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Faculty of Science

About the Faculty of Science

The role of science and technology in the development of any country cannot be emphasized enough. The Faculty of Science was established in the 2003/2004 Academic Year with the aim of meeting the ever-growing challenges of development in African Countries, which have yearned for different cadres of Scientists who can contribute to the development of their continent.

Key Achievements

Community Health and Development

The department has continued to promote her agenda of training health professional who need to be concerned beyond technology but with the communities’ increasing poverty situation, escalating health care costs, diminishing access of care, increasing gender workload imbalances. inadequate food availability, increasing violence and insecurity. The impact of these trends hit the poorest and marginalized disproportionately, in a context which is increasingly globalizing as their situations go through the experience of massive traumatic transition. These has been achieved through practical training of our graduate in community service practice and field attachment component in various institutions.

Uniqueness of the Community Health and Development Programme

New and robust models are needed to change the trends of development. For the needed paradigm shift a new cadre of personnel are required, trained in the practice of public health not only by academicians but also by professional practitioners as well as stakeholders. The new approach heavily relies on skills and cannot be adequately developed among learners in the classroom. A practical hands-on approach is vital, which makes our programme unique. Needless to stress that health improvement demands the inputs of variety disciplines.

As such we have established MOUs with such institutions as well as public sector i.e. Kajiado County – Ministry of Health, Langata Sub-County, Kuwinda Village, Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Centre.

The Bachelors Programme has been reviewed by the CUE and comments given, the document has been updated so far, only site inspection for approval of the same


  •  Community Health and Development

The following are some of our collaborators:

  1. Other departments with the faculty of Science
  2. Ministry of Health – Kajiado County, Langata Sub-County
  3. University of Nairobi – Ethical clearance for our students’ research work
  4. Mission for Essential Drugs and Supply (MEDS)
  5. Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Centre
  6. Kuwinda Village

Community Service:

  •  Community Health and Development

The department has been visible at the centre of community service through representing the faculty of science in the 2018 community service week, which has been our continual engagement. These enabled the department to create a sygenetic partnership with the community- Kuwinda Village and we are on the process of formalizing our partnership as a learning site. See: ComServiceCUEA@CUEA_OFFICIALyoutube.com

The department is also actively involved in community service with the Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Centre (GSRC), Mathare, and has a signed MOU for student attachment as well Community Service Practice (CSP).

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Seminars:

Faculty members have continued to participate in local and international Workshops/Conferences/Seminars.

▪ Four staff members from the Mathematics Department were sponsored by the Faculty for the 5-day Strathmore annual Mathematics Research Workshop in 2012 and 2013.

▪ Ian Kaniu of Physics department attended the Fourth African Regional Radiation Protection Association Congress (AFRIRP A04) International workshop held in Rabat, Morocco from 13th-17th September 2014.

▪ Carolyne Songa of Physics department attended a workshop in the African School on Space Science: Related Applications and Awareness for Sustainable Development of the region that was held at CST-UR, Kigali- Rwanda from 30th June to 11th July 2014

▪ Mutambi Songa presented two papers; Modeling and Predicting of Solar Forcing of Total Column Ozone over Kenya Using Regression and Artificial Neural Networks and Statistical Study of Solar Forcing of Total Column Ozone Variation Over Three Cities in Kenya at the 2017 Joint IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA Assembly (Session JA4 – Solar Related Variability of the Atmosphere domain) which at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

▪ Dr. Rossa Nyoike attended a Regional Workshop on Widening Informed Stakeholder Engagement for REDD+ (WISE REDD+) that was held in Mombasa, Kenya between 11th and 13th August 2014.

Interdisciplinary Session:

  • Organized a successful 6th Interdisciplinary Session, which ran from 16th – 17th October 2014 where diverse themes of relevance to contemporary society issues were presented. The conference was opened by Dr Uyi Stewart, Chief Scientist, IBM Research Lab, Africa

IBM/CUEA Certificate in Applied Computer Science Course

  • The IBM Research Lab has set up their only lab in Africa at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Langata Campus. The focus of their research is application of Big Data to Africa’s grand challenges in the areas of Energy, Health, Water, Education and Genomics.
  • In order to effectively engage in collaborative research in these areas with Universities in Kenya, IBM Research Africa in partnership with the Faculty of Science offers a one-semester course in Applied Computer Science to staff and students from universities and research institutions in Kenya. Each of the course units is taught by domain experts drawn from their pool of world-class Researchers
  • The pioneer class was held between February and April 2014. The next class followed up in 2015.
  • Successful completion of the course leads to an award of a Certificate of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.