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UCT-built app to support babies in need of breast milk
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 11:30

UCT computer science students have developed and are now upgrading an app for Cape Town-based human milk bank Milk Matters

Digital interventions to address maternal and child health challenges
Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 13:45

Some of the world’s leading scientists representing universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom have joined forces. They will help under-resourced communities develop information and communication technology (ICT) interventions geared towards breaking down barriers and exploring solutions to some of South Africa’s critical maternal and child health (MCH) challenges.

The Co-designing Community-based ICTs Interventions for Maternal and Child Health (CoMaCH) network in South Africa is a cross-collaboration involving inter- and transdisciplinary research, led by Dr Nervo Verdezoto from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom (UK) and Dr Melissa Densmore, a senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

British Ecological Society award for SA climate change researcher
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 10:15

The British Ecological Society’s (BES) Marsh Award for Climate Change Research has been awarded to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Wendy Foden, an honorary resesarch associate at UCT's FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology and  world-leading researcher in climate change vulnerability assessments of threatened species.

Professor Hans-Peter Künzi 1955-2020
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 12:45

The Science Faculty and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at UCT mourns the loss of Professor Hans-Peter Kunzi, a highly respected international researcher with an A-rating.

Palaeoscience fellows score for science and diversity
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 13:15

University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD students Precious Chiwara-Maenzanise and Rivoningo Khosa are undertaking groundbreaking work in the palaeosciences. As the Human Evolution Research Institute’s (HERI) inaugural 2020 Advancing Womxn fellows, they plan to make a mark for science and diversity in a field that is still too homogeneous.

UCT tap water study goes postal
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 11:30

In an effort to collect spatially representative water samples from across South Africa, researchers at UCT recently enlisted the help of an unconventional project partner: the South African Post Office.

Music, Chemistry and Astronomy
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 14:15

Dr John Woodland, from the Department of Chemistry celebrates the fifth birthday of VOX musical group with a hauntingly beautifully choreographed piece of music combined with beautiful images from Sutherland. Music, Chemistry and Astronomy blended...

Women making a difference through technology
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 13:30

Two University of Cape Town (UCT) computer science honours students have carved out opportunities during COVID-19 by developing apps that will help benefit the community of Ocean View in Cape Town.  While the lockdown may have put paid to their practical work in the community for now, Mapule Madzena and Ndinelao Iitumba have risen above their challenges and are using their skills online to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 13:00

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 13:00

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

Parasitic finches mimic their hosts to deceive foster parents
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 09:15

Research recently published in the journal Evolution shows that the nestlings of brood-parasitic finches mimic the appearance, sound and movements of their host’s chicks. Working in the savannas of Zambia, Dr Gabriel Jamie, a research associate at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT and a team of international collaborators, including collected images, sounds and videos over four years to demonstrate this striking and highly specialised form of mimicry.  Professor Claire Spottiswoode from the FitzPatrick Institute at UCT is co-author of the paper.

Return Mail Campaign Reveals Two Tap Water Worlds Across SA
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 09:30

Ruan de Wet, an MSc student in the Department of Biological Sciences, whose research was just published in Scientific Reports, in collaboration with Associate Professor Adam West and Professor Chris Harris, used the Post Office to assist them in getting a National-level dataset of tapwater in South Africa.  The researched revealed that there is seasonal variation in tap water isotopes, which reveals two tap water worlds.

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