published several papers and presented in international conferences. He strongly believes that his research niche is on the right trajectory.
- Wanyonyi Maurice
I am Wanyonyi Maurice, a graduate of MSc. Statistics at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Embu in 2021. I was honored and humbled to be among the awardee of the MSc. Scholarship by the University of Embu. This meant a lot to me for recognizing my efforts.
The two years’ journey was tough but at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, I was privileged to work with Dr. Dominic M. Kitavi and Dr. Edwin B. Atitwa as my Lecturers and Supervisors. Their tireless effort, advice and encouragement enabled me to accomplish my research work in time and I was able to graduate with a Master of Science degree. I am very much grateful to them and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for such a great opportunity.
- Ms Grace Wakarima Ndiritu
I'm Grace Ndiritu, a 2019 MSc in Applied Mathematics graduate from the University of Embu.I was honored and humbled to be awarded an MSc Scholarship by the University of Embu in 2017. This was due to my achievements in my undergraduate studies, where I graduated with a second class upper division in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Embu. My MSc supervisors were Dr. Dominic Kitavi Makaa and Dr. Cyrus Gitonga Ngari, lecturers at the University of Embu. The MSc research area was in statistical signal processing. I was able to publish one paper entitled "Cramér-Rao of direction finding using a Uniform Hexagonal Array" with the help of my supervisors. Currently, am pursuing a doctorate degree in Applied Mathematics and my research area is in the modelling of solar panels. I am also a part-time lecturer at the University of Embu.
- Ms Veronicah Nyokabi Njenga
I was lucky enough to win a Master’s of Science scholarship in Applied Mathematics in the year 2017 in the University of Embu. This was because of my commendable achievement in my undergraduate studies, where I graduated with a first class honors in Mathematics and Physics from University of Nairobi in the year 2016. My sincere gratitude goes to University of Embu management for the offer. The MSc journey began in September 2017. I was taught and supervised by Dr. Dominic Kitavi Makaa and Dr. Cyrus Gitonga Ngari, Lecturers at University of Embu. My MSc area of research was Statistical Signal Processing. I managed to publish one paper in the journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science. My MSc journey ended in September 2019, where I graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. I am very grateful to my supervisors Dr. Dominic Kitavi Makaa and Dr. Cyrus Gitonga Ngari for their sincere support, commitment and guidance throughout my MSc research work and also for being with me through the difficult times. I owe alot of my growth in mathematics to their great contributions.
Currently I am a Teaching Staff at University of Embu from October 2019, pursuing a doctorate degree in Applied mathematics. My current area of research is Epidemiological modelling.