Dr. Chao Mbogho, the dean at the School of Science and Technology at the Kenya Methodist University (Kemu) has added another amazing feat to her accolades.

She is one of 5 women from developing countries to be awarded the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation 2020 award in Engineering, Innovation, and Technology.

Mbogo received the honours due to her work in designing techniques to support students in resource-constrained environments to learn computer programming using mobile devices.

“Her research finds ways to circumvent limitations such as small screens and small keypads, that make it difficult for students to use mobile phones for programming in areas where computers are not easily available,” a statement by the Elsevier Foundation.

Dr. Chao will receive the award alongside five other women identified as Susana Arrechea from Guatemala, Champika Ellawalla from Sri Lanka, Sumira Subrina from Bangladesh, and Fathiah Zakham from Yemeni, all of them in the field of engineering.

They will be honoured on Saturday, February 15, at the Minority and Women Scientists and Engineers Networking Breakfast from 7:00-9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time Zone – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kenyan time) in Seattle at the AAAS Annual Meeting (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

CONGRATULATIONS!