Michigan + Math + Africa

Exploring how math changes lives in Africa – a University of Michigan experience

How the conference is evolving

Dan Burns has been involved with the Buea International Conference on the Mathematical Sciences from the beginning when the planning meetings began four years ago in Ann Arbor. The mathematics … Continue reading

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The power of a conference

Since he was a graduate student, Nkem Khumbah has been trying to think of ways to use his expertise in mathematics to serve Africa. He considered teaching in Africa, but … Continue reading

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A campus billboard

A billboard on the campus of the University of Buea in Cameroon.

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Plenty of plantains

Women sell plantains at a roadside market near the University of Buea in Cameroon. The starchy bananas are a staple of the Cameroonian diet and were served at almost all … Continue reading

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A dream job in insurance

Her dream is to work in Cameroon’s insurance industry. But Laura Ndayong’s master’s degree program doesn’t offer the classes in financial actuarial mathematics that she needs to pursue her goal. … Continue reading

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A professorial billboard

Near the end of a conference, people run low on clean clothes, and if a hotel offers you a free polo shirt, it’s hard to turn it down.

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Young scholars

Children going to school in Buea, Cameroon.

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An IT evangelist

Harry Ngatchu doesn’t have access to the Internet at home, though he’s a doctoral student in computer science and an associate lecturer at the University of Buea. He keeps his … Continue reading

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