The Ghana Institute of Engineering (GhIE) UMaT-Chapter has celebrated its annual Engineering Week from 27th February to 4th March 2023. The theme for the celebration was “The Role of the Industry in Clean Energy”. The purpose of the celebration was to fraternize, share ideas, and learn new technologies in the engineering space. Activities such as seminars, conferences, webinars, and competitions were held to educate and raise awareness about the importance of engineering.
The Guest speaker was Mr. Obeng Yeboah, a lecturer at the Renewable Energy Engineering Department at the University of Mines and Technology. Mr. Yeboah delivered a speech on Clean Energy emphasizing the importance and the need for emerging Engineering Students to advance their careers to make the needed impact.
Three Professional Engineers licensed by Ghana Institution of Engineering; Ing. Clement Adu-Addae, Ing. Bismark Otoo, and Madam Augustina Nyarkoa, also addressed the students and advised them to be confident in their chosen field and sharpen their skills to meet the global industrial demands.
The week-long celebration climaxed with an Engineering Competition on Saturday, 4th March 2023, which also happened to be Engineering Day. Five registered teams presented their innovative projects, and a panel of judges assessed the projects by the teams. At the end of the competition, Team Virtual World emerged as the winner. The team took home a cash prize of One thousand Ghana Cedis and other amazing prizes and the first and second runners-up took a cash prize of Five Hundred Ghana Cedis each and other consolidation prizes. All the other contestants were also given consolidation prizes for their efforts
The sponsors of the programme were SMT, Fidelity Bank (Tarkwa Branch), and EddyTech Consult. Representatives of the companies were present to grace the occasion.
“To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.” This quote highlights the innovative and problem-solving mindset of engineers and their important role in shaping our world.