Professor Penina Kamina participated and attended the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association conference held September 7-8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. She co-presented with Dr. Dorothy Rombo from SUNY Oneonta, and their talk on “What Keeps Marriages of Kenyans Living in the USA Intact: A Family Strength Perspective” was perceived as timely, given the rise in separation and divorce cases. Similarly, Professor Kamina co-presented with Professor Francis Koti of University of Alabama, Professor Faith Maina and Joseph Wairungu from Texas Tech University Texas about “Opportunities and Challenges of Foreign-born Professionals Working in Academic Positions in the US.”
In August 2018, Professor Kamina and fellow mathematics educators from four institutions presented at the Africa Regional Congress of ICMI held at the Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Her research work with collaborators Rachel Ayieko, Dushimimana Jean Claude, Enock Obuba, Peter Olszewski and Innocente Uwineza titled Issues and Trends in Current Math Classrooms is ongoing and the preliminary part is published as a conference proceedings and can be accessed at https://www.aku.edu/events/africme/Pages/home.aspx.
Also in summer 2018, Professor Penina Kamina, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship recipient for a second time, returned to Kisii University to work with postgraduate students and faculty in curricular development and building research capacity.
She hopes that in the near future, Kisii University and SUNY Oneonta will forge a linkage as well as study abroad programs.