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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...

Minister Awards Over N2.2 Billion To Top 3 Performing Agencies

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Thursday, announced an award of N2,250,000,000 to top three performing agencies out of 17 under the purview of his ministry. He made this announcement at a consultative meeting with the Director-Generals of the agencies in Abuja. Successful agencies, according to him, are the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos,...

NigComSat and FUTMinna encourage registration of innovations

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has signed an agreement with Federal University of Technology (FUT) in Minna to ensure that all technological products are duly registered in Nigeria and at the international level before they reach the market, following several breakthroughs the country has achieved. NigComSat CEO Abimbola Alale said the collaboration aims to ensure that the two government agencies...

THE FUTURE OF AUTOMATION AND WORK: HOW THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRY IS CHANGING

Many believe we are living within the fourth industrial revolution, as the impact of smart technologies overtakes every area of our lives, including the engineering industry. It is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles. In some ways it's an extension of the computerisation of the third Industrial...

China’s first law of science: do not embarrass the government by Michael Cook

South China Morning Post, Nov 29: “The top official said the ministry was firmly against the experiment of genetically edited babies, and will punish researchers involved in the project once the investigation is completed.” China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has either completed its investigation in record time or decided it couldn’t wait to punish He Jiankui for embarrassing the...

Facebook launches UK mentorship programme for aspiring young engineers

Facebook has announced a UK mentorship programme to help children from disadvantaged schools across London in pursuit of an engineering career. Some 120 aspiring engineers will have the chance to receive one-on-one mentoring from 30 of Facebook’s own engineers based at its office in the capital, with monthly sessions until June 2019. As well as some time at the tech giant’s...

Ganduje: the video, the science and the law – By Ibraheem Dooba, Ph.D.

We've heard and read truckloads of debates on the authenticity of the series of videos published by the Daily Nigerian showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State receiving some money. Many have argued that it is fake, others contend that it is real. Even foreign organisations have been cited about the authenticity. However, beyond the torrents of opinions, to my...

Nigeria to save N3.8trn through science policy  – Onu

… says FG’ll establish National Science Museum Nigeria is to save N3.8 trillion through the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made this known on Thursday, while delivering a lecture to course participants of Course 27 at the National Defence College in Abuja. The lecture with the theme “Science,...

Nigeria to save N3.8trn through science policy  – Onu

… says FG’ll establish National Science Museum Nigeria is to save N3.8 trillion through the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made this known on Thursday, while delivering a lecture to course participants of Course 27 at the National Defence College in Abuja. The lecture with the theme “Science,...

Nigeria to save N3.8trn through science policy  – Onu

… says FG’ll establish National Science Museum Nigeria is to save N3.8 trillion through the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made this known on Thursday, while delivering a lecture to course participants of Course 27 at the National Defence College in Abuja. The lecture with the theme “Science,...