Origins Field School Fall 2022 Begins!

Jambo!  Welcome to the TBI Origins Field School blog for Fall 2022! My name is Medina Lubisia, the Resident Academic Director for the Fall Field School. I will be accompanying students throughout the field school as they undertake five modules that will be credited for their Fall semester. The students arrived safely in Nairobi and [...]

By |2022-09-14T22:10:28+03:00September 14th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Sticky|Comments Off on Origins Field School Fall 2022 Begins!

MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

Hi again! It’s Ava and Christine, Mechnical Engineering Undergraduate students from MIT D-Lab. After a beautiful few days spotting animals in the Masai Mara, we flew up to TBI's facility on the east side of Lake Turkana in Ileret to continue our evaporative cooling research! During our time in Ileret, we focused on understanding the [...]

By |2022-08-05T08:33:00+03:00July 25th, 2022|Featured, Research|Comments Off on MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

Buluk – Geologically Speaking

Pan of the Miocene Dead Elephant Valley in Buluk, Kenya The last stop on the Turkana Miocene Project field tour was Buluk, Kenya, which has for many years been headed by Ellen Miller. Located east of Lake Turkana, Buluk is an early Miocene site that is rife with…. everything! It is a [...]

By |2022-07-25T09:45:48+03:00July 25th, 2022|African Fossils, Featured, Projects, Research|Comments Off on Buluk – Geologically Speaking

Kamoya Kimeu, legendary Paleontologist, passes away.

We are very sad to share with you the news that Kamoya Kimeu passed away earlier this week after a short spell in hospital with kidney complications. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to all of his family. Our subsequent appeal to friends and well-wishers to help the family with medical and funeral expenses, [...]

By |2022-08-05T08:32:39+03:00July 23rd, 2022|Featured, Research|Comments Off on Kamoya Kimeu, legendary Paleontologist, passes away.

Dr. Dino J. Martins appointed as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dino J. Martins has accepted an offer from the Board of TBI (Kenya) Ltd. to serve as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya). The offer was made following full consultation with, and enthusiastic support from, TBI Kenya’s key partners: Stony Brook University, the Stony Brook Foundation, and [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:11+03:00May 13th, 2022|Featured, Sticky|Comments Off on Dr. Dino J. Martins appointed as Chief Executive Officer of TBI (Kenya)

Annual Scholarship meeting at TBI Ileret

Wednesday 20th April was yet another memorable occasion for the Ileret community and the community outreach program as TBI hosted the annual scholarship meeting. This was the first such meeting of its kind in Ileret after the Covid-19 restrictions were eased. The attendees of the scholarship review meeting at TBI Ileret The meeting [...]

By |2022-07-15T14:19:58+03:00April 25th, 2022|Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on Annual Scholarship meeting at TBI Ileret

Turkana Basin Institute Collaborates to Recognize All Nurses of Turkana County

TBI has been honored to host Dr. Deborah Lindell of Case Western Reserve University for the last 8 months during her Fulbright Fellowship in Turkana. Dr. Lindell has been working on developing a Nursing BSN program at the Turkana University College (TUC), as well as teaching TUC students, conducting research into nursing in Turkana county [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:38+03:00April 22nd, 2022|Events, Featured, General, Sticky|Comments Off on Turkana Basin Institute Collaborates to Recognize All Nurses of Turkana County

World Water Day – March 22 2022

March 22nd is World Water Day and this year the international focus is on groundwater. This is a precious resource whose importance is increasing as the impacts of climate change become more significant. We feel this acutely in TBI Ileret where groundwater is critical to our operations.  In 2021, we were able to decarbonize [...]

By |2022-04-22T09:53:55+03:00March 22nd, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach, Projects|Comments Off on World Water Day – March 22 2022
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