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CoNAS Students Participate in the 2022 National Science Week Exhibition

The Deputy Principal, CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi at one of the CoNAS students' exhibition stalls at Kololo Independence Grounds on Monday, 7th November 2022
The Deputy Principal, CoNAS, Prof. Juma Kasozi at one of the CoNAS students' exhibition stalls at Kololo Independence Grounds on Monday, 7th November 2022

CoNAS students are participating in the 2022 National Science Week exhibition at Kololo Independence Grounds. The exhibition runs from 6th-10th November 2022 under the theme “Uganda 2040; The Future We want through Science, Technology and Innovation.”

 The National Science Week Exhibition provides a platform to showcase innovations and technologies across all sectors that are steering the country towards achieving the national development goals and fighting poverty.  

The Deputy Principal at the Anti-Fungal and Anti-bacterial gel exhibition stall
The Deputy Principal at the Kesha Anti-Fungal and Anti-bacterial gel exhibition stall

This year, the National Science Week Exhibition focuses on Aeronautics and Space Science, Mobility (Indigenous Motor Vehicle Industry), Pathogen Economy, Industry 4.0+, Infrastructure Innovations, Productivity Acceleration, Import Substitution, and Export Targeted Science, Technology & Innovation. On the sidelines of the event, innovations of relevant support services that were invented to catapult the science-led socio-economic transformation, as cast in vision 2040 are being showcased.

Students at the exhibition

CoNAS participation in the exhibition

Like other participants, CoNAS students presented projects to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and following a rigorous selection process, four groups succeeded to showcase their projects under two categories – Pathogen Economy and Industry 4.0+.

CoNAS Students' Projects/Innovations;

  1. An evaluation of phytochemical and analgesic properties of a traditional medicinal plant popularly used in Northern Uganda as a topical application for pain relief and management.  Project team – Alum Sheryl Dinymoi, Adokorach Prossy, Amuge Sheila Marion (Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology, and Biotechnology) – participating under the Pathogen Economy category.
  2. Kesha Anti-Fungal and Anti-bacterial gel. Project team – Mally Antony, Akwii Patience Natasha, Namazzi Claire (Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science) - participating under the Pathogen Economy category.
  3. SerchiT – This is a mobile application that helps to trace lost items such as National IDs, academic documents and others. Project team – Atukunda Angel Twesiime, Itaagi Bright, Akankunda Gerald (Department of Physics) -  participating under the Industry 4.0+ category.
  4. Food Grade Calcium Carbonate. Project team – Mukama Alex, Eron Calvin, Karahukayo Disan (Department of Chemistry) -  participating under the Industry 4.0+ category.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero at one of the panel discussions held today, 7th November 2022 to mark the National Science Week
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero Masanza at one of the panel discussions held today, 7th November 2022 to mark the National Science Week

The main event will take place on Wednesday, 9th November 2022 and will be presided over by the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Gen. Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni.

Please follow the link below for the programme.

ExhibitionIndustry 4Fangul Gel