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Project-based learning is a winning formula by Christoph Hahn

Creative educational initiatives such as Formula Student put their participants on the fast track to careers in engineering, says Christoph Hahn, technical education specialist at MathWorks A striking finding of the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering report, The UK STEM Education Landscape, is that fewer than half of engineering students in the UK enter professional engineering occupations after leaving higher...

Assessing Petroleum Industry Governance Bill BY Nkechi Isaac

The National Assembly has since 2000 held series of public hearing on the highly contentious Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) with a view to passing same into law.The absence of the PIB which seeks regulatory framework for the sector has led to lots of investment losses for the country. In assessing the effects the absence of the bill has...

Informal Transport Sector: Which way forward? Seyi Osiyemi

I made a road trip to Ghana sometime last week with some work colleagues. Prior to this recent trip, the farthest I have travelled along the west coast of Africa was to the Republic of Benin. And that was about 22yrs ago! Aside from the usual shenanigans we encountered at every border post along the route - which in itself...

Ford plan is a potent symbol of industry’s driverless dream By Jon Excell

Ford’s announcement that it plans to introduce fully autonomous vehicles by 2021 is a significant milestone in the rise of a technology that, until recently, was viewed as a fringe concept by all but a handful of organisations. As we’ve frequently reported, autonomous driving has gathered significant momentum in the past few years. One of Ford’s fleet of autonomous Ford Fusion...

How Bill Gates infected me with his chicken bug by Dr Ibraheem Dooba

Here's why I'm joining Bill Gates' "Chicken Revolution" I was intrigued by Bill Gates’ chicken idea and followed him to his blog (GatesNotes.com), which also referred me to his wife, Melinda’s blog. Both husband and wife convinced me with their argument and I am now infected with their chicken bug. If you didn’t read my post yesterday, here is the summary. Bill...

The Future of Work and The Work of The Future… A Presentation by Olufunke Amobi,

The Future of Work and The Work of The Future... A Presentation by Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC. Compiled by 'Kunle Ajayi, Co-founder Enterprise Innovation Laboratory. The future of work is already upon us and it is clearly defined by Technology. This implies that the work or Jobs of the future belongs to those who can maximize...

Housekeeping and Emergency Evacuation in the case of Fire

How is your kitchen arranged? How is your passage arranged? How is your verander/balcony arranged? How is your living room arranged? Is your staircase clear and accessible? You ask the rest of the questions. You know the answers. Alright! The above questions will make most of us guilty and even trying to figure out where the gallon of kerosene/petrol is left. Even the locations of...

Public Perception of Engineering by Philippa Jefferis

When you read the word “Engineer” what image springs to mind? Perhaps an image of a hard hat sprung to mind for you, engineering-muggles? Or perhaps, you thought oil covered overalls like a survey of school children carried out in 2013 who voted that the most famous engineer from the UK was Kevin, the mechanic, in ITV’s Coronation Street....

Turning innovation into big business By Hayaatun Sillem

  Setting out the case for business support in its recent green paper Building Our Industrial Strategy, the government hailed the UK as a “success story for start-ups”. Some 350,000 new enterprises were registered in the UK in 2014, it explained, going on to acknowledge that we need to marry start-up culture with the right support and investment to raise...

INNOVATION IS THE KING OF TECHNOLOGY BY Michael Lelecy Yahaya

For over decades of years, man has been championing innovation for the advancement of life which is technology in order to make life easy, faster and simple. There was a time when we had Black Berry Phones, Nokia Phones, 2go, going to pay phone boots to make calls, going to cybercafés to send mails or be on the queue to...