Engineering education in Africa
A feature interview with Miss Bukunmi Shonde, one of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students who took the Continuum Mechanics course developed by S2PAfrica. She was on a six-month internship program with Tropical Naturals Limited Lagos, Nigeria, and shares in this interview how she was able to apply knowledge obtained in the classroom during her internship.
Since the inception of our Internship Program, we have worked with 4 promising engineering students and their curiosity, intelligence, and hard work have enriched the program immensely. They have also done an excellent job of creating our virtual laboratories, all of this accomplished before reaching their capstone year.
An undergraduate engineering degree is invaluable as it provides a launchpad to multiple careers including several technology industries, banking and finance, and even law (as a patent attorney).On receiving an engineering degree, you can expect to improve your numeracy and logical thinking skills and to have developed a solid work ethic that provides a good foundation for a global career. There are a few things that you should think about as you go through your undergraduate career.
Big thanks to all our attendees, competitors, judges, corporate and individual sponsors for making the first S2P Engineering Design Competition a success.
Huge congratulations to our 10 finalists and to team Koye Hydro who emerged ahead of over 40 teams as the Winner of the S2PAfrica EDC 2022, taking home $10,000 IDRC grand prize and $2000 from Cummins West Africa, to fund the development of their project as well as teams KeyTrick and Improved Charcoal Stove came in second and third respectively.
A new bar has been set and we can’t wait for EDC 2023.