DeKUT holds an annual conference for the staff and scientific community to disseminate research findings. Summary of previous conferences is as follows;
2nd STI&E Conference
|1st STI&E Conference||2rd STI&E Conference||3rd STI&E Conference||4rd STI&E Conference|
|Date||Held on 4th – 7th November, 2014||Held on 2nd – 4th November, 2016||Held on 1st – 3rd November, 2017||Held on 7th – 9th November, 2018|
|Papers Presented||35 papers presented in the conference as follows; Engineering technologies – 6 Basic and applied sciences – 11 Business and entrepreneurship – 15 Health sciences – 3||84 papers presented in the conference as follows; Engineering technologies – 19 Basic and applied sciences – 10 Business and entrepreneurship – 11 Health sciences – 3 Agricultural sciences – 9 Water, environment and GIS – 19 ICT -9 Security management -1 Technical education and training – 3||66 papers presented in the conference as follows; Engineering technologies – 14 Basic and applied sciences – 2 Business and entrepreneurship – 11 Health sciences – 8 Agricultural sciences – 6 Water, environment and GIS – 14 ICT -8 Technical education and training – 3||72 papers presented in the conference as follows; Engineering technologies – 9 Basic and applied sciences – 14 Business and entrepreneurship – 8 Health sciences – 4 Agricultural sciences – 8 Water, environment and GIS – 18 ICT -0 Technical education and training – 4 Security Management – 3|
|Participants||No of participants – 73; male – 47 female – 26 local – 68 international – 5||No of participants – 133; male – 86 female – 45 local – 126 international – 7||No of participants – 112; male – 76 female – 36 local – 104 international – 8||No of participants – 120; male – 99 female – 21 local – 112 international – 8|
|Key Guests||Prof. Micheni Japheth Ntiba, former Pricipal Secretary for Agriculture and Fisheries represented at the conference by Dr. Harrison Karisa Charo Prof. Maurice Ndege – Vaal University of Technology Prof. Minoru Sasaki – Gifu University Prof. Michael Herzog Prof. Shellemiah Keya, former Chancellor, DeKUT Prof. Duracha Galgallo, former Council Chairman, DeKUT Prof. Henry Nyongesa Mr. Sylvance Sange, Managing Director, KIPI||Professor Shellemiah O. Keya, former Chancellor, DeKUT Professor Gituro Wainaina, former Director General, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat.||H.E the late Dr. Wahome Gakuru,former Governor, Nyeri County Eng. Paul Tanui, CEO Konza Technopolis Mr. Masahiro Shiota – CEO, Hardnut International Ltd||Dr. John Mutua, for Director General ERC Mr. Newton Owino, CEO Alisam Product Design and Development Prof. Thomas Carolus, University of Siegen, Germany|
|Conference Sponsorship||NACOSTI –0 Numerical Machining Complex Family Bank||Consolidated bank NACOSTI|
Participants of the International Conference on ST&I held on 4th-7th November, 2014
International Conference on Science, Technology & Innovation
The University held the First International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) on 4th-7th November, 2014 at the University Main Campus. The theme of the conference was; “Science, Technology and Innovation for enhanced economic growth”. The Conference was funded by the University with support from National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) and Family Bank.
The ST&I conference was designed to provide opportunity for University lecturers and researchers to share their research outputs with their colleagues as well as the public. It also provided an academic environment for presentations of work under progress for post graduate students. There were key note speeches by distinguished local and international scholars and the Principal Secretary for Agriculture and Fisheries in the government of Kenya, Prof. J. Micheni Ntiba.
Thirty five (35) papers were presented. Out of these 2 papers were agriculture related papers;14 papers were on business studies; 2 papers were computer science and IT related; 7 papers Geospatial Science; one paper each in Food Technology, Security studies and Chemistry and 4 papers in Engineering.
Seminar on Proposal Writing
A proposal writing workshop was held at the DeKUT auditorium on Friday, 13th. March, 2015. The theme of the Seminar was; How to write a fundable research proposal. This seminar was facilitated by Prof. John Wesonga and Dr. Daniel Sila, both of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Seminar on Intellectual Property Management
The RTMCL division hosted a seminar on Intellectual property (IP) management for staff and students on 29th April, 2014 at the main campus. The seminar discussed the rationale of protecting IP; Types of IPRs; IP management institutions in Kenya, importance of Patent information in research and education and how to access it, IP Registration requirements and procedures, how to carry out the patenting and copy right processes, and current status of patenting in Kenyan Universities and colleges. The seminar was facilitated by two staff from Kenya Industrial Property Institute’s (KIPI) Trade Mark and patenting offices.
Horticulture Production Training
A horticulture production training seminar was held at DeKUT on 8th. May, 2015. The training was attended by farm supervisors, farm manager and administrative staff of RTMCL. This training seminar was facilitated by Prof. John Wesonga, an associate professor of Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The seminar covered topics on; farming as a business, aspects of horticultural production, experiences in the horticultural crop production industry and suggested opportunities and areas of improvement for the DeKUT farm.