Showing posts from February, 2018


A wannan bidio, Nafisa Kareem, mai gabatar da shirin Tauraruwa a tashar telebijin ta Arewa 24, ta yi mun tambayoyi akan rayuwa ta, karatu da gwagwarmaya da na yi fama da su wajen cinma burin da na sa agaba. English Translation: In the video, Nafisa Kareem; anchor of the Tauraruwa program on the TV station Arewa24, explores with me my early childhood, schooling and the challenges I had to overcome to achieve my aim and arrive at the point I am today. You will need to, please, click on the video to play:   Rabia S. Sa'id, PhD Associate Professor of Physics Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria Personal Website: Email: rabia at Please remember to use the correct format of email, with the @ sign and no spaces. It was written this way to prevent those nasty spambots from harvesting the email address. Ford Foundation International Fellow (2002) Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (2013) OWSD/ Elsevier Foundation Awa

Remebering Warren Elliot Henry - Pioneer African-American Superconductivity Physicist

Born on February 18, 1909 in rural Evergreen, Alabama, Warren Elliot Henry was an African American physicist and educator who spent almost seven decades working in the fields of magnetism and superconductivity. Henry earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Tuskegee Institute in 1931, his master’s in organic chemistry from Atlanta University in 1937, and his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1941. During World War II, he returned to teach at Tuskegee, where his students included the black military pilots who would become famous as the Tuskegee Airmen. In 1943 he was recruited to work at MIT’s Radiation Laboratory to develop video amplifiers for radar. After the war, Henry continued to work in both academia and industry. He served on the faculties of several schools, including Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Howard University, from which he retired as professor emeritus in 1977. From 1948 to 1960, Henry worked at the Naval Researc


It's indeed auspicious that I started my blog in February. In February, 2015, I was in San Jose,  California, USA,  receiving the OWSD/Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists. Altogether, there were five of us, as follows:   (Left to Right) Rabia Salihu Sa'id, PhD, Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Bayero University, Kano Mojisola Usikalu, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Physics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria Nashwa Eassa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics, Al Neelain University, Khartoum Mojisola Oluwyemisi Adeniyi, PhD, Head of the Atmospheric Physics/Meteorological Research Group, Department of Physics, University of Ibadan Dang Thi Oanh, PhD, Head of the Division of Science, Thái Nguyên University of Information and Communications Technology I was literally, thrown in to the international limelight. I had invitations for interviews, home and abroad. I was a keynote speaker at the annual event of the Visiola Foundation; a foundation work

Is Lethargy Stopping You from Reaching Your Goals?

Lethargy is determined by periods of tiredness where you can hardly engage in constructive activities. During these periods, it is hard to focus on life objectives and engagements. It is also associated with abnormal drowsiness or a state of sluggishness. Lethargy often occurs without any pathological cause. When you have been physically engaged for some time, you may tend to experience lethargy before going on to do the next task. Lethargy is caused by mental and physical exhaustion. Consider the activities of a student towards the end of a semester. This is a time when the student has to hand in all the assignments given in the course of the semester and at the same time prepare for end of semester examinations. When the semester comes to an end, the student is totally exhausted both physically and mentally. Lethargy is caused by overworking the brain and the body. During such a time, individuals experience increased fatigue and tiredness with no energy to engage in other activi

I Want to Tell You About Myself as I Ask You to Join Me in this Journey

As we join hands in this journey of empowering less-privileged people and advancing knowledge and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), I would like to tell you a few things about myself. I am Dr. Rabia Salihu Sa’id, an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. I was first employed as a Graduate Assistant on 15th September 1999; one of first two females to ever have been employed by the Department of Physics in the history of Bayero University, Kano, twenty years after it became a full-fledged university in 1977. I was the Deputy Dean (female) at the Student Affairs Division of the university from 2012-2016. Employment and Work Experience My work involves lecturing and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as research in the field of Atmospheric Physics. I also have an interest in Space weather and upper atmosphere physics and have supervised masters’ level students in these


My name is Dr. Rabia Said. From time to time, I will be writing on several topics that are aimed at encouraging and advancing opportunities for everyone, particularly the less-privileged. While I will be writing on general issues affecting us all today as we live our lives in a very challenging world, I will be focusing a lot on the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and how we can harness and preserve our scarce resources to expand opportunities for all, and improve our lives. I ask that you kindly join my blog by following it. Please visit often and drop any comments and suggestions you may have. I will surely appreciate your ideas. I thank you so much. Rabia S. Sa'id, PhD Associate Professor of Physics Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria Personal Website: Email: rabia at Please remember to use the correct format of email, with the @ sign and no spaces. It was written this way to prevent those n