The future of any society depends on the way they prepare their younger generation. this also applies to the professional bodies. For engineering, we need our younger engineers to be prepared to face the dynamic and changing nature of the technology evolution while also working towards helping them adapt to the presence. It is for this reason that Nigerian Society of Engineers under our president Engr Babagana Mohammed, as part of the activities lined up during his tenure, earmarked activities and programmes to support young engineers development. One of this is NUESA Summit whose first edition was organised at a week long event last week.
A part of the Efforts towards encouraging intellectual stimulation among the students and promote healthy competition, in both secondary schools and tertiary schools level, the first Edition of NUESA Summit also organised Quiz Competition.
The ‘Season One’ of the Competition provided students the opportunity to showcase innovative ideas, designs that are focused on practical applications that improve the standard of living in the society.
Each contestant were given ten minutes to present their works to a panel of judges with a five-minute question and answer section between judges and the contestant. The judges look at feasibility of designs from economic, non-proliferation, and overall positive impact standpoints.
Other features of the competition includes ‘Paper Contest’ and ‘Quiz Competition for secondary school students and undergraduate students. At the end of the events, winners emerged and announced.
For Quiz competition organised for Secondary School students:
First Position goes to Ige Toyeebah Mojisola of LAUTECH international College Ogbomoso
Second Position goes to Raheem Sarah Imoleayo of Moore days private school Pakuro mowe Ogun state
Third Position goes to Aliyu Ahmad Kafibature of Government Senior Sch Auchan
Fourth Position goes to Naziru S Aliyu of Government Senior Sch Auchan
Technical Paper presentation was organised for the Undergraduates of universities
First Position goes to Uge Theophilus (Federal UniAlike, Ikwo). versity Otuoke) who presented paper on INNOVATION, INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE CAN PROPEL ANY DEVELOPING NATION
Second Position goes to Adache Onyohi Ruth (University of Abuja) who presented paper on REASONABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS IN BUILDING AN ECOFRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
Third Positiongoes Odi Miracle (Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu who presented paper on Alike, Ikwo) MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
At Design category organised for Undergraduates
First Position goes to Hough Destiny Verse and Delight Nnabuchi from Uniport who designed CHEMLAB. A system to teach chemistry in secondary schools more effectively.
Second Position goes to Ameera-Bilkis Alhassan from the Nile University of Nigeria who showcased application of IoT (Internet of Things). An automated home system with everything controlled wirelessly.
Third Position goes to Nnabuchi Delight Anyachukwu from Federal University Otuoke for his work on the square wave inverter controlled using device Bluetooth module to power on/off.
We are grateful for the success of the event and thank all those who made it a reality. Fro us at the NSE, this is just the beginning.
Engr Chinyere Nnenna Igwegbe, MNSE, FIMC
Member, National Executive Committee of NSE,
Chairman Media & Publicity Committee