Opiyo receives Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow


Stephen Opiyo, with the Molecular Cellular and Imaging Center on the Wooster campus, has been selected for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. He will be spending November at The University of Sacred Heart in Gulu, Uganda.Stephen Opiyo

While there, he will:

  • work with faculty in the Department of Information Technology (IT) to develop a curriculum of research methods and data analytics for undergraduate students
  • offer a one weekend training in Introduction to R and RStudio to IT students. RStudio is a free and open-source integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics
  • introduce data analysis using advanced Excel to IT students

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, has selected 43 African Universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host 55 African-born scholars to build partnerships between home and host universities and address priority needs at host universities and countries. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya, which coordinates the activities of the Advisory Council.

The visiting Fellows will work with their hosts on a wide range of projects that include controlling malaria, strengthening peace and conflict studies, developing a new master’s degree in emergency medicine, training and mentoring graduate students in criminal justice, archiving African indigenous knowledge, creating low cost water treatment technologies, building capacity in microbiology and pathogen genomics, and developing a forensic accounting curriculum.