Greensprings student accepted into the 2024 Chevron Engineering Leadership Program

Jasmine Njoku of our Lekki campus has been accepted into the 2024 Chevron Engineering Leadership Program for proposing a multifaceted Waste-to-Energy power plant to address the power shortage in Nigeria. The STEM camp, offered by the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in partnership with Chevron, aims to equip future African engineers with the skills to drive change on the continent.

Before her acceptance into the highly competitive programme, Jasmine’s understanding of how life could be better through innovative engineering was tested, as she was tasked with thinking like an engineer and coming up with a solution to a problem in her community.
She proposed a solution to the erratic power supply in Lagos, her beloved city. Her comprehensive proposal was an alternative power generation plant that converts waste to heat energy and propels power turbines; an air pollution control system that prevents the release of greenhouse gases; and a robust structure for waste collection.

The proposal also includes introducing a subscription card to incentivise citizens who feed the power plants with recycled wastes, and credit accumulated on the card can be withdrawn or used as a discount when paying for power from the generated electricity.

The Chevron Engineering Leadership Program will be held for two weeks from Monday, 01 July 2024 to Friday, 12 July 2024 at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. The instructors of the camp are distinguished engineers, scientists, and other dignitaries from around the globe, and it will be a great opportunity for Jasmine to improve her knowledge and skills. Participants will work in teams of four to address a compelling Engineering Design Challenge, and on the final day, all teams will present to a panel of judges.

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Besides camp training, participants will also take part in cultural activities and tours of Johannesburg.