Agricultural Engineering Students won International Machine Design Award

Published: 07 Nov 2016

Four final year students of the Department of Agricultural Engineering won the second prize in an international machine design contest organized by the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), an international NGO from the USA.. The contest, which was sponsored by the USAID was on engineering innovative designs to improve food security for small holder farmers.

The competition was open to university engineering students worldwide including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The announcement came in February 2016 and was posted on notice boards in the College of Engineering. The four-man team made up of Messrs Ignatius Awutey Kwaku Xenyah, Nathaniel Kwashie Madjiri, Jeffery Boakye Appiagyei and Akendola Frederick Abangba (TEAM INJA), submitted a design of soybean thresher that was shortlisted and emerged first runners-up in the final award ceremony. The name INJA is an abbreviation of the first names of the team members. For their prize, the INJA team received $500. The first prize winners were from The University of Missouri in the USA and the third prize winners came from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Members of the INJA team were mentored by Professor Emmanuel Bobobee and Mr. Joseph Aveyire all of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, KNUST.

We congratulate Team INJA for making KNUST proud of their achievement.



Team INJA receiving their award.



Team INJA making a donation from their prize money to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering.


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