Meet Aja Chioma Ibiam

Aja Chioma Ibiam
Chioma is a graduate of Polymer and Textile Engineering with a second-class upper division from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and is currently in pursuit of her Master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from Ebonyi State University. She has also gained good business knowledge within the Oil and Gas sector as a business analyst at Nepal Oil and as a Business Development Team Lead at Geo Travels. Currently, she is the CEO of an Eco-focused Travel & Tourism Startup called GrandXperia alongside serving on the board and leadership of Rouleaux Foundation. Chioma has also held public service-related leadership positions amongst which she was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the 4th Assembly of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, representing the interests of Nigerian Youths from 2019 to 2021. She also served as the Technical Assistant to the Secretary of Ebonyi State Government from 2016 to 2018. Beyond her industrial and Leadership exposure, Chioma has interests in STEM Leadership, especially in STEM Policymaking, Nanotechnology, and how they can be applied to make the environment safer.

“The practical idea of Café Scientifique is simply to skillfully talk about science and technology in a non-academic and informal setting emphasizing engagements around behaviors, beliefs, and way of thinking of a people; and shaping how that will impact collective societal development. At the end of each Café, a communique will be sent to relevant Governmental and Non- Governmental organizations to foster implementations of possible solutions derived by the participants of each café. Launched as one of the projects of Rouleaux Foundation in 2017, the Cafe Scientifique has only remained in Lagos reaching a little portion of the Southwest region. Hence Cafe Scientifique Ebonyi will be Launched in April 2022 to reach the entire Southeast and South-south regions of Nigeria. The interesting thing about Cafe Scientifique is that though it seems like it is focused on only SDG 4, over the next 5 years, different Cafe themes would be centered around SDGs 3,6,7,9,11,12,13”.