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. Continue reading “The business of renewable energy: How do engineers fit in?”
I believe that a lady in engineering should go out there and know you are representing all ladies in tech. Do your best. Don’t restrict yourself. Do as much as you can do so that the young girl who comes after you will not be restricted based on your decisions.
Are engineers meant to be entrepreneurs? There are still very few female entrepreneurs, with the numbers more dismal for STEM! Most studies blame this on women shying away from entrepreneurial opportunities. Our interview with two tech-preneurs, Eng. Mercy Manyuchi and Eng. Joy Makumbe take us through their work, their challenges and why you should be a tech-preneur.
What does it take to become a lecturer in electrical engineering? And what does this career choice involve? Find below my interview with a lecturer in Electrical Engineering, who is passionate about engineering, teaching and mentorship, Dr. Ditiro Setlhaolo. She is also a consultant in demand side energy management.
I am hoping that I can be part of the team that changes the industry by getting renewables onto the grid in Kenya.
Engineering and me were made for each other. Engineers are supposed to answer questions. Solve problems. Well, an unanswered question nags me to no end. And unsolved problems cry to me to fix them.