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EDUCATING SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BY PROF MICHAEL ADEWUMI

Educating Successful Engineers for the 21st Century. Beyond merely understanding the technical dimension of the profession, which is, of course, a prerequisite for success 21st century engineers must be three-dimensional thinkers. This means that they must have: Technical competency, local contextualisation and global competency. The problems facing Nigeria are intricately linked with the rest of the globe, and engineering students must...

Osun Curriculum: Blueprint To Acquire Skills And Knowledge by Inwalomhe Donald

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has changed the school curriculum from studying to acquire certificates to studying to acquire knowledge and skills. This is the basis of the educational reforms in the state. Before Aregbesola’s reform, students were studying mainly to obtain certificates rather than to acquire knowledge and skills. Students who once lacked access to modern-day digital tools are...

Mitigating Perennial Flooding in Victoria Island and Lekki by Christian Okwori

Flooding problems are not peculiar to Nigeria or developing countries alone, even the Western worlds suffer it too but such is limited to the level of flooding that exceed economically sustainable modern technologies in flood control methods. Contrary to the pedestrian claims that the new Eko Atlantic City in Victoria Island seating on the former Bar Beach and estates...

FLOOD MENACE IN NIGERIA: PLATEAU STATE FLOOD DISASTER by Engr OKEY EZEMA

As the rainy season draws near, we should have a retrospect to help us evaluate the level of destruction of lives and properties by flood in 2012 to enable us prepare for what lies ahead. The year 2012 cannot be forgotten quickly in Nigeria especially with respect to flood disaster. From Kano to Adamawa,Taraba to Kaduna,Kogi to Anambra ,Lagos to...

POOR MOTIVATION AMONG YOUNG ENGINEERS: CAUSE EFFECTS AND PUMBY ROADS AHEAD BY ABIDEEN SOBANKE  

Natural talents abound among Nigerian youths, but the opportunity to fully harness them is still a mirage to many of them. That reminds me of a friend, who performed brilliantly during his first year in the University, but later get frustrated and due to poor grades and pressure of Engineering school; and presently in a state of despair. He needs...

6 Types of Mechanical Engineering Degrees by Tony Pallone

Quick, how many types of engineering degrees can you name? If you said three or four -- things like civil, electrical, mechanical, maybe chemical -- you're probably in pretty good company. But each of those large divisions is made up of many smaller subdivisions, each of which represents an entire body of specialized knowledge unto itself -- not to...

How I got the important tool that screwed me into my dream: an engineer! by Athan Oparaji

Life was rosy according to my siblings until mother earth parted in mystery. I never enjoyed the caring attitude oozing from a mother. My dad never returned to Port Harcourt town after that and that was how I ended up in my hamlet as a village champion who spent his nursery, primary and secondary school in the village and...

SKILLS GAP: Why men need more women engineers by Julie Feest

Getting young women into engineering is as much about men as it is about women There is a danger that many people reading this magazine will turn the page as soon as they see this article is about women in engineering. They may think “this isn’t my problem” or “I can’t do anything about it anyway”. Most will be male...

ENGINEERING IS DEVELOPMENT :Modern Engineering Arrives By Bayo Adeola

ENGINEERING IS DEVELOPMENT (Serialised) No 3 Modern Engineering Arrives In this edition, we connect the history of engineering to modern times. At the peak of the industrial revolution, Britain was considered to be at least a hundred years ahead of the rest of Europe. Throughout the 19th century, science thrived and inventions abound in Britain which arrived on the shores of...

The moral authority of engineers by Quintus Potgieter

Marc Edwards is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is not only an engineer - he is also a whistleblower. Along with citizen scientists and concerned residents, Edwards exposed the Flint Water Crisis which began in 2014 and persists today. Edwards blew the whistle on the ill practices of entities...