FOUR Harare Institute of Technology students will represent the institution at the final round of the National Engineering Students Awards Competition after emerging victorious in a tight precursory round.
In a preliminary round for the NESAC, a dozen of students from HIT battled it out to secure a spot for the next round of this competition. In the oral presentations, Christine Juta from the department of Electronic Engineering grabbed the top spot for her project called ‘Development of test rig for automated driving test track’ to proceed to the next while Toundariro Musarurwa from the Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering came second.
“On a personal level, Im elated. I have worked hard. This is a one year project so a lot of time and effort has been put.
“Its not easy to come up with a design and innovation project. So many things have been done and it feels like there is nothing to do. So basically coming up with a relevant project idea addressing relevant issues and finding the opportunity to come on this platform is really a feat to be celebrated,” said Juta.
From Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was Kudakwashe Pasurayi came first in the poster presentation while Tonderai Kadengwa was number two.
Pasurayi’s project was called ‘Design optimisation of wet spent grain driving system’ with Kadengwa’s dubbed Design of 120 M3/HR Water treatment plant using Bone Char Bio Absorption technology for water de-fluoridation.
There were also institutional competitions of similar nature at University of Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi University of Technology, National University of Science and Technology among other institutions that focus on engineering.
Students who made it from all the country’s universities that specialise in engineering will meet at the final round on a date to be announced.
Here are the winners.
For oral presentations: 1. Christine Juta 2. Tariro Musarurwa
For poster presentations: 1. Kudakwashe Pasurayi 2. Tonderai Kadengwa