The Nigerian Genius
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The Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition (Campus Edition) is an engineering challenge that brings together Nigeria’s brightest minds in tertiary institutions to solve Nigeria’s toughest engineering and manufacturing challenges. During the challenge, the contestants learn Advanced Engineering Skills from industry experts and are given access to Precision Manufacturing Equipment at CLINTONEL Advanced Engineering Centre Aba to build engineering and manufacturing solutions for Nigeria. These young geniuses undergo intensive training on engineering and different manufacturing processes including: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Product Design and Development, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), 3D Printing, Laser Engraving, Laser Cutting, CNC lathe machining, CNC 4-axis Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Metal Casting, etc. They are further tasked with deploying the skills acquired to design and build different engineering products and solutions. The winning team receives the award prize, while the winning tertiary institution ranks No 1 in Engineering Education in Nigeria.
Here is more about the Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition from the 2022 finalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okOO7f6EL1o&t=60s
Goals and objectives of the Nigerian Genius
The Nigerian Genius Engineering Competition was set up to achieve the following objectives:
- Draw national attention to engineering as a critical part of manufacturing and national development.
- Inspire tertiary institutions to improve their engineering education, paying more attention to industry relevant skills and Project Based Learning
- Equip engineering students with essential industry and manufacturing skills
- Boost local manufacturing, resulting in employment generation and economic development
Watch the Nigerian Genius (Campus Edition) 2022 challenge here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMBoXV7KE3PXWPdK5TXY0g
Nigerian Genius Partners
The Nigerian Genius is supported by ACT Foundation, Engineering X (Royal Academy of Engineering), CLINTONEL Advanced Engineering Centre and Autodesk.