Neddy Tanga is a second year Industrial & Manufacturing Student at Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe. She tells us of her ongoing journey as an engineering student, and what encourages her to stay in an engineering career. She can be found on LinkedIn.
The steps to greatness emerge from small beginnings. Her story is one of a little girl’s dream, carefully nurtured into an unquenchable passion, that has led her to an exciting career with endless opportunities. The sky is not even the limit! Be encouraged by the Bonolo Mpabanga‘s grit and determination, as you find out what it takes to be an aerospace engineer.
I am a young professional in STEM. Specifically, I promote STEM among African youth through my work at Global Minimum Inc. Very often, I meet young people who love science and technology and are eager to create solutions for the challenges they encounter in their communities. I have continually observed that more girls are diving into STEM-related fields and it is exciting for sure.
Betty Enyonam Kumahor is the founder and managing partner of Cobalt Partners, which works with African businesses to enhance growth and productivity using technology and through enhancing best practices. She is also a renown speaker, on topics ranging from leadership, technology, innovation as well as personal development. You can connect with her on her Website, Twitter, or Facebook. Our chat was focused on problem solving and her take on technology in Africa.
Until you see someone like you doing something, it is not a social norm. This is why representation in STEM matters.
One cannot pretend to be passionate; passion consumes your entire being, visible in your actions, and your belief that every step you take brings you closer to that which you seek. This is the first thing that you notice upon meeting Keziah Ntwiga, a mechatronic engineer, passionate about emerging technology and affecting the world positively using engineering. Our brief chat with her challenges us to keep learning and growing.
Your career is a minefield of opportunities where you can invest your energies.
In the words of Howard Thurman, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
There are a lot of investment opportunities in renewable energy in Africa right now. What is the role of engineers in this sector? Rita Nkatha Laibuta, an Electrical Engineer practising in the Renewable Energy Industry, tells us how her training puts her in a unique position to identify opportunities and catalyse involvement of partners towards implementation.
Computer science has different levels, it offers both hard and soft toys for all genders. It changes everyday, and one has to keep up or be left out.