News

4/22/2021

Sena Institute of Technology receives a $25,000 grant from Conservation, Food and Health Foundation.

Sena Institute of Technology Foundation receives a $25,000 to develop a Ghanaian crop database and biospecimen repository to help conserve medicinal and food plants.

4/22/2021

Dr. Kwasi Agbleke, SIT founder, is featured on the Harvard Spotlight!!!

Read more about Dr. Agbleke's work at Harvard University and his effort to develop research capacity in Ghana.

4/14/2021

SIT African Seminar Series/Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Catalyst Conference

SIT hosts a FASEB catalyst conference on "Imaging cells to organisms for basic science and medical research". The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Cassandra Extavour (Harvard University). Four other distinguished speakers include Dr. Kim McKim (Rutgers University), Dr. Haitham Shaban (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and National Research Centre, Egypt), Dr. Vincent Amarh (University of Ghana) and Dr. Doug Richardson (Harvard University).

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3/24/2021

SIT receives a $100,000 grant from the New England Biolabs

SIT receives a grant from New England Biolabs. We are grateful for the grant which will enable us expand our research into plants and develop capacity to promote local research and technology development.

For more about the award here.

3/17/2021

SIT African Seminar Series

Dr. Andrew Seeber at the Harvard Center for Advanced Imaging discusses precision genome engineering and chromatin mobility.

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2/17/2021

SIT African Seminar Series

Dr. Tom Broker at the University of Alabama in Birmingham launches the inaugural African Seminar series on "Imaging cells to organisms for basic science and medical research". He will discuss site-specific recombination and the application of Electron Microscopy for DNA and RNA discovery.

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6/29/2019

SIT 3D printing lecture series

Mr. Jordan Pelowitz will be giving an online lecture on 3D printing through Zoom.

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6/15/2019

SIT Agriculture lecture series

Mr. Mohammed Hannan will be giving an online lecture on sustainable farming through Zoom.

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5/11/2019

SIT 3D printing lecture series

Mr. Jordan Pelowitz will be giving an online lecture on introductory 3D printing through Zoom.

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3/15/2019

SIT fab lab joins the global fab lab network

We are happy to join the MIT global fab lab network. The team will work on projects for sustainable growth in Penyi and the surrounding regions. Our areas of interest is in 3D prosthetics, woodwork and pottery. To learn more about the lab visit the fab lab page.

Our fab lab page is HERE

3/8/2019

Building Place-based Resilience Globally: A Monthly Series

SIT co-organized the monthly series on Placed-Based Resilience Series. The topic of the March seminar was on on "Changing Narratives".

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2/28/2019

SIT president was featured on the Personal Genetics Education.

Dr. Jumana Abed interviewed and wrote a thought provoking piece on Dr. Kwasi Agbleke, President of Sena Institute of Technology and founder of TrickleS.
Kwasi stands at the shipping office in New York City to make sure the paperwork is in order for all the lab equipment he is sending off to Ghana: fridges, freezers, incubators, centrifuges, even glassware. This is his seventh shipment within two and a half years. Every few months, he shops around for secondhand equipment, has them delivered to his home in Boston, MA, packages everything, and then drives the packages to New York City in a rental truck. Back in his hometown in Accra, Ghana, his mom and sisters receive these shipments, and then his younger brother drives them ....... The full story is published here.

2/7/2019

Building Place-based Resilience Globally: A Monthly Series

SIT co-organized the first Building Place-based resilience monthly series with Earthos Institute and Ar centar Gracanica. One of February presentation was presented by Dr. Kwasi Agbleke, President of Sena Institute of Technology.

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12/17/2018

SIT Campaign Launched

SIT launched its first fundraising campaign dubbed, "together we build". To support the initiative check out our fundraising page.

8/2/2018

SIT launches the first digital herbarium database in Penyi

SIT has started a project to protect and document plant species in Ghana. The project is to create an electonic database with local plants, uses and nutritional and health benefits of plants. More information on this project is here.

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3/15/2018

Microbial media project

SIT have started a project to make culture plates for growing bacteria using local agricultural wastes. This effort is to add value to agricultural produce while making essential media plates that will benefits high school students in the district. See more information here.

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