Mar 6 Seattle Event: Ashesi Prof. Korsah on “Creativity + Engineering = African Progress”


Dr. Korsah at Ashesi Engineering Groundbreaking

Thursday, March 6 at 7 pm |  Doors open 6:30
At the downtown Seattle condo home of Todd and Ruth Warren
Free  |  Light appetizers will be served  | Click here to RSVP

Dr. Korsah has a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and a M.Sc from Dartmouth and is the recipient of both global and African awards.

To be an engineer is to be a creator…and you impact a lot of people when you are the creator of the technology that powers our lives.” — Dr. Ayorkor Korsah.

Dr. Korsah teaches computer science and robotics at Ashesi University in Ghana, where she challenges her undergraduates to create new solutions to real-world, every day African challenges.

From the $10 robot to an intelligent water-monitoring system
Dr. Korsah is the force behind diverse projects, including a collaboration between Ashesi and CMU to design an automated system for monitoring water usage on Ashesi University’s campus, and pioneering the Ashesi Robotics Experience (AR/X), which engages African high school students in STEM learning.

Dr. Korsah’s awards include the 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) for her work in co-founding the African Robotics Network (AFRON), whose “$10 Robot” Design Challenge spurred participants to create extremely low cost robots to jump-start robotics education in Africa. AFRON now spans 25 countries.

Dr. Korsah also received the Ideas 2012 Award, given to Ghanaians under 40 who have invested significantly in a project or organization that enriches the lives of Ghanaians.

About Ashesi
Since 2002, the mission of Ashesi University is to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, the concern for others, and the courage it will take to transform their continent. Ashesi is a world-class 4 year university with majors in computer science, MIS, and business. Ashesi’s 500+ graduates have a 100% placement rate, and 95% stay in Africa where they create innovative solutions, grow local businesses, and improve lives on a national and regional scale.

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