WAISSYA 2019 Summer School Registration Has Been Reopened !!!

(All interested applicants can now continue to fill the application form. This reopened application will close on the 23rd of August 2019) 
 

The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) is a program held every two years in West Africa. At each summer school, there are approximately 60 participants, mainly undergraduates and few graduate students, from across West Africa. The WAISSYA program is organized and taught by a collaboration of international astronomers, focussing on these major goals:

1. To empower West African students to pursue STEAM related subjects/courses and think scientifically about the world

2. To exchange ideas on education between West Africa and North America

3. To build a foundation for sustained astronomy partnership between West Africa, Canada, and the International community

4. To build a critical mass of astronomers in West Africa….

To achieve these goals, the innovative WAISSYA program is informed by research in science education: it focuses on developing instructors’ teaching practices, and on “inquiry based learning”, a paradigm in which students ask and investigate their own mini-research questions in small teams. We use research-based surveys and student reflections to measure student learning, and revise our curriculum for future summer schools based on the results.  WAISSYA alumni are now attending graduate programs across the globe including in countries such as Canada, Portugal and Cameroon, as well as serving as teachers, scientists and engineers at home. 

The 2019 WAISSYA Summer School will hold from October 28th to November 1st 2019 at the National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja Nigeria.

Happy WAISSYA 2019 Summer School Year!!!

For all enquiries, kindly contact the WAISSYA-2019 team using: adminwaissya@nasrdacbss.com I +234 7034976983.

 
  • The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) is a program held every two years in West Africa. Organized and taught by a collaboration of international astronomers, the main goals of WAISSYA is to contribute in building a critical mass of astronomers and therefore Scientists in West Africa. At each summer school, there are approximately 60 participants, undergraduates and postgraduates, from across West Africa. WAISSYA alumni are now attending graduate programs across the globe including in countries such as South Africa, UK, Canada, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Portugal, as well as serving as teachers, scientists and engineers at home their home countries. We welcome you to join our program.
  • Section One: Biography

  • Section Two: Contact Information.

  • Section Three: Educational Background

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  • Section Six

  • WAISSYA 2019 will be held on October 28th – November 2nd in Abuja, Nigeria. You are required to participate in the entire length of the program. Accommodation and meal will be provided by WAISSYA.
  • Thank you for taking your time to fill the application form for WAISSYA 2019. You can now proceed to verify and submit your application. We will review your application and get in touch with you.
 

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