His name is Dr. Osatohanmwen Osemwengie. He has been an integral member of the American armed forces, building drones for the United States Army. These drones are used for surveillance to gather important information, as well as take out terrorist camps.
Dr. Osatohanmwen Osemwengie, who comes from Benin, Edo state, joins the list of Nigerians making a difference around the world.
Here’s what you should know about Dr. Osato Osemwengie:
1. He is a successful academic
Dr. Osemwengie has four graduate degrees, a Doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently working on his 5th and 6th Master’s degree in software engineering at Regis University and Information Systems at the Keller Graduate School of Management.
2. He is the founder of a US-based University
Dr. Osato Osemwengie is the founder of the Open Robotics University; a tuition-free engineering degree-granting university that allows people to further exercise their talents and expand their knowledge into all fields related to engineering.
3. His skill sets him apart from other educational administrators
Dr. Osemwengie was selected in 2008 to present at the world robotics championships, having expertly coached robotics and served as software engineering mentor to robotics teams.
4. He has been recognized both at home and abroad.
Prior to his trip to the United States in 1982, Dr. Osemwengie served as an administrator of the College of Education, Benin City and was recognized as their Educator of the Year for securing funding used to design and implement pre-service teacher education programs.
He served as the Administrator of the Columbus City School System from 1992 to 2011, where he coordinated staff and student recruitment. He also developed programs to increase staff and student retention. He also taught for five years (1987- 1992) in the aforementioned school district. Dr. Osemwengie was a facilitator for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- sponsored Ohio Leadership for Integrating Technology Initiative (OLIT).
It is true that science is fast becoming an integral component in the battle of influences all over the world. Ventures Africa recently reported how Nigeria is adopting the drone war approach against terrorists. This could also mean the country needs great minds like Dr. Osato Osemwengie to help build and develop new technology.