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Oct 7, 2022

Dr Gladys Ngetich is the inaugural winner in the RMB’s Africa’s Fearless Thinker category at the 10th Accenture Gender Mainstreaming Awards (GMAs). RMB’s Africa’s Fearless Thinker award seeks to identify an individual who is recognised among their colleagues and/or community for their ground-breaking, innovative thought leadership on tackling gender mainstreaming issues... Read more...



Aug 25, 2021

Dr Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow, currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Space Enabled Research Group at MIT. Her postdoctoral research focuses on wax-based propellants for launch and in-space propulsion for small-satellite missions. Read more...

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March 8, 2021

Dr Gladys Ngetich’s interest in aerospace engineering was sparked while pursuing a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT in her homeland, Kenya. Read more...


Oct 6, 2020

This Black History Month, the University is highlighting the power of excellence and academic achievement, past and present, and how the contributions of Black people have contributed to the calibre of the University’s reputation. Read more...


August 3, 2020

When Gladys Chepkirui Ngetich boarded a plane on September 28 2015 to the United Kingdom, it was her second flight outside of Kenya. Her first ever flight was two years earlier when she travelled to Norway to attend the International Student Festival in Trondheim.

There is nothing special about flying but that flight acquires significance when Chepkirui’s achievements in the four years she spent in the UK are put into perspective. Read more...

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October 21, 2019

I spend a lot of time with jet engines as part of my PhD, trying to improve them. This one is a Concorde engine — it’s a demonstration model that’s used to show where the various components of the engine are located, and it sits on the ground floor of the institute where I work. Read more...


July 21, 2019

Things have changed a lot in 50 years, but not as fast as some had hoped. BBC News spoke to five scientists from different generations who are breaking barriers in their field. Read more...


February 2, 2019

Years ago, Gladys Chepkirui Ngetich was pursuing her early education in Olenguruone with very little resources. She attended school without shoes and the only language she spoke fluently till she joined form one, was her mother tongue. Today, she is a Rhodes Scholar and an aerospace engineering PhD student, at the University of Oxford. Gladys Gachanja caught up with her at her home, for this week's women and power. Watch video here


November 16, 2018

How can we manufacture a more energy efficient turbine blade? Gladys Ngetich (DPhil Engineering Science) describes her research into advanced cooling technologies for jet engines, with the aim of lessening the environmental impact of aviation on climate change. Watch her video here.

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September 22, 2018

"The Top 40 Under 40 list has also awarded high marks to women who have excelled in professions that have been and remain male dominated such as software engineering, actuarial science, aviation and engineering. This is because we believe there should be no gender-based glass ceiling on any dreams." Business Daily Africa. Read more...


July 25,2018

Lelaibei Primary School in Olenguruone is your ordinary rural institution with no servicing tarmac road, no piped water, no electricity and no computers. Out of this school located at the heart of the Mau though, and armed with only 298 KCPE exam marks came this year’s Oxford University’s Oxford University Rare Rising Star. Read more...

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