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Twenty-six participants from College of Science-KNUST attend GSA 33rd Biennial conference.

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The Ghana Science Association (GSA) organized its 33rd Biennial Conference/Biennial General Meeting (BGM) from 5th to 7th September 2023 at the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra.

The conference was themed: “Combating Climate Change: The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation”.

The GSA Kumasi Branch President, Prof. Jacob K. Agbenorhevi arranged and mobilized members from the Kumasi Branch to attend the conference. Twenty-six participants from the College of Science-KNUST participated in the national conference.

The Senior Members include Prof. Jacob K. Agbenorhevi, Prof. Nathaniel O. Boadi, Prof. F.C. Mills-Robertson, Dr. Alexander Kwarteng, Dr. Amma A. Larbi and Mr. Reginald Mensah Noye. The staff and students from the College of Science-KNUST played key roles, including chairing sessions, presentations, and participating in all the activities.

  • Prof. Jacob K. Agbenorhevi, National Executive Committee (NEC) Member/Kumasi Branch President and Editor of ESS Magazine - made the presentation of Young Scientists Challenge awards and chaired a Scientific session.
  • Prof. Nathaniel O. Boadi, Former National Secretary/Kumasi Branch President - chaired the Plenary Session.
  • Dr. Alexander Kwarteng - served as the Chairman of the Communique Drafting Committee and presented on the Draft Communique.

Nine (9) student participants made oral and poster presentations at the conference.

  • Vera Sarfo Danso - Artisanal Small-Scale Mining Effects on the Birim river: Water Quality, Biota and community perception.
  • Mawunyo Mary Alorwu - Assessing food safety knowledge and practices among food service providers on the KNUST campus; strategies for promoting food safety on campus.
  • Mildred Mawuena Tseh - Quality Assessment of Yaji Spice Mix in KNUST and its environs.
  • Ann Agyakomah Tawiah Karikari, Esther Adoma Kyeremateng and Annabel Quarshie - Black Soldier Fly Larvae: A solution to waste management.
  • Belinda Boaduwa Ntow, Abigail Danso and Rose Agbanu - Influence of okra pectin on the physicochemical and consumer acceptability of bread.
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One student and four senior members were appointed to new roles/positions in GSA.

  • Dr. Alexander Kwarteng - Elected Kumasi Branch Hon. President and Editor of ESS Magazine.
  • Dr. Kwadwo Boampong - Elected Kumasi Branch Hon. Secretary.
  • Dr. Amma Aboagyewa Larbi - Elected Kumasi Branch Hon. Treasurer.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Augustina A. Sylverken - Deputy Editor of ESS Magazine.
  • Miss Antoinette Gbordzor - Deputy Editor of ESS Magazine.

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Two students from the Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Science-KNUST received Young Scientist Challenge Prize Awards.

Miss Ursula Azocha - 1st Prize - Tertiary Category and 2nd Prize - Overall Best.

Korkoe Yao Attipoe - 3rd Prize -Tertiary Category.

Miss Abena Nkansah Oteng-Abayie from the Department of Chemical Engineering-KNUST received the 2nd Prize - Tertiary Category and 3rd Prize - Overall Best.

The GSA Kumasi Branch was given a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance.

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The Executives of GSA Kumasi Branch and members/participants are grateful to the College of Science-KNUST for the support with the Toyota Coaster bus and driver towards the conference attendance. The entire GSA greatly appreciates the exemplary and continual collaboration between CoS-KNUST and GSA

The event offered staff and students the opportunity to read papers and networking among others. It is hoped that this experience will go a long way to advance knowledge, research capabilities and boost collaborations in the efforts to advance science, technology, and innovations for national development.

The Programme details, Book of Abstracts and photographs can be found at: 33rd Biennial Conference Resource Center - Ghana Science Association.

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