The Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) South Korea in collaboration with the College of Engineering has worked on four innovative projects over a three-week period. The exchange programme was under the ICT World Volunteers programme sponsored by the Korean Government.
The first group of students worked on building a drone for agricultural purposes. They assembled the drone to take pictures, which were analysed to determine the health of crop farms by studying the leaves to predict the yield of produce on the farms.
The second batch of students also built an intelligent wheelchair which automatically checks the vitals of patients and send them to the appropriate units of the hospital with the help of an alarm signal for necessary action.
The last group of students built an intelligent waste sorter and an intelligent egg collector.
The Koreans also took the opportunity to share their experiences in mobile app development and Arduino programming with their Ghanaian counterparts.
Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, the Provost of the College of Engineering in his closing remarks commended the participants for the level of creativity and innovation exhibited. He mentioned that, within the three weeks, the students have demonstrated that varying culture is not an impediment to progress. He therefore, encouraged the students not to relent but keep working hard.
The exchange program was coordinated by the Ag. Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Jerry John Kponyo and Dr. Albert Adjattor the International Students Officer, all at the College of Engineering. Dr Kwadwo Mensah Darkwah, Dr Frank Agyemang of the Materials Department in KNUST, Dr Daniel Opoku and Mr Justice Owusu Agyemang both of Electrical Engineering supervised the projects.