AESEDA would like your assistance in identifying faculty or researchers in your unit that are engaged in research or other professional activities in Africa. The Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) and the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) will convene a 2-hour mini-symposium entitled:  PSU research in Africa:  building synergy within the community.    President Eric Barron will be the guest of honor and the event will take place on February 22, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Millennium Science Complex Café Commons, which is centrally located on the third floor of Millennium Science Complex.

The symposium will showcase campus-wide research in Africa.  Researchers will have the opportunity to give a 1-2 slide power-point presentation describing their research, its impacts and where it is occurring in Africa.   The presentations will be used to explore synergies in research and regional engagement. AESEDA aims to bring these researchers together for future opportunities and increased collaboration with additional activities planned after the symposium.

The symposium will be followed by a reception from 6:00-8:00 the Schreyer House hosted by President Barron to promote continued discussion and networking. 

AESEDA would appreciate you distributing this announcement to the faculty in your units since there is limited space for the mini-symposium. Please ask the researchers to register and fill out a short questionnaire using the following link:

If there are any problems with the form please send an email to Prof. Gregory Jenkins, Director of AESEDA ( and copy Lisa Skripek ( by January 22, 2016.  If you have further questions please contact Prof. Gregory Jenkins at or 814-865-0479.