The first National Symposium on Forensic and Investigative Sciences (NaSFIS 2017) will be held at the National Council for Tertiary Education Conference Centre on 20th December, 2017 under the theme “Peace, Security and Justice for National Development”. The maiden symposium, which is being organized by the Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Cape Coast, will bring together about 500 delegates from various government agencies, security services, academia and private sector to discuss advancements in the criminal investigation procedure from the crime scene to the court room.

The School of Physical Sciences of the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CANS) has held a ceremony to honour 117 students for their academic excellence during the 2016/17 academic year.   The programme was aimed recognizing deserving students of the School to motivate them to aspire for higher academic excellence.   The students, from level 100 to 300, who attained Cummulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.6 and above were   presented with certificates at the ceremony.  

A team of researchers from the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences has expressed the University’s commitment to partner government to produce the requisite sugarcane for processing at the Komenda Sugar Factory. The research team led by Dr. Aaron T. Asare of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, through a pilot studies used rapid technology to develop the planting materials to produce a variety of sugarcane with very high level of sucrose and brix (the main products for the production of sugar) at the University’s Experimental Field.

A member of the Planning Committee for the Ghana Astronomy Radio Observatory, Dr. Bernard Duah Asabere, has urged students to embrace the study of Astronomy as it has a wide range of job prospects for them after school. According to him, Astronomy was a very important field of study because it had enormous benefits and also enabled students to explore other opportunities even if they would not remain in the field. “Astronomy is a wide field. There is a vast range of things you can do.

A lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Martin Anokye, has been adjudged as the Best Research Presenter at the International Conference on Applied Physics and Mathematics (ICAPM) held in Frankfurt, Germany. The Conference, held on 4th-5th August 2017, was aimed at presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Applied Physics and Mathematics.

The Department of Environmental Science has received donation of educational materials from two alumni of the University of Cape Coast. Dr. Charles Odame-Ankrah, an Atmospheric and Air Pollution Scientist, and Mrs. Odame-Ankrah who are currently domiciled in Calgary, Canada presented books, laboratory manuals and other teaching resources worth several thousands of US dollars from their partners in Canada. Dr.

A PhD candidate at Abo Akademi University in Finland, Mr. Kofi J. Brobbey, has called for a multidisciplinary research in the printing industry to find ways of using environmentally friendly materials for printing. For instance, he noted that researchers in the sciences could find possible ways of using conductive inks instead of the traditional ones used for the printing industry. Mr. Brobbey observed that many of the innovations of the world were recombination of existing ideas. Mr.

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