BIUST students win Moscovium badges

SHARE   |   Monday, 23 July 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
Neutron Activation Analyis (NAA) team 2018 students with supervisor Prof Marina Frontasyeva at one of the laboratories. Neutron Activation Analyis (NAA) team 2018 students with supervisor Prof Marina Frontasyeva at one of the laboratories.

The Botswana flag was raised high in Dubna, Russia when three (3) Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST) MSc students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy were awarded the Moscovium badges during the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) International Student summer Practice 2018, from the 03 - 23 June 2018.

The three (3) BIUST top achievers are in the top four (4), among twenty (20) students from several universities in South Africa. The award for Adolf Motetshwane, Otsile Tikologo and Refilwe Setso was a ticket for poster presentations on the projects they undertook at Russia. The presentations will be done at the 5th Symposium of Advances and Challenges in Physics through the South Africa-JINR, at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) from 6th - 8th November 2018.

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The JINR student practice is a scientific programme that promotes international collaboration, networking as well as a platform that inspires young researcher’s distillate on inventions. This is aligned to the BIUST shared Vision “to be a premier research based University of science, engineering, science and technology, internationally recognized for the quality and excellence of its teaching and learning; research, innovation and engagement.”



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