Saint Jerome University Institute, in cooperation with the AEEA (African Engineering Education Association) organize a workshop on Capacity Building in Engineering Education.
Focusing on the Africa Development, the participants will also debate on the fooling issue: "Engineering and Panafricanism: Challenges and Opportunities".
In accordance withe the AEEA objectives, this Workshop aims at:
1- improving teaching and learning in Engineering Schools and Faculties,
2- providing a mutual support network of engineers educators, including the african diaspora,
3- encouraging the Africans in diaspora to be involved in the development of their mother continent,
4- sensitizing industrials on some recent innovative and cheap technologies,
5- strengthening, in a broad view, collaboration with industrials.
Strengthen the youth's Expectations in Agriculture with Smart Systems.
Example of studients project: Intelligent fish farming ecosystem, remotly controlled, equiped with the quality control of the water throught sensors and a recyling system of waste water for irrigation (monitored by a mobile phone)
New trends in Electronic, Mobile apps, Drones, Remote Control Systems Technologies
27 AprDay 1
28 AprDay 2
29 AprDay 3
Academic leadership according Wolverton and Gmelch (2002) "is the act of building a community of scholars to set direction and achieve common purposes through the empowerment of faculty and staff". For effectiveness, leaders need to muster competencies, some of which are general and some are specific to the academic sector. However, universities have traditionally appointed academic leaders based on seniority on the academic rank regardless of whether or not the candidates have proven leadership competencies.
This presentation outlines the leadership competency model of my previous University and how it is employed in recruiting and developing leaders based on my experience during my recruitment as dean.
The presentation is about academic entrepreneurship and innovation. Many ideas in the developing countries have not flourished due to limited academic entrepreneurship and innovation.
There should be a paradigm shift from Knowledge Economy to Innovation Economy for universities to be able to contribute meaningfully to enterprise development.
For Technology commercialization, there is need for scientists, entrepreneurs, funding agencies and support organizations to work more closely together.
Examples of ideas presented from Uganda include projects undertaken at Makerere University which include the Solar Electric powered Kayoola bus, Makapads, and others. These have been supported under the Presidential Initiative. The hybrid powered bus is being developed to full commercial scale under Kiira Motors Corporation. Makapads are being manufactured full scale.
The challenges to Technology Development Ecosystem and Process have been identified to include fitting in the funding cycle and prioritization of STI and the exodus of scientists to entrepreneurs. In addition, challenges to incubation have been identified to include loose link to incubation centers and venture capital firms.
Universities should partner with Government and the private sector to create viable technology incubation parks. Governments should also put in place incentives for venture capitalists to partner with innovators to finance the innovations.
Please find below the detailed schedule of the Workshop
Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University.
He has been a full time faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at MSU since August 1994 and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Engineering.
He also served as the Chair of the University Council (UC) of MSU from 2013-2015. The UC represents 500 faculty members and close to 1,000 staff members of the university.
Dr. Astatke is the winner of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) "National Outstanding Teaching Award". This award covers 340 engineering schools and close to 27,000 engineering faculty members (i.e. teachers) from all 50 states.
Dr. Astatke is also the winner of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) "Mid-Atlantic Region Distinguished Teacher Award." The Mid-Atlantic division includes engineering schools from 6 states :Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
He is presently a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
His research interests include hardware assurance, reverse engineering, secure embedded system design, side-channel analysis, differential fault analysis, radio frequency and millimeter wave integrated circuit design, high-speed circuits, and broadband wired and wireless system design.
Dr. Kornegay serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences including the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), EEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, and the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium.
He has also served a two-year term on the IEEE Solid-State Circuits AdCom committee, as well as, on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and as Editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters and Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Special Issue on the 2004 Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Society of Black Engineers' Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year in 2005, the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award in Higher Education from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, the NSF CAREER Award, an IBM Faculty Partnership Award, the National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award.
He was also selected as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, and the German-American Frontiers of Engineering, where he later served on the organizing committee.
He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.
Prof Falade joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1986 as an Assistant Lecturer. He progressed from that position to Lecturer II and Lecturer I in 1989 and 1991 respectively.
He has presented over 45 articles at workshops and seminars on such subjects as project management, quality control, maintenance of facilities and contract procurement process etc.
He was given an award at the First Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair for the presentation of a research project of high standard and with relevance to National development in 2005. He obtained University of Lagos best researcher award in Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and 2010. In 2010, he won NUC individual Award in science and Technology (Research) at the 4th Edition of the Nigeria Universities Research and Development Fair held at UNN. He teaches at the Redeemed Christian Bible College, Christchurch Parish, Lagos.
Prof. Falade has served University of Lagos in different capacities including Head, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Chairman, Faculty of Engineering Admissions Committee; Chairman, Faculty of Engineering Research Committee; Member, University of Lagos Strategic Planning Committee; Member, Senate Committee on Diploma and Pre-degree Programmes - Review & Restructuring; Chairman, Faculty of Science Examination Misconduct Committee; Member, Central Research Committee; Chairman, Tenders Evaluation Committee and Chairman, Board of Survey. His services to the nation include: Member, Consultation on UNESCO Draft Programme and Budget for 2000/2001 (30C/5); Member, Standard Organization of Nigeria Working Committee of Draft Standard for Sandcrete. External Moderator/Assessor for: Department of Civil Engineering, OAU, UI, FUTAkure, ESUT, Enugu, Covenant University, Ota. He is the initiator and coordinator of the 3-month Advanced Certificate in Project Management.
He is the initiator of African Regional Conference on Engineering Education and the founding President of African Engineering Education Association and Vice-President, International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (2008-2012). Prof. Falade is a Member/Chairman of the NUC ad hoc Panels and a Member/Chairman COREN accreditation panels to evaluate engineering programmes in some Nigerian Universities. He also served as a Member/Chairman, Federal Ministry of Environment Technical Panels to review the Environmental Impact Assessments of some proposed projects. He is a COREN Registered Engineer, Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, .Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers.
Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe is the Principal of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology and Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction. He has previously served as Deputy Principal of the same college, Dean of School of the Built Environment, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Technology. Henry is a registered and practicing engineer in Uganda. He is a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and a member of the Construction Management Association of Uganda.
Henry has a PhD in Engineering from Lund University, Sweden; a Licentiate degree from Lund University, an MSc in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK; a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University, Uganda. Henry has Post Graduate certificates in Project Planning and Management and Public Administration and Management. Henry was a state scholar from Senior One until he completed his university education.
Henry's research interests are mainly in the areas of construction materials, structures, and construction project management. He has published dozens of articles in academic journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings. He is also co-author of two books.
Professor Alfred Ngowi is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the Central University of Technology, Free State. He was previously a full Professor of Civil Engineering and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Botswana, Botswana. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering); a master of Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management); and a PhD in Construction Engineering.
Professor Ngowi is a rated scientist with the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa and his research interests are multi-disciplinary including engineering, the built environment, human capital, strategic management and performance management. He has published over 100 papers in journals, proceedings and book chapters. He is the co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (JCDC); an Associate Editor of the Journal of Built Environment and Asset Management (BEPAM); and a Reviews Editor of the Botswana Journal of Technology (BJT).
He is a registered professional construction project manager (Pr.CPM), member of Botswana Institute of Engineer (BIE); Member of the Institution of Engineers, Tanzania (MIET); Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB); and member of the International Association of Housing Sciences (IAHS).
Paterne Sissinto received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Morgan State University in 2012, where he worked on pattern recognition and image processing. He is currently teaching at teaching at Morgan State University, Microprocessor Applications, Instrumentation Control and Sensor and Computer Architecture.
Find below the Cooperation and Organizing Committee
- M. Emmanuel Pohowe, Saint Jerome General Administrator, Cameron
- Pr. Funso. Falade, University of Lagos, AEEA President, Nigeria
- Pr. Alfred Ngowi, Centra University Tech., Bloemfontein, South Africa
- Pr. Henry Nwanaki Alinatiwe, Makerere University, Uganda
- Dr. Raymond. Houé Ngouna, ENI Tarbes, France / Saint Jerome Douala, Cameron