One of the judges Eng. Grace Kagondu (L) with Prof. J. Mbuthia, Dean SoE (2nd L) admire one of the projects on display.
The school of engineering held its annual open day on Friday 3rd 2017 at the Central Catering Unit. The event which was sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, National Construction Authority, Citech and Ken Gen among others gave students a chance to interact with representatives from various organisations.
The students were encouraged to come up with relevant research based on eliminating problems being faced in the world today as this would give them a better chance of succeeding in the field. The event also gave the corporate world a chance to see what students were doing through the various prototypes that were on display.
The event which was graced by students from Kyambogo University from Uganda was a huge success and attracted students from various colleges in the University as well as visitors from outside the university. The event was largely student oriented gave students a chance to showcase their talents both academically and in other co-curricular activities.
The students also came up in large numbers to showcase their projects which were around 120, a huge improvement from last year. This could be largely attributed to success of the event last year which also acts as a curtain raiser for the Hon. Dr. Musimba award which rewards students with the best innovations in the school.
The day’s activities included a workshop which brought together students from the two universities as they shared on various topics that affect the engineering world in both East Africa and the world. It also included an expo where students showcased their innovations as well as a section for corporates to interact with the students a one on one interaction.
One of the major attractions for the students was the inclusion of various sports activities and notably the final of the interdepartmental football league which lived up to its expectations. The match which pitted Geospatial and Space Technology department against Mechanical Engineering department was hotly contested but eventually it was Mechanical Engineering which came out on top. Both teams were however awarded for finishing on top of the rest of the departments. On their side, the ladies participated in various races such as 100M and 400M.