The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Students chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers organized a student seminar on the 23rd of July 2016 and the theme of the seminar was “the stepping stones of being a mechanical engineer”. Among those present are the former National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr Prof. Ademola Adisa Bello, the Deputy National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr Dr. Ejilah Robinson, the Bauchi branch chaiman of NIMechE, Engr Emmanuel Anbua, Engr Alhassan Mohammed Abdu, lecturers and students of the Department of mechanical engineering Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, lecturers from the Department of mechanical engineering technology Federal Polytechnic Bauchi and representatives of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers students chapter; The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.
Some of the presentations made during the seminar were “how to become a mechanical engineer” by the former National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr Prof. Ademola Adisa Bello which featured the link between ATBU, NIMechE, NSE and COREN, definition of science, engineering, technology and mechanical engineering. Also featured in his presentation are the objectives and values of engineering education, the different cadres in the engineering family etc; “the role of vocational and technical education in nation building: an engineer’s perspective” by the Deputy National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr Dr. Ejilah Robinson which featured transformative power of education, vocational and technical education at a glance, the daunting task of nation building, role of education in nation building etc; “risk management and value creation” by Nurudeen Muhammad Dankaka (a 400 level student) which featured the definition of hazard and risk, fatal injury statistics, risk management, hazard and effect management process, bow-tie analysis and value creation.
Awards were also presented to students with the highest CGPA’s at various levels. Am very impressed with ATBU students chapter of NIMechE for organizing such an educative seminar and they should put more grease to their elbows.
To my own personal views, NIMechE is one of the strongest and most active divisions of NSE. I said so because, to my knowledge NIMechE is the only division of NSE that has a regular interaction with its students members all over various institutions across the country and as NIMechE has distinguished itself from other divisions, the NSF of NIMechE will also make the parent body proud by putting in their best in organizing more educative seminars.
Compiled By Abubakar Abdullahi Danjuma, department of mechanical engineering technology, federal polytechnic Bauchi.