Final year Engineering students organize a symposium
One of the organizers, George Yikwanga, explained that the symposium will be held under the theme ‘Engineering Solutions Towards Sustainable Social and Economic Development’ at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel.
Yikwanga said in conjunction with the Malawi Institute of Engineers (MIE) they believe the gathering will provide a platform of exposure to individuals, companies and organizations that will actively participate.
“It will also serve as an opportunity for companies to re-invent themselves by adopting new skills, technologies and viewpoints that will be available to harvest from the pool of the fresh engineers in patronage.” Said Yikwanga
However, Yikwanga pointed out that the most important endeavor among all the other scheduled activities of the symposium would be presentations of latest projects from students and companies.
“On the other hand, this year’s key presentations will also highlight the advancement in the Faculty of Engineering, with this year’s graduating class having the highest number of female engineering students,” said Yikwanga.
He said the symposium has been made possible with support from Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM), Huawei Malawi, Puma Energy, Northern Region Water Board, Airtel Malawi, Blantyre Water Board, Southern Region Water Board, Macra, Mera, FMB, Public Partnership Commission (PPC), Total, WTM Chirwa and Associates Consulting Engineers, GIMTEC Building and Civil Engineering, Agora, Kabula Industrial Safety Specialists(KISS), Top Range, Tahnet and the Polytechnic’s Faculty of Engineering.