Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has won the 2020 Carleton University and Canadian government’s grant for the Gendered Design in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programme.
The polytechnic won the grant valued in millions of naira to construct an eco-friendly generator for low-income female artisans in Nigeria.
The Gendered Design in STEAM programme at Carleton University, funded by Canadian government’s International Development Research Council (IDRC), was awarded to 20 research teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with 19 other teams domiciled in universities.
Mrs. Ese Esther Oriarewo and Dr. Obokhai Kess Asikhia are to act as primary and co-primary investigators in Edo Poly project.
Prof. Abiodun Falodun, Rector of the polytechnic, said the institution would continue to prioritise Research and Development (R&D) as one of its core mandates,.
He noted that the inclination to research was in furtherance of the target set by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration for state-owned institutions to pursue innovative, technology-driven methods to solve society’s problems.