Former President of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) KNUST Chapter has received the prestigious Golden Torch Award for International Member of the Year at the just-ended National Society of Black Engineers’ Global Convention held in Anaheim California.
On 4th February 2022, Mariama Alidu received an email from the National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship team that she has won a Golden Torch Award for positively impacting her community.Ghana is proud of Mariama and we can’t wait to bear witness to the great heights she will definitely scale.
A graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Mariama completed her degree in Petrochemical Engineering, a branch of Chemical Engineering with a First-Class Honors. She was also one of the recipients of the NSBE fulfilling the Legacy Scholarship.
In her acceptance speech she said, “I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected to receive this prestigious award, The Golden Torch Award, International
Member of the Year Category. I have been with the organization for more than 4 years. I am always delighted when it comes to serving the community. Currently, we are assisting other non-profits in Ghana, Africa by introducing a whole different way of how science is thought in classrooms. Here, we teach them based on practical. We have impacted more than 1000 students in the Ashanti Region, Kumasi. A region in West Africa. I am so honored to have my work recognized in the 48th NSBE Annual Convention.”
Mariama Alidu is currently offering her mandatory national service at the National Petroleum Authority and hopes to become the Chief Executive Officer of British Petroleum in future.
Every year, the NSBE Golden Torch Awards honors and recognizes organizations and individuals who exemplify the Society’s ideals of academic excellence and professional success. The honorees must have produced a consistent body of highly distinguished work while serving as role models for others.
NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the world. The society’s members, chapters and supporters are dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.