Anchor University, along with 5 other universities, has emerged as the finalist of the Nigerian Science and Technology Innovative Challenge 2020 organised by the Nigerian Content and Development Management Board (NDCMB). The 6 finalists emerged after their regional contest held at Covenant University, Ota on May 11, 2021.
Managed by Enactus Nigeria, the competition is designed to challenge all students of accredited Nigerian tertiary institutions, to apply science, technology and innovation to find home-grown solutions to everyday problems across all sectors of the economy.
Anchor University’s project, a power generating solution that depends on pressure rather than fuel to function is called Piezo-electric Generator. According to the AUL team, the machine is designed to be a fuelless, noiseless, green energy generator that should run as long as the pressure source is consistent. As it stands, Anchor University will be going out against the other 5 regional winners for the final stage where 3 institutions will emerge as winners and one of them crowned as the National Champion. The other 5 institutions still in the contest are: University of Jos; Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi; Crossriver University of Technology; Federal University of Technology, Owerri; and Tai Solarin University of Education.
According to the organisers, a total of 511 applications were received from 129 institutions across the country. The applications were consequently screened by 63 distinguished professional and verified by KPMG Professional Services to the top 15 entries.
The two students representing Anchor University at the competition are John Ayeleso and Ruth Sunday– 300 level students of Physics Electronics and Geophysics respectively.
Photo: Anchor University Representatives- Ruth Sunday (left) and John Ayeleso (right)