This Faculty Interest Group (FIG) stems from the Carnegie sabbatical and National Mathematics Centre/Federal University of Akure, Nigeria Project of Professor Nkechi Agwu. Moreover, it is geared towards supporting faculty interested in indigenous African knowledge systems to engage in research, curriculum development, teaching – research, and assessment related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) of indigenous Africans.
To that end, interested faculty will collaborate on writing research-based articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, soliciting for grant funding to support their research within this FIG, and to facilitate workshops that will provide professional development to faculty interested in using curriculum developed to teach various courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College or elsewhere using pedagogy based on culture, women’s stories and Creativity in STEM.
The FIG is open to all faculty and meets every third Wednesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Coordinators: Nkechi Agwu, Thierry Agbotouedo, and Emmanuel Paki (Mathematics)