FinCEAL Grant


FinCEAL through the FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES project has awarded Photonics Ghana and the Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) a grant, close to EUR 4 000. This is in line to support the development of partnerships and collaborative research activities between the Finnish research community and those in Africa and to promote Photonics education in Ghana, in particular. Specifically, the sponsored activity will be executed with one of our partner universities, the Physics department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. The activity involves the use of the 110 optical components of the Photonics Explorer Kits (PEK) for the development of simple devices, such as webcam-based visible and Raman spectrometers for sample characterization. We expect these activities to give students the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with Photonic devices and to further ignite their interest in the field. Photonics and its partners are grateful to FinCEAL for the funds and the UEF for the constant support. We hope that the students will take advantage of this to begin targeting solutions for problems facing the region.