IEEE Boston GOLD African Students MentorNet
African Engineering Students to Receive Mentoring from IEEE Boston GOLD
[Also available on IEEE Boston GOLD website]
Members of IEEE Boston GOLD are very excited to announce a mentoring program it has developed to assist engineering students in Africa working on their undergraduate senior (final year) projects. This project is poised to help the students access a pool of experienced professionals who are practicing at the cutting edge of science and technology. The mentors will guide the students, providing important directions as they work with their local universities or polytechnics on their projects. Only projects that involve electrical, electronics, computer engineering and related fields will be supported.
This service is completely free. We emphasize that the goal is to help the students develop skills with directions on how to approach some engineering problems. Members of GOLD will not be solving their problems for them. The support could range from helping to design a circuit to developing a test strategy.
Interested students are asked to send a two page free application, describing their projects and what they will need from us. Upon receipt and approval, the project will be assigned to one of our members whose skills and interests align with the students projects. Through email and video communication, the mentor and the student will work together as the former helps to direct the latter.
This program will be administered by the African Institution of Technology and technically driven by the IEEE. It will run as a pilot project from August 2010 to August 2011 and will be continued, if necessary.
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About African Institution of Technology (AFRIT): AFRIT is a technology focused non-profit organization with the aim of facilitating emerging technology diffusion in Africa. It has organized more than 35 engineering workshops and seminars in the continent.