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Faculty of Science

Introduction

The Faculty of Science at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa was established in the Academic year 2003-2004 with the aim of meeting the ever- growing challenges of developments in African countries which have yearned for different cadres of scientists who can contribute to the development of their continent.

 

The Faculty has continued its agenda of training professionals who need to be concerned about technology, communities increase in poverty, escalating health care costs, diminishing access of care, increase in gender workload imbalance, inadequate food availability and increase in violence and insecurity. The impact on these trends hit the poorest and marginalized disproportionately in a context which increasingly globalizes as their situations go through the experience of massive traumatic transition that has been achieved through practical training of our graduates in community service practice and field attachment component in various institutions.

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Dr. Mary Wainaina (PhD)
Email:deanscience@cuea.edu
Call: 0709 691301

About the dean

Dr. Mary Wainaina is the Dean of the Faculty of Science at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has a strong background in Applied mathematics and is a respected academic leader. Dr. Wainaina’s expertise and vision are invaluable to the advancement of scientific education, research, and innovation.

Before assuming the role of Dean, Dr. Wainaina held leadership positions in academia, including Head of Department (Mathematics & Actuarial Science, Departmental Post graduate coordinator). Her dedication to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting excellence in teaching and research has made a lasting impact on the academic community.

In her capacity as Dean, Dr. Wainaina is committed to advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge while nurturing the next generation of scientists and scholars. Leveraging strategic initiatives and collaborative partnerships, she strives to foster an environment conducive to the growth and success of both students and faculty within the dynamic realms of science and digital innovation. Dr. Wainaina holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Her research focuses on mathematical simulations and modeling of natural and physical phenomena. Her leadership continues to shape the future of science education and research, inspiring innovation and digital discovery within the Faculty of Science and beyond.

EMAIL deanscience@cuea.edu

Call 0709691360               

Welcome to the faculty of Science at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

“Elevate Your Potential: Discover the Power of Science at Our Faculty!

Welcome to our vibrant community where curiosity meets innovation, and possibilities are limitless. At our Faculty of Science, we’re not just shaping minds; we’re shaping the future.

The faculty has four active departments, namely:

Department of Community Health

Department of computer and information sciences

Department of Mathematics and Actuarial sciences

Department of Natural sciences


With a steadfast dedication to fostering education and research. We’re dedicated to providing a top-notch education and research experience. Our lively campus environment encourages students to explore their interests, make discoveries, and achieve their goals. We have professors who are experts in a wide range of science subjects, from the farthest reaches of space to the tiniest living things. Our distinguished faculty members are leading experts in their fields, dedicated to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of intellectual curiosity. Through state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on laboratory experiences, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we provide students with the tools and skills needed to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Our impact extends beyond the classroom. We’re catalysts for innovation, driving groundbreaking research that addresses global challenges and transforms lives. From pioneering scientific research to advancing sustainable technologies, our faculty is at the forefront of scientific discovery.

Whether you’re passionate about exploring the frontiers of knowledge or making a tangible difference in the world, our Faculty of Science offers the platform you need to thrive. Join us and embark on a journey of exploration, innovation, and endless possibilities. Together, let’s unlock the power of science and shape a brighter future for generations to come.” Driven by discovery and real-world impact, the Faculty of Science at CUEA empowers students to excel. Our programs offer a launch pad for those passionate about pushing the boundaries of knowledge or tackling global challenges. Join us on a voyage of scientific exploration, innovation, and limitless potential. Together, we can unlock the power of science and build a brighter future for all.

Faculty of Science Programmes

CERTIFICATES

  • Certificate in Community Health and Development
  • Certificate in Library Information Science

DIPLOMAS

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Library Information Science
  • Diploma in Community Health and Development

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Library Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Professionals Education

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  • Master of Science in Mathematics (Day, Evening and Holiday Programmes) with specialization in any of the following:
    i. Applied Mathematics
    ii. Pure Mathematics
    iii. Statistics
  • PhD in Mathematics with specialization in any of the following: (i) Applied Mathematics (ii) Pure Mathematics (iii) Statistics
  • PhD in Mathematics (Day, Evening & Holiday) with specialization in any of the following:

i. Applied Mathematics
ii. Pure Mathematics
iii. Statistics

The Faculty runs the Bachelor of Education program both in the regular and school-focused program, Masters of Education both in regular and Holiday program, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Advanced Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGTHE), and Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) in four program areas/specializations namely Curriculum Studies and Instruction, Educational Research and Evaluation and Educational Administration and Planning; and Counselling Psychology.

During the 2011/2012 academic year, the Faculty had a total of 824 students enrolled in the UGSE. About 300 students are expected to graduate this October 2015.

Shitakha FELISTUS, Kimathi George, & Songa Caroline. (2021). Linear Hydrodynamics on Stability of Thin Surfactant Foam Solution on Fuel. International Journal of Novel Research in Physics Chemistry & Mathematics, 8(1), 1-16

Joseph Ochieng Obuya, George Kimathi, & Winnie Kaluki. (2020). Numerical Solution of Alcoholism as an Infectious Disease. International Journal of Recent Research in Mathematics Computer Science and Information Technology, 7(1), 1 – 11.

Emily A. Omollo, George Kimathi, & Isaac Mwangi. (2020).The effects of Variation of Contact Rates Between the Environment, Susceptible and Infected Population in a Mathematical Model of the Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD). International Journal of Recent Research in Mathematics Computer Science and Information Technology, 7(1), 21 – 31.

Sr. Justine Babirye, George Kimathi, and Sr. Agnes Njeri. (2020) Mathematical Modeling of Transmission Dynamics of Hepatitis B Virus Incorporating Moderation of Human Activities in Uganda. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. 16(4),  588 – 604.

Joseph Ochieng Obuya, George Kimathi, & Winnie Kaluki. (2020). Incorporating Sensitization in Mathematical Modeling of Alcoholism as an Infectious Disease. International Journal of Novel Research in Physics Chemistry & Mathematics, 7(2), 8 – 18.

Emily Atieno Omollo and George Kimathi. (2020).  Formulation of a Mathematical Model for the Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD), Incorporating Effects of Environmental Factors. Asian Research Journal of Mathematics, 16(9), 20 – 35.

Okubatsion Tekeste Okube, Samuel Kimani and Mirie Waithira (2020). Association of dietary patterns and practices on metabolic syndrome in adults with central obesity attending a mission hospital in Kenya: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open.10:e039131. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2020-03913.

Okubatsion Tekeste Okube and Mercy Komen (2020). Prevalence and Predictors of Neonatal Sepsis among Neonates Admitted at the Newborn Unit of Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10, 1216-1232. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojog.2020.1090114

Okubatsion Tekeste, Samuel Kimani and Waithira Mirie. (2020). Gender Differences in the Pattern of Socio‑Demographics Relevant to Metabolic Syndrome Among Kenyan Adults with Central Obesity at a Mission Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40292-020-00360-7

Okubatsion Tekeste and Flavia Benora. (2019).  Prevalence and Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Staff, Langata Campus, Nairobi, Kenya. Open Journal of Nursing, 9, 103-119

Samuel Kimani, Waithira Mirie, Margaret Chege, Okubatsion Tekeste Okube and Samuel Muniu. (2019). Association of lifestyle modification and pharmacological adherence on blood pressure control among patients with hypertension at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open,9:e023995. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023995.

Mariam Gitatui, Samuel Kimani, Samuel Muniu and Okubatsion Okube. (2019). Determinants of harmful use of alcohol among urban slum dwelling adults in Kenya. Afri Health Sci;19(4):2906-2925.

Ghebrehiwet Eyasu, Florence Githuthu and Okubatsion Tekeste. (2019). Assessment of Utilization of Counseling Services by Students in Keren Subzone Secondary Schools, Anseba Region, Eritrea. African Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 6(2)

Manyali, G. S., & Sifuna, J. (2019). Low compressible β-BP3N6. AIP Advances, 9(12), 125029. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129268

Sifuna, J., García-Fernández, P., Manyali, G., Amolo, G., & Junquera, J. (2020). Comparison of band -fitting and Wannier-based model construction for WSe2. MRS Advances, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2020.111

Sifuna, J., Manyali, G. S., Wabululu, E., Songa, C., Otieno, A., & Sironik, S. (2020). Ab initio study on Quasi-Binary Acetonitriletriide Sr3[C2N]2. arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.01488. https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.01488

Sifuna, J., García-Fernández, P., Manyali, G. S., Amolo, G., & Junquera, J. (2020). First-principles study of two-dimensional electron and hole gases at the head-to-head and tail-to-tail 180∘ domain walls in PbTiO3 ferroelectric thin films. Physical Review B, 101(17), 174114. https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.174114

Ning’i, P., Chege, S., Sifuna, J., & Amolo, G. (2020). Interplay of lattice distortion and bands near the Fermi level in ATiO3 (A = Ca, Sr, Ba). arXiv preprint arXiv:2009.02529. https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.02529

Chege, S., Ning’i, P., Sifuna, J., & Amolo, G. O. (2020). Origin of band inversion in topological Bi2Se3. AIP Advances, 10(9), 095018. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0022525

Ireri, J., Pokhariyal, G., & Moindi, S. (2020). Hopf Bifurcation Analysis for a Two Species Periodic Chemostat Model with Discrete Delays. Journal of Advances in Mathematics and Computer Science, 35(3), 93-105. https://doi.org/10.9734/jamcs/2020/v35i330262

Ireri, J., Pokhariyal, G., & Moindi, S. (2020). Delayed Nutrient Conversion for a Single Species Periodic Chemostat. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 26(5), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2020/v26i530255

Ireri, J., Pokhariyal, G., & Moindi, S. (2020). Chemostat Model with Periodic Nutrient Input Described by Fourier Series. Asian Research Journal of Mathematics, 16(8), 16-27. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjom/2020/v16i830205

Kanyoni J. Mwangi, Kweri J. Kariuki, Thuo Reuben and Kafaya G. Kibe“The phytochemical components and acute toxicity of methanolic stem bark extract of Prunus Africana”

Kanyoni.J, Kweri.J, Karuguti .F, Kasyoki J, Malik.A and Mwangi.A “A Systemic Review on Anatomical Variations of Coronary Artery Dominance”

Atanas Malik, J.K Kweri, James Kanyoni, V. Ngugi and A. Warimu “Apoptosis: It Role in Colorectal Cancer”

Atanas Malik,  J.K Kweri, and James Kanyoni “Fetal Origin of Cardiovascular Disease: Review of Mechanisms”

Rono K. Walter, Kweri J. Kariuki, Kibe G. Kabaya, Thuo Reuben and Kanyoni J. Mwangi “Histological and morphometric Effects of Liv 52 on Acetaminophen Induced liver Toxicity in Adult Albino rats”

Kanyoni James, Kweri Joseph, Kasyoki Peter, Rono Walter, Mwangi Ann and Malik Atanas. “Factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral drugs among clients aged 15 years and above enrolled in comprehensive care clinic in Engineer hospital”

Mwangi A. Wairimu, Kweri J. Kariuki, Kanyoni J. Mwangi and Thuo Reuben “Effects of In-utero Exposure to Varied Doses of Carbamazepine in Fetal Growth and Development in Albino rats (Rattus Novegicus)”

Peter. K, Kweri J.,Muriuki D., Kanyoni J., Gichuki J. and Maina J “assessment of cervical cancer awareness among clients visiting Lemotit dispensary in Kipkelion east sub-county, kericho county, kenya”

Margaret Nthiga and MaryanneKiburi. (2019). Factors Contributing To Teenage Pregnancy in Baragoi, Samburu County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS). 8 (3), 26-31

Mauti G, Githae M. (2019).Medical error reporting among physicians and nurses in Uganda. Afri Health Sci.2019; 19(4):3107-3117. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i4.33

Mauti G, Githae M. Medical error reporting among physicians and nurses in Uganda. Afri Health Sci.2019;19(4):3107-3117. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i4.33

C.M. Munene, T.T.M. Onyango and C. Muhavini, “Numerical Reconstruction and Remediation of Soil Acidity on a One Dimensional Flow Domain Where the Diffusion Coefficient and Advection Velocity are Exponentially Dependent on Time”, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (ISSN 0973-1768), 15(1), 27-40 (2019)

Virginia M. Kitetu, Thomas T. M. Onyango and Jackson K. Kwanza (2019). Analysis of the Effect of Stretching parameter and Time parameter   on MHD nanofluid flow in the presence of suction. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. 4(7): ISSN 0973-1768 Volume 15, Number 5 (2019), pp. 637-648.

Virginia M. Kitetu, Thomas T. M. Onyango and Jackson K. Kwanza (2019). Control volume Approach for determining Effect of Hartman number, Nanoparticle Volume fraction and Suction Parameter on MHD nanofluid flow over stretched surface. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS),ISSN 2454-6194,Volume IV, Issue VII

Lihavi Annet, Virginia Kitetu and Mary Wainaina (2020).The Effect of Varying Magnetic Number, Reynolds Number and Pressure Gradient on Velocity Profiles in an MHD Flow.International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology:ISSN2456-2165  Volume 5, Issue 7 (2020).

Hellen Wanjiru Waititu, Joseph K. Arap Koskei, Nelson Owuor Onyango, Determinants of Under Five Child Mortality from KDHS Data: A Balanced Random Survival Forests (BRSF) Technique, International Journal of Statistics and Applications, Vol. 10 No. 5, 2020, pp. 118-130. doi: 10.5923/j.statistics.20201005.02.

Collins Oduor Owino and Felix Blair Odhiambo.Hepatitis B Virus: The Silent Killer.July 23, 2020.https://uonresearch.org/blog/hepatitis-b-virus-the-silent-killer/

Nyangasi L. (2020). Evaluation of synthesized Pd-TiO2 nanoparticles in Heck reactions. Lambert Academic Publishing. 17 Meldrum Street Beau Bassin 71504, Mauritius. ISBN 978-620-2-67902-2

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

The faculty is committed to community service in and outside the campus. Faculty community service activities are in line with the vision and mission of the University. Apart from material support, the faculty envisage the service-learning model of serving the community. The faculty has identified educational institutions such as Light Academy in Rongai and is collaborating with them in the provision of learning materials and other support services.

 

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The uniqueness of the programme

New Robust models are needed to change the trends of development for the needed paradigm shift. For instance, a new Cadre of personnel are required so that they can be trained on the practice of public health not only by the 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 classrooms. A practical hands-on approach is vital which makes our program 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.

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