Whenever there is prevailing black excellence, the narrative should always be in the limelight. And this comes especially in the case of those who excel in foreign lands. Zahra Ibrahim, a Ph.D. student from Nigeria, won a prestigious engineering award in Scotland.
Zahrah’s impeccable engineering efforts were recognized by the University of Aberdeen School of Engineering.
Her achievements have landed her the European Drilling Engineering Association Innovation award.
In a post on Facebook, the university said, “The School of Engineering would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Zahrah Ibrahim, who was selected as winner of the inaugural European Drilling Engineering Association Drilling Engineering Innovation award, which comes with €5,000 cash prize and attendance at 2 DEA(e) meetings with paid travel and accommodation expenses.
“All applications were reviewed based on their innovation, relevance to the DEA(e) and impact to the industry and the steering committee agreed that Zahrah’s presentation scored high in all three categories.”
The interesting part of her story is that the prize is accompanied by €5,000, including paid travel and accommodation.
Her stellar work is an attestation that African innovation should be afforded a room to flourish. The good work needs to be celebrated to inspire more for cutting-edge innovation and technology.